Prominent Authors Support The First Amendment Project In Unique Ebay Auction

Prominent American authors are supporting the First Amendment Project by offering bidders the opportunity to have their names used in upcoming projects. The importance of our fundamental right to freedom of speech is not only important to writers, but to all citizens.  A few of the famous writers featured in auction are quoted on The First Amendment Project website:

The authors speak:

"There's nothing more important to democracy: protecting -- and fighting for -- the right of free expression. It's a battle that began at the birth of our Constitution, and is carried on in the courts today by the First Amendment Project." Carl Hiaasen.

"The First Amendment is the cornerstone of American liberty. Our freedoms to speak and to write are our most sacred legacy. We are living in a time when First Amendment rights are under siege. I'm involved in this auction to show my support for the First Amendment against all its enemies." John Lescroart

"As a science fiction writer, I like to push ideas, stretch my imagination, provoke people to think along new paths. That frightens others who like to believe they have the "only" way. Unfortunately, some of those people are in positions of power and try to enforce their opinions as law. We need staunch groups to stand up against those agendas and let people have their say. It's the only way the truth can keep getting out." Kevin J. Anderson

"Everything I do--everything this country is about--depends on the First Amendment." Francine Prose.

Conducting the charity auction is Auction Cause, a premier online auction management agency specializing in high impact and high value eBay charity auctions for nonprofits and their corporate partners. Auction Cause also conducted the 2005 auction.

The First Amendment Project is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of information, expression, and petition. Since 1992, FAP has provided advice, educational materials, and legal representation to its core constituency of activists, journalists, and artists in service of these fundamental liberties. Providing over $400,000 in free legal services every year, FAP is the only nonprofit organization in the country to offer direct, free and low-cost legal representation exclusively on First Amendment matters in three primary areas:

  • Defending those sued for exercising their First Amendment rights.
  • Representing those challenging laws and governmental policies that infringe on First Amendment rights.
  • Representing those seeking access to governmental records & meetings and court records & proceedings. Please consider a donation today.

    There are several ways to support FAP:

  • Make an online donation right now by clicking here.
  • Set up a recurring monthly donation. Even a small donation each month goes along way to helping us continue our programs.
  • Auction an item on Ebay for FAP's benefit. Because FAP is a registered charity with Ebay, you can designate FAP as the beneficiary of the proceeds of your auction.

--The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution