ActRight Legal Foundation is a non-profit, public-interest law firm that provides a wide range of legal services to individuals and non-profit organizations in the exercise of their fundamental civil and constitutional rights, with particular emphasis on protecting and defending their First Amendment rights to free speech, association, and exercise of religion, as well as their voting rights, property rights, and other constitutional rights of due process and equal protection.
ActRight Legal Foundation was established in 2012 as a 501(c)(3) organization for the purpose of defending individuals and non-profit organizations from federal, state and local government officials and agencies across the nation that stifle protected expression and prevent such organizations and individuals from engaging in the policy debates essential to our democracy.
The Foundation’s leaders realized that in a world characterized by increasing hostility towards the founding principles of the United States Constitution, non-profits and individuals need highly skilled litigation assistance and legal advice —and they need this help at a reasonable price. They also realized that even charities that are not involved with issue advocacy need highly trained legal help, yet are typically unable to afford the fees demanded by for-profit law firms. They founded ActRight Legal Foundation as a public interest law firm in order to meet these needs for organizations and individuals throughout the United States.
What Sets Us Apart?
The near absence of affordable, comprehensive legal services addressing the special needs of socially and fiscally conservative non-profit organizations, has enabled governments to ensnare these organizations in the ever-growing regulatory thicket. It is an effective means of silencing speech in America. If socially and fiscally conservative organizations are to continue to participate freely in the public square, they must have access to the legal services they need to operate effectively under a regime that is increasingly hostile to their beliefs.
ActRight Legal Foundation is uniquely prepared as a public-interest law firm to defend individuals and organizations from government overreach for at least three reasons:
- The Foundation’s attorneys have particularly deep experience in free-speech, campaign finance, political law, religious liberty, and related First Amendment litigation.
- The Foundation will engage in adversarial proceedings at all levels, from the regulatory agency to trial courts and through any necessary appeals, allowing organizations and individuals to be effectively represented from beginning to end.
- The Foundation provides services either pro bono, or is able through the generosity of Foundation donors, to charge reduced rates, thereby making legal services affordable to non-profits that are often hard-pressed to pay for such experienced legal services.