Why disclosing ‘dark money’ donations actually hurts your freedom of speech

January 24, 2023   •  By Alec Greven   •  , , ,

Proposition 211 harms your right to join others to form groups to press for government reform. With the law’s forced disclosure of names and addresses, fewer ...

New York’s complex laws restrict speech and advocacy

November 9, 2022   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , , ,

A new report says New York restricts more speech about government than any other state in the nation. The Institute for Free Speech, a ...

DONNELLY: Wrong Politics? No Bank Account

October 28, 2022   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , ,

In one of October’s most alarming yet underreported stories, the nonprofit National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF) claims that Chase abruptly closed its new account with ...

The DISCLOSE Act Would Harm Democracy

October 3, 2022   •  By Alec Greven   •  , ,

Once again congressional Democratic leaders tried, and failed, to pass the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that would publicly expose the names and addresses of ...

Free Speech Index

The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to present the Free Speech Index: A first-of-its-kind analysis of laws restricting speech about government in all ...

To prevent political violence, support for nonprofit groups should stay private

August 4, 2022   •  By Nathan Maxwell   •  , ,

For the latest demonstration of why people deserve a right to privacy when supporting nonprofit advocacy groups, look no further than the controversy surrounding ...

California Gunowner Data Leak Makes the Case (Again) for Donor Privacy

July 7, 2022   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , , ,

In Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the district court made factual findings that leaks were commonplace and the State’s security protocols for maintaining the confidentiality ...

Sheldon Whitehouse’s DISCLOSE Act would not have prevented Jan. 6

June 27, 2022   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , , ,

This reflects either a remarkable ignorance of or a flat-out disregard for what those existing laws regulate. This is also why the DISCLOSE Act ...

When They Attack ‘Dark Money,’ They’re Really Attacking Free Speech

March 25, 2022   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , , ,

By adopting Democrats' strategy of attacking so-called dark money groups at this week's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, Republican senators are fueling ...

Exposing Donations to Political Causes Can Chill Free Speech

February 28, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , , , ,

Americans should take two lessons from these unfortunate events. First: The right to support causes privately and keep our associations to ourselves is important ...

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