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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

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
Free Enterprise Main Street Postcard Image

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.

Op EdSep 12, 2016 (All day)

Chamber of Commerce chief: Attacks on our rights must be challenged

By Thomas J. Donohue 

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.

LetterJun 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.