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CEO Update | What’s on the horizon for ADF? [Video]

What’s on the horizon for our team? Check out the above from our CEO, President and General Counsel, Kristen Waggoner, to hear what ADF is working on in this new season.We are honored to stand in the gap for your fundamental freedoms around the world.

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Alliance Defending Freedom | Who We Are [Video]

Our freedoms are under attack from every direction, but we are committed to defending them.ADF is the world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, the sanctity of life, parental rights, and God’s design for marriage and family.Join us in this important work today at https://adflegal.org/

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Maggie’s Grad School Tried to Punish Her for Her Faith. Here’s How She Stood Her Ground. [Video]

In Maggie DeJong’s final year of art therapy school, her university tried to silence her.Why? She dared to disagree with some of her classmates’ and professors’ stances on hot-button topics like religion, critical race theory, Marxism, and — ironically enough — censorship.School officials banned her from having any contact with three of her fellow students, even when there were no findings that she had violated any rule or policy.A good reputation is built slowly, and Maggie worried that hers was going up in flames because of this unconstitutional attack.Watch to learn more about what ADF is doing to protect the First Amendment rights of students like Maggie across the country.You can watch more videos like this and learn how you can stand for freedom at https://ADFLegal.org/Freedom-Matters.

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An Inside Look at How ADF is Countering Corporate Cancel Culture [Video]

Concentrated power can always pose a significant threat to core freedoms. And that threat is dangerous whether it comes from massive corporations or governments. The world’s largest legal organization committed to protecting religious freedom, free speech, and the sanctity of life, Alliance Defending Freedom is taking a stand on Corporate America’s threats to core liberties. Take a deep dive into this effort with ADF Senior Counsel and Senior Vice President of Corporate Engagement Jeremy Tedesco.Watch our Freedom Matters episode on this issue here: https://youtu.be/tFf7TLfQfS8You can find out more about the initiative at https://ViewpointDiversityScore.org.

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How We’re Counteracting the Threat of Corporate Censorship [Video]

Today, corporations like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and Amazon have amassed unprecedented power over what people can say, and what information they can access. All too often, Big Tech caves to activists and cancels or de-platforms anyone who disagrees with their extreme views. Worse, some major banks and other financial institutions are starting to cave to these activists as well.That’s why Alliance Defending Freedom has created and launched a Business Index that will help you assess whether America’s biggest companies respect free speech and religious freedom, and what steps they can take to be known as companies who do.The initial results of the initial Business Index are deeply concerning. Watch to learn more about what ADF is doing to protect free speech and religious freedom.You can watch more videos like this and learn how you can stand for freedom at http://ADFLegal.org/Freedom-Matters. Find the Business Index at http://viewpointdiversityscore.org.

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ADF: Protecting Freedom for Generations to Come [Video]

We are in a crucial moment for our culture, a moment where truth-tellers and fearless leaders are needed more than ever. Alliance Defending Freedom stands ready to defend our fundamental freedoms against a growing hostility to truth.We are excited to have a leader like Kristen at the helm and we look forward to achieving key victories in the law and culture for generations to come.To learn more about Alliance Defending Freedom visit ADFlegal.org or call 800-835-5233.

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How These College Students Fought Back Against Censorship [Video]

Universities all across America are undermining First Amendment freedom of speech. And often, administrators veil their censorious, unconstitutional policies behind neutral-sounding language like “bias response” and “anti-discrimination.”At Montclair State University in New Jersey, administrators created a “bias response task force” to censor students and punish them for expressing viewpoints that conflict with the unofficial campus orthodoxy. In 2019, a group of Montclair State students decided that enough was enough. The campus chapter of Young Americans for Liberty held a demonstration on campus. There was no violence and no commotion, but still, university police ordered the students to disperse.The students reached out to Alliance Defending Freedom, which filed a federal lawsuit against Montclair State. The students won! As part of a settlement, the university agreed to change its unconstitutional policies and dismantle its discriminatory “task force.” Now, all students and student groups at Montclair State can gather and express their beliefs without fear of retaliation or punishment from administrators. You can watch more videos like this and learn how you can stand for freedom at https://ADFLegal.org/Freedom-Matters.

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Celebration of Promise to America’s Parents [Video]

The Celebration of the Promise to America’s Parents will honor parents, community organizations, and lawmakers who are keeping their promises to protect the fundamental rights of parents to care for and raise their children.

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How These Courageous Doctors are Standing for Freedom [Video]

In a classic example of bureaucratic overreach, President Biden’s administration is re-interpreting existing law to squeeze “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” into the definition of “sex.” This is a dramatic shift. It would force doctors to participate in controversial, experimental and irreversible procedures including hormone replacement regimens and surgeries. This end-run around the legislative process also forces medical professionals to rewrite patients’ medical records to reflect their chosen gender identity rather than their biological sex. The consequences of so brazenly ignoring biology can be life-threatening. In one case, a baby died during labor after the hospital wasn’t told that the patient, who identified as male, was actually a pregnant woman. Fortunately, courageous medical professionals are stepping forward to defend medical ethics, biological truth, and freedom of speech. With the help of Alliance Defending Freedom, the American College of Pediatricians and the Catholic Medical Association are challenging this radical redefinition of sex and the disastrous consequences that flow from it.You can watch more videos like this and learn how you can stand for freedom at https://ADFLegal.org/Freedom-Matters.