Freedom Police: Protecting your Rights
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
We, as the Freedom of Police, promise to regulate and defend your First Amendment rights in school.
- To educate students about their first amendment rights in school and how those freedoms can or cannot be used.
- Educate school leaders, teachers, school board members and attorneys, and other key stakeholders about the meaning and significance of First Amendment principles and ideals.
- Protect and uphold the rights of students in school.
On this site, you can access resources to find out what your rights really mean and what they are limited to.
The Freedom Police is an advocacy organization that was established in April of 1970 shortly after the groundbreaking Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District to help protect and inform students of their First Amendment rights in school. Cofounders Thomas Baker and Sarah Vogele started the organization as college students at Harvard Law School and with the help of their many friends and future FP members, the organization soon grew to be a powerful foundation which has been protecting student rights for over 30 years.
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Charlottesville, VA 22732
Phone (704) 555-0125
Fax (704) 555-0145