First Amendment Foundation Membership
The First Amendment Foundation counts on the support of our members and donors to preserve Sunshine in Florida! Your membership ensures that we can continue and expand our work in open government, and allows us to help more Floridians understand the value of transparency in open government.
All memberships to the First Amendment Foundation include the following:
- Legislative Updates
- Access to toll-free hotline
- Early access to FAF Event Tickets (pre-sale)
Do you care about Government in the Sunshine? About your right to know what your government is doing?
The First Amendment Foundation hopes we can count on your support by becoming a member of the Foundation!
There is only one organization in Florida helping citizens, businesses, and government officials alike in the fight for open government and greater transparency at all levels. That’s the Florida First Amendment Foundation (FAF), a nonprofit serving the Sunshine State for over 30 years. We’re working for you – and we need your help.
The FAF operates a toll-free hotline available to anyone with a question about Florida’s open government laws. We track legislation in Tallahassee and fight efforts to make government less transparent. We enlist a team of attorneys offering largely pro bono services to aggressively go after government agencies that block or stall legitimate access to information. We conduct Sunshine Seminars across the state, training hundreds of public officials, journalists, attorneys, and concerned citizens each year on Florida’s public records and open meetings laws.
Our actions get results. In the past year, we led a broad coalition of open government advocates and defeated a bill that would have made it harder to hold agencies accountable for public records violations. In dozens of courthouses and government offices around the country, citizens – with FAF’s help – won access to the records and meetings.
Still, our job has never been more challenging and, with your help, we will continue to fight efforts to erode Florida’s long-standing tradition of open government. We will continue to provide warning – and weapons – to concerned policy makers and state leaders before, during and after each legislative session. We will continue to train people in how to comply with the law and challenge those who don’t. And we will continue to fight – in Tallahassee and across the state – for your right of access to the records and meetings of your government.