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

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 9:30am
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U.S. Chamber Policy Priorities for 2020

This booklet is the guide to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's policy priorities for 2020. This booklet was released and referenced during the 2019 State of American Business on January 9th, 2020.

Press ReleaseMay 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Christchurch Call

The Chamber recognizes the importance of collaboration and a cross-society approach to address the spread of terrorist and violent extremist content.

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2019 - 4:30pm

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 1, "For the People Act of 2019."

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1, "For the People Act of 2019."

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2019 - 4:00pm

Coalition Letter - H.R. 1, "For the People Act of 2019."

This coalition letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing H.R. 1, "For the People Act of 2019." Three-hundred and seventeen organizations signed on to the letter.

Letters to CongressDec 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

Key Vote Alert! - S.J.Res. 64

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the United States Senate opposing S.J.Res. 64, which would provide for a repeal under the CRA of the IRS’ guidance related to disclosure of donors to tax exempt organizations.

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.

Letters to CongressAug 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.