Free Speech Issues

Click here for the archive of documents regarding NRLC's efforts to defeat the 
"McCain-Feingold" legislation and to protect the right to free speech about those 
who hold or seek public office.


National Right to Life urges opposition to H.R. 1 -- March 5, 2019

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NRLC letter to Senate urging rejection of S. J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to curb free speech that may "influence elections" -- September 3, 2014

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NRLC warns U.S. Senate on amendment to curb political speech -- June 23, 2014


NRLC letter to Senate: "Follow the Money Act" (S. 791) would make IRS "political speech overseer" - May 17, 2013


NRLC urges Senate to defeat latest version of "DISCLOSE Act" (S. 3369) [PDF] - July 13, 2012


NRLC letter to Senate: Reject S. J. Res. 29, "a proposed constitutional amendment that would cut the heart out of the First Amendment." - June 25, 2012


NRLC letter to Senate: Reject revised DISCLOSE Act as political attack on First Amendment rights - June 22, 2012


NRLC urges U.S. Senate to reject "unprincipled, unconstitutional' DISCLOSE Act [PDF] - July 23, 2010


National Right to Life Committee Urges U.S. House to Reject "Disclose Act" as "Unprincipled, Unconstitutional" Political Attack - June 15, 2010


NRLC letter to U.S. House of Representatives: Revised 'DISCLOSE Act' pernicious, unprincipled, and unconstitutional - June 15, 2010


NRL News: Obama and top Hill Democrats push new bill to restrict NRLC communications to the public [PDF] - June 11, 2010


Letter to U.S. House from coalition of groups opposed to the DISCLOSE Act [PDF] - June 10, 2010


NRLC letter to U.S. House opposing "DISCLOSE Act" (H.R. 5175), a new Obama-backed attack on NRLC and its supporters - May 27, 2010

NRLC letter to House of Representatives in opposition to restoration of the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" - June 28, 2007


Congress Daily: House Judiciary Committee rejects Meehan Amendment [PDF] - May 17, 2007


NRLC letter to U.S. House of Representatives analyzing and opposing Meehan Amendment to regulate grassroots "lobbying" [PDF] - May 4, 2007


Roll Call: "Citizens don't need 'protection' from grassroots 'lobbying'." Joint opinion piece by NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson and ACLU Washington Legislative Office Director Caroline Fredrickson - May 10, 2007.


NRLC, 39 other groups send letter opposing Meehan bill to regulate grassroots "lobbying" [PDF] - May 7, 2007


Grassroots lobby disclosure draws fire [PDF] - May 2, 2007


NRLC letter to U.S. House: reject Meehan proposal to curb "grassroots lobbying" - May 1, 2007


Oral arguments before Supreme Court held in Wisconsin Right to Life v. FEC - April 25, 2007


NRLC rebuttal to e-mail sent by Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer to members of the U.S. House of Representatives - March 14, 2007


Congressman Waxman advances grave new threat to citizens' 'right to petition' government officials (H.R. 984) [PDF] - February 20, 2007 [View the bill (H.R. 984) in PDF]


Elitist special-interest groups press Congress to curb "grassroots lobbying," as NRLC fights back - February 1, 2007


Senate passes NRLC-backed Bennett Amendment, 55-43 - January 18, 2007


NRLC letter to U.S. Senate against regulation of so-called "grassroots lobbying" - January 16, 2007


Letter from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to the U.S. Senate in support of the Bennett Amendment [PDF] - January 17, 2007