It's Time to Stop SLAPPs!
SLAPPs (Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation) are a popular tool among corporations to fight activists and unions who organize to protests against company policies, products or actions.
We've seen companies sue civil rights protestors, environmental activists, union members and others for actions as simple as testifying at hearings, organizing petition drives, or staging protests. (see some examples below)
We have to stop this threat to our First Amendment right to protest and speak truth to power! Ask your Representative to sign on as a co-sponsor to the Citizen Participation Act of 2009!