President’s Letter

Thank you for visiting the virtual home of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation. This website is a handy guide to who we are, what we do, and how we advocate for open and transparent government in Georgia.

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is short and to the point:

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.

It’s our mission at the Georgia First Amendment Foundation to speak up for those constitutional values and the values that logically follow, among them: the public’s right to know.

We live in a time when the need for a free and independent media is being questioned, when citizen journalists are intimidated and when local, state and federal entities have shown the inclination to keep the public’s records secret.

Please support the work of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and our fight for free speech, independent journalism, and government transparency.

Sincerely,

 

 

Richard T. Griffiths
President