When you give to FAF, you can feel secure that your money is being used responsibly in support of an open government and, therefore, an informed citizenry. FAF is that powerful, transparency-focused voice that fights efforts to make government records and operations secret. -Carol LoCicero, FAF Board Chair

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.

Join now or download our membership form.

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)

Student Membership – $25
All of the above benefits.Member – $50 [Individuals Only]
All of the above benefits.Friend – $100 [Individuals Only]
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Discounts to Sunshine Seminars for individual members
  • Members only website access, including access to the most up-to-date Sunshine Law Exemptions Database

Supporter – $275 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Expedited access to FAF’s FOI hotline.

Patron – $500 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on the First Amendment Foundation website

Advocate – $1,000 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Additional FAF staff time to assist with Sunshine Law issues (for example, a written letter to an agency regarding a Sunshine Law issue, review of public records plans, etc.)

Advisor – $2,000
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Discounts on speaking engagements and Sunshine Law trainings with FAF President Barbara Petersen

Defender – $3,500 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • WAIVED Speaker’s fee for Sunshine Law training with FAF President Barbara Petersen

Hero – $5,500 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on other FAF marketing materials (event programs, annual reports, etc.)

Champion – $10,000 
All of the above benefits, plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets to all FAF events

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.

How can you help? Help us fight for your right to government transparency and accountability and keep the Sunshine in Florida Government by becoming a member or making a donation today.

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