This Thanksgiving, FIRE is grateful for you.
In 2012, FIRE welcomed two new "green light" schools, providing freedom of expression for over 40,000 students; we saw the fall of another unconstitutional "free speech zone" in federal court; and we released an updated Guide that has already helped hundreds of thousands of students understand their rights. And we have continued to give help and support to hundreds of students and professors as they fight to stem the tide of censorship on campus.
Thank you for making all of our work possible.
This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you
And so are the millions of students and professors who benefit
from our vital work. Thank you for your commitment to FIRE
and to bringing liberty to America’s campuses.
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FIRE would like to wish all of our allies and supporters a very happy Thanksgiving.
There is much to be thankful for right now, as November has been an almost unprecedented month for fundamental freedoms on campus. FIRE’s Speech Codes Litigation Project saw another victory when a federal judge in California enjoined the enforcement of several speech codes at San Francisco State University and issued a written opinion emphasizing the crucial importance of the First Amendment on college campuses. The University of Delaware ended an Orwellian thought reform program in its residence halls just days after FIRE brought the case to the attention of the national media. And a college president who brazenly expelled a student for peacefully exercising his First Amendment rights announced his early retirement in the wake of that scandal.
There are no doubt more battles to come in the fight for student rights on campus, but as we prepare to enjoy a long weekend filled with food, friends, and family, things are looking up. We wish you all a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.