Free Speech

There are some freedoms that define the American dream and bring vitality to a productive, innovative, and prosperous free enterprise system. Those freedoms include the right to speak, the right to due process, and the right to take a risk and be rewarded, not vilified, for your success.

These rights are the building blocks of our free society and our free enterprise system. And when they come under attack, the Chamber responds. 

Recent Activity

Above the FoldOct 29, 2018 - 1:15pm
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An Open Letter to Office Holders, Candidates, and Political Pundits of Both Parties

Let's express our differences as our founders envisioned: at the ballot box.

LetterAug 15, 2018 - 11:45am

IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act of 2018

This letters was sent to Representative Peter Roskam (with a cc to Rep. Kevin Brady and Senator Orrin Hatch) in support of H.R. 4916, "IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act of 2018."

Above the FoldJul 02, 2018 - 9:00am
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Putting the ‘Civil’ Back Into Civil Society

Our right to speak carries with it the responsibility to listen, give others a fair hearing, and be open to different points of view.

Litigation UpdateSep 19, 2017 - 1:15pm

Ninth Circuit Blocks San Francisco’s Attempt to Require Warnings on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

The regulation, promulgated by the City and County of San Francisco, required advertisers who post an ad for sugar-sweetened beverages to include a warning.

Above the FoldJul 28, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Power of Free Enterprise, Part 2

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

Above the FoldJul 17, 2017 - 9:00am
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Speaking Up for Free Speech

The U.S. Chamber is a proud advocate of free speech. We stand up to all attacks of that basic right.

Above the FoldJul 14, 2017 - 10:00am
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Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on the Power of Free Enterprise

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country. As part of #LetsGrow campaign, we visited entrepreneurs in their hometowns, sat down with small business owners during their visits to Washington, and listened to job creators during roundtables and congressional hearings to hear what they had to say.

Above the FoldNov 03, 2016 - 3:30pm

Business Community: 45th President Needs to Get Back to Business

The number one domestic priority has to be economic growth.

Above the FoldOct 14, 2016 - 4:45pm
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Why Restoring Civility in Our Politics is Needed More than Ever

Everybody deserves their right to speak their beliefs. Unfortunately many stopped listening to each other.