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 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.

Above the FoldJul 11, 2016 - 9:00am

Defending Free Speech Rights

Over the Fourth of July holiday, Americans gathered to celebrate the freedoms that make the United States the envy of the world. But in our current political environment, it’s not enough to celebrate our freedoms — we must also protect them. Fundamental liberties, including free speech, free association, and due process, are coming under attack from the left and the right.

Letters to CongressJun 14, 2016 - 9:45am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 5053, the "Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5053, the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act.”

Above the FoldApr 07, 2016 - 3:15pm

Stifling Free Speech Is Not the American Way

In the name of “transparency” some groups want to chill free speech of groups they don’t agree with.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2015 - 5:30pm

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 2029, the "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016," and the "PATH Act of 2015"

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting H.R. 2029, as amended by the House with the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” and the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

Letters to CongressDec 17, 2015 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - "Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016"

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016,” and several policy provisions within it, was sent to all Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

VideoNov 04, 2015 - 10:15am

Standing Up for American Enterprise

The latest updates from the U.S. Chamber.