Reminder: Put Up FIRE’s Widgets, Receive a Free Mug or T-shirt

September 18, 2009

As Peter mentioned today, we’ve seen a great response already this week to FIRE’s case at East Georgia College where a professor was fired after criticizing a flawed policy at his school. Sadly, too many American colleges and universities have policies on the books that contradict the First Amendment and their own promises of free speech. We need your help to get the word out. We’ve created a collection of blog and Facebook widgets that we encourage you to use.

In addition to FIRE’s Red Alert and Spotlight widgets, FIRE also has a widget featuring the Speech Code of the Month, in which we regularly highlight the most ridiculous campus speech codes (check out this month’s pick here). The widget updates automatically, featuring a different school’s policy every month. Posting a Speech Code of the Month widget to your blog or Facebook profile is a great way to bring the effective and deserved spotlight of public scorn on some of the most outrageously unconstitutional campus policies. (For more information on FIRE’s widgets, go here.)

To add the widget to your website, here’s all you need to do:

  • Scroll down the page until you see the Speech Code of the Month widget on the right-hand side.
  • Beside it is a box with some text in it-select it all and copy it to the clipboard.
  • Go to your blog or website, and paste in the text wherever you want the widget to appear (it’s made for a sidebar, but should work anywhere).
  • To post the widget to your Facebook profile, visit and follow the simple directions.
  • Send us a link to your site with the widget posted on it, your mailing address and your selection of either a coffee mug or a t-shirt (please indicate preferred size).

Then we’ll send you some free FIRE goodies!