So, I am quite adverse towards organizations, since my experience with them seem to always allude to their ulterior motives. Many “Not-For-Profit” organizations are usually the exact opposite, all about profit at any cost. Recently I found out about First Amendment Voice and I was skeptical and I remain skeptical. This however did not stand in my way of reaching out to them to find out what they are up to.
Their Mission Statement:
Our essential rights and responsibilities as self-governing citizens are expressed in the First Amendment. We are launching a comprehensive initiative that reaffirms and promotes our First Amendment rights and responsibilities.
We can accomplish this through education, advocacy, network development, and by promoting grassroots solutions. It is vital to build a foundation with an understanding of the meaning and application of the 1st Amendment; to address issues and policies affecting these rights through advocacy; to build a broad pluralistic constituency of citizens as this is vital to all, regardless of religion, race, culture, or socio-economic background; and to demonstrate through grassroots solutions the power of self-governing ethical citizens engaged in solving problems facing our communities.
“Ok, seems normal” is what I said to myself. So I asked some more questions and what I got was very eye-opening.
Basically, they are a diverse group of people who volunteer their personal time trying to gain a foot hold in America. They are just starting out and from what I can tell so far, they really want to encourage more dialogue, conversation and discussion. They have members that lean to the right and members that lean to the left, yet they attempt to remain neutral. Why? Because they say they want everyone to use their 1ST Amendment Right, regardless of affiliation.
So, if you get the chance check them out, they even got some space of my sidebar today.
In closing, I am not affiliated with First Amendment Voice in any way. But like them, I seek out adversity and conversation. I dont care what anyone wants to talk about, as long as they are willing to hear out others once they are done with their speil.