Intellectual Freedom

Coalition Fights Texas HB 900 for Free Speech

As the Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized, school boards and elected officials, including state legislators, need to comply with longstanding constitutional safeguards when they provide for students' education.

FTRF is proud to stand with the students of Texas and fight to protect their right to read, inquire and gain new understanding of themselves and the world around them through books.

Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Executive Director, Freedom to Read Foundation

The Freedom to Read Foundation and the American Association of School Librarians have joined the Association of University Presses, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Freedom to Learn Advocates in filing an amicus curiae brief that supports the request by the American Booksellers Association, the Association of American Publishers, the Authors Guild, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and two Texas bookstores to halt enforcement of the Texas law HB 900 on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment rights of booksellers, publishers, authors and students.