Anti-SLAPP Task Force: Protect the Protest

Courts are for those who seek justice, not revenge. A growing number of corporations, law firms, and individuals attempt to silence their critics by filing “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs). SLAPPs violate the First Amendment rights of those who speak truth to power. We formed this task force to protect our rights - and yours - to speak out, criticize, and protest peacefully. Because democracy needs dissent. WE ARE HERE TO HELP! IF YOU NEED SUPPORT, CONTACT US HERE.

Resources

What is SLAPP?

Have you ever suffered an injustice and felt the… Read more

Who is vulnerable?

SLAPPs target a wide range of organizations and people… Read more

Know your rights

The rights to speak freely, assemble peacefully, and petition… Read more

Get help

Preparation helps to reduce the risk of being targeted.… Read more

Our cases

Learn about the recent work of the Protect the… Read more

Help us end SLAPP

Ending this threat requires cooperation across the political spectrum… Read more

The Task Force

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American Civil Liberties Union
Amnesty International
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for International Environmental Law
Civil Liberties Defense Center
Climate Defense Project
EarthRights International
Electronic Frontier Foundation
First Amendment Project
Freedom of the Press Foundation
Greenpeace
Human Rights Watch
International Corporate Accountability Roundtable
Mosquito Fleet
Natural Resources Defense Council
Rainforest Action Network
Stand.earth
Public Citizen
Democracy depends on those who are willing to speak truth to power. For too long, those with power have used SLAPPs as a way to silence their critics. We need your help to end this threat once and for all. We are looking for volunteer activists, social media enthusiasts, protesters, writers, and others to join this campaign.

History of SLAPP Suits

SLAPPs are not a new tactic, but have grown into a larger threat in our era of polarized mass communications and drastic inequality. Learn how SLAPP bullies use the courts to silence their critics, and how free speech advocates are working to protect our rights.

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STATES WITH ANTI-SLAPP LAWS
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FEDERAL PROTECTIONS AGAINST SLAPPS
$300 mil
DAMAGES REQUESTED IN RECENT SLAPP AGAINST GREENPEACE