In September, we launched a new task force with many of our friends, including the ACLU, Greenpeace, Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Rainforest Action Network, and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, to take aim against corporations and people in positions of power that use ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation’ (SLAPPs) to limit free speech and silence critics. For the first time, the “Protect the Protest” task force combines the legal and mobilization power of a broad range of organizations to fight back against this courtroom tactic. The goal is to expose courtroom bullying, defeat and stop SLAPP suits, and defend the pillars of democracy by protecting everyone’s right to protest and free speech. We launched the task force in coordinated events in San Francisco and New York City.

In September, we launched a new task force with many of our friends, including the ACLU, Greenpeace, Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Rainforest Action Network, and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, to take aim against corporations and people in positions of power that use ‘strategic lawsuits against public participation’ (SLAPPs) to limit free speech and silence critics. For the first time, the “Protect the Protest” task force combines the legal and mobilization power of a broad range of organizations to fight back against this courtroom tactic. The goal is to expose courtroom bullying, defeat and stop SLAPP suits, and defend the pillars of democracy by protecting everyone’s right to protest and free speech.

We launched the task force in coordinated events in San Francisco and New York City .