1st Amendment Rights

Since 1909, The Association for Women in Communications has been guided by the following principles:
  • to promote the advancement of women in all fields of communications,
  • to work for the First Amendment rights and responsibilities of communicators,
  • to recognize distinguished professional standards throughout the communications industry.
Kelly Shannon (center) with participants.
Kelly Shannon (center) with participants.

Freedom of Information (FOI) Issues
The First Amendment Center works to preserve and protect First Amendment freedoms through information and education. The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.

The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.