• Protecting Protest

    Protecting those who speak out
    against corporate human rights abuses

The rights to free speech, peaceable assembly, and petition are under attack by corporations and powerful individuals. We believe that protestors and those who speak out against these actors should not be silenced through judicial processes that stymie justice and stifle free speech. When corporate interests and wealthy people use the judicial system to silence their critics, we fight back.

To further this work, ICAR leads the Protect the Protest Task Force, a coalition of 25 social justice, environmental, and civil liberties organizations. Learn more about our task force and get help on the Protect the Protest website.

News & Features

  • Contact your Member of Congress NOW and tell them to support the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Protection Act of 2022
  • Representative Jamie Raskin Introduces Landmark Bill Establishing Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute to Protect First Amendment Rights
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tackles SLAPPs

Contact your Member of Congress NOW and tell them to support the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Protection Act of 2022

Corporations are using Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) to silence free speech, prevent us from exposing the damage they're doing to our planet, and potentially shut us down entirely. Congressman Jamie Raskin has introduced the first-ever federal anti-SLAPP legislation to prevent companies from abusing U.S. federal courts to attack our right to free speech. Contact your Member of Congress now and tell them to support the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation Protection Act of 2022!

Representative Jamie Raskin Introduces Landmark Bill Establishing Federal Anti-SLAPP Statute to Protect First Amendment Rights

Representative Jamie Raskin introduced the first Anti-SLAPP Bill to deter strategic lawsuits against public participation on September 15th, 2022. The SLAPP Protection Act would protect free speech and uphold the integrity of our courts. Read ICAR's statement.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Tackles SLAPPs

After being SLAPPed in 2017, John Oliver devotes an entire episode of his HBO show, Last Week Tonight, to discuss the impact of SLAPPs, his personal experience being SLAPPed, and the need for federal and state SLAPP laws.

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