Join the Fight for Liberty on Campus with a FIRE Widget or Badge

By February 3, 2011

You’ve retweeted our news, voiced your opinion about cases on our Facebook page, and witnessed the chilling impact that campus censorship has on students and faculty by watching our YouTube videos. Still itching to do more to combat the unconstitutional policies that violate the essential expressive rights of students on our nation’s campuses? Here’s a simple, yet highly effective weapon: Post a FIRE widget or badge to your website or blog!

Each month, FIRE features a college or university with a particularly egregious speech code as Speech Code of the Month. Now you can take part in encouraging these institutions to abandon their repressive policies by posting our Speech Code of the Month widget on your website or blog. The widget updates automatically, featuring a different school’s policy every month (check out this month’s pick here).

FIRE also offers a "Red Alert!" widget. This widget links directly to our Red Alert page, which lists the six "worst of the worst" schools when it comes to violating free speech on campus, and details their specific violations of individual rights.

And now, FIRE has a brand new badge that offers effortless yet powerful support for liberty on campus. Posting this badge will direct visitors to FIRE’s website.

Also, if you post a FIRE widget or badge, we will send you a free FIRE T-shirt or FIRE coffee mug as a token of our gratitude.

To add either of the widgets or the badge to your website, here’s all you need to do:

  • Scroll down our homepage until you see the Speech Code of the Month widget, Red Alert widget, or badge on the right-hand side.
  • Beside the widget/badge is a box with HTML code in it. Select it all and copy it to your clipboard.
  • Go to your blog or website and paste in the code wherever you want the widget/badge to appear. It’s made for a sidebar, but it should work anywhere.
  • Send us an e-mail with a link to your site with the widget/badge posted on it, your mailing address, and your preference for a coffee mug or T-shirt (please include your size!).

Public awareness is FIRE’s number one strategy for ending censorship at colleges and universities across the nation. Posting one or all of FIRE’s widgets to your website or blog is a great way to take part. Thanks for continuing to support FIRE and free speech on campus!