In 2018, a group of nonprofit organizations created the “Protect the Protest” task force with the goal of ending the threat that “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation” (SLAPPs) pose to the rights of those working in the public interest — activists, community organizers, civil society organizations, and journalists, among others.
We are here to help. We recommend that you get started by reading An Activist’s Guide: Reducing Exposure to SLAPP Lawsuits, and by looking at the resources below.
The coalition provides three types of direct support to those facing SLAPP threats:
IF YOU NEED DIRECT SUPPORT, CONTACT US HERE.
“Protect the Protest” is a completely not-for-profit initiative. There is no cost for requesting these services. “Protect the Protest” provides campaigns support, as well as general resources and training, at no cost. The costs of legal support vary according to each situation, but we make every attempt to help the defendants find pro bono or low-cost legal support.
We cannot guarantee support for everyone who makes a request, but we will review every application carefully and respond to all submissions.
For more information about SLAPPs, please visit the following pages: