Institute for Free Speech Adds Media Manager, Policy Analyst

IFS Welcomes Tiffany Donnelly, Promotes Alex Baiocco

November 7, 2019   •  By IFS Staff   •  
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Alexandria, VA – The Institute for Free Speech is pleased to announce that Tiffany Donnelly has joined IFS as the Institute’s Media Manager. In this role, she will be responsible for compiling the Institute’s signature weekday Daily Media Update, overseeing the organization’s social media presence, and contributing op-eds and blog posts on free speech topics.

Alex Baiocco, who joined the Institute in 2016 and has served as Media Manager since 2018, has been promoted to Policy Analyst.

“The right to political speech is a fundamental human right. The government did not grant this freedom, and the government does not have the right to take it away. Sadly, this is news to many politicians. Not coincidentally, the biggest beneficiaries of the speech-suppressing regulations preventing ordinary citizens from participating in government are the political incumbents who champion them. I am honored to join the Institute for Free Speech in the fight to protect and defend Americans’ speech, press, assembly, and petition rights,” said Tiffany.

Prior to joining the Institute for Free Speech, Tiffany earned a B.A. in History from Brown University and a J.D. from the University of Louisville. She previously worked as a Paralegal at the ACLU’s National Office, where she managed client outreach in education-related cases across the country.

As Policy Analyst, Alex Baiocco will be responsible for developing the Institute’s policy ideas and educational resources. He will author papers to explain the organization’s position on free speech issues and educate the public, policymakers, and media. He will also contribute op-eds and blog posts on topics related to free political speech.

“In my three years at the Institute, I’ve had the opportunity to immerse myself in the numerous laws and regulations that most affect Americans’ ability to speak about government. I am excited to leverage this knowledge and experience in contributing to the Institute’s expanding body of work championing First Amendment freedoms,” said Alex.

About the Institute for Free Speech

The Institute for Free Speech is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes and defends the First Amendment rights to freely speak, assemble, publish, and petition the government. Originally known as the Center for Competitive Politics, it was founded in 2005 by Bradley A. Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. The Institute is the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights.

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