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Free Speech Week

Photo Photo by Heather LaBow, First Place winner of the 2014 FSW/NPPA “Free Speech Everyday” photo contest, courtesy of Free Speech Week Advisory Council.

Photo by Heather LaBow, first place winner of the 2014 “Free Speech Everyday” photo contest, courtesy of Free Speech Week Advisory Council.

Free Speech Week is a national event, observed during the third full week of October each year, that recognizes free speech and press in the United States. This year it will be observed October 19-25, 2015.

Free Speech Week is neither a political event nor an ideological platform. According to the organizers, “Free Speech Week is designed as a unifying celebration, elevating the vision of the Founding Fathers above the political fray and recognizing free speech as something we can all believe in and cherish. It’s goal is to raise public awareness of the importance of free speech in our democracy – and to celebrate that freedom.

Exercise your free speech right by posting a message online; change your Facebook profile picture today with the Free Speech Love Badge. Compose a poem. Display a bumper sticker. Keep a journal. Write a letter to the editor. Speak out at a rally. Express yourself in the ways that work best for you. Just let your voice be heard!

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