Freedom Foundation joined a coalition letter to Congressional leadership urging them to reject H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act”, as it would have a deep chilling effect on free speech in America.
In true Orwellian fashion, the “For the People Act” would have the opposite effect from its supporters’ stated goals. Rather than promote a more ‘responsive and representative government’, H.R. 1 would expose the identities of Americans who contribute to non-profit organizations, opening them up to intimidation and harassment by political opponents. Other provisions of the bill would require organizations like the Freedom Foundation to file burdensome reports with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) for online content, include unnecessary disclaimers on online ads, and broaden the definition of political ‘coordination’ to prevent organizations from contacting Members of Congress regarding policy issues.
Freedom Foundation knows all too well the limits some politicians will go to stifle speech with which they disagree. Please read the letter joined by a broad coalition of center-right groups representing millions of Americans across the country.