‘1 for All’ helping to build understanding, respect for First Amendment’s five freedoms

The Free Speech Center — 1 for All is a national nonpartisan and nonprofit educational effort to build understanding and respect for the five freedoms of the First Amendment.

At a time of deep partisanship in America, the campaign’s goal is to remind America that the First Amendment, which gives us freedom of speech, religion, press, and the rights of petition and assembly, collectively gives each of us the right to be ourselves – expressing ourselves and enriching the nation through the free exchange of ideas.

A quick look at 1 for All

  • 1 for All is nonpartisan.  At a time of deep political polarization, we choose not to take sides. In fact, a shared commitment to freedom of speech, press and faith should unify this nation.
  • It’s all about education.  America’s teachers would like to do a better job of teaching about the First Amendment, but they often lack the resources they need. 1 for All will provide educational materials, course content and study guides for teachers of grades 1 to 12.
  • 1 for All is interactive.  There’s no point in celebrating free expression without encouraging some of it. Students and others will be encouraged to submit photos, videos, songs and stories that reflect the value of freedom in America.
  • The focus is on all five freedoms.  America’s news media are quick to defend freedom of the press, and churches embrace freedom of faith, but these freedoms are interdependent and deserve the full support of all Americans. We can’t pick and choose the freedoms we like.

Please help raise awareness of the importance of the First Amendment and the need to protect all five freedoms.

Here’s how you can make a difference.

Questions? You can reach us at 1forall@mtsu.edu.

Learn more here.

Ken Paulson
Director
The Free Speech Center
Middle Tennessee State University

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