This event now SOLD OUT! Join us for the 2017 Georgia First Amendment Foundation Legislative Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., Jan. 26, at CNN. Public officials, newsmakers and the media will join us for a discussion of First Amendment issues emerging in the 2017 session. Register now. The annual event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Get a preview by reading about GFAF’s top legislative priorities for this year’s session. Want a sense of what you’ll see at the Legislative Breakfast? Check out videos of last year’s discussion, courtesy of Nydia Tisdale:

  • GFAF board member and Legislative Breakfast panelist Cynthia Counts, a First Amendment lawyer, explains what legislation against a “strategic lawsuit against participation,” or anti-SLAPP, means and why it matters to free speech. The discussion came a few weeks before GFAF and other groups helped usher through the most effective legislative protection of free speech rights in Georgia in 20 years. It was a major First Amendment victory for Georgians, bolstering their right to comment on matters of public concern.
  • Listen to former WSB-TV legislative reporter Lori Geary talk about how the Georgia Senate conducts the public’s business in secret.
  • Hear board member and First Amendment lawyer Peter Canfield describe how legislation related to drones is increasingly important for newsgathering.
  • Board member Tom Clyde, a First Amendment lawyer, explains how criminal justice reform efforts could have an impact on the public’s access to information about criminal records.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 Legislative Breakfast.