First Amendment Rights Preservation Society, Inc. (FARPS)
DEFENDING THE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS OF THE OPPRESSED
Authoritarianism is upon us. Speak out (if you still can) to demand your freedoms back.
Founded in early 2020 by Greg Hyver, the First Amendment Rights Preservation Society, Inc., or FARPS, is a Santa Cruz (CA) nonprofit (501(c)(3)) organization committed to defending the spirit and laws that protect our most sacred right: the right to free speech. We are an organization of patriotic activists who use tools of activism to educate and advocate against those who abuse the freedom of speech rights of the weak and powerless. Our focus is on finding ways to remove speech barriers set up by local, state, national (and international) government entities to enable the oppressed to tell their stories in the public forum without fear of consequences. All donations to FARPS are tax deductible.
FARPS IN THE NEWS
Stop Uighur Genocide
April 26, 2021 - FARPS launches a petition to demand that the top 50 Silicon Valley companies send a joint letter to Congress demanding the closure of Uighur Concentration Camps in China or face significant trade and diplomatic sanctions. FARPS is reaching out on social media to build awareness of this campaign. Go HERE to learn more and sign the petition.
August-2021 - we have been banned by Facebook and NextDoor in the course of two weeks for "violating community guidelines," with no details provided.
FARPS Founder to Run for Santa Cruz City Council D-4
August 12, 2022 - Gregory A Hyver, the Founder and President of FARPS, was certified to be on the November 8, 2022, ballot for Santa Cruz City Council, District 4. Mr. Hyver is running on a platform to establish a semi-autonomous district that operates as a Direct Democracy, using a software policy-engine platform to be funded and developed through a for-profit co-op owned and operated by district residents. To learn more about Mr. Hyver and his platform, click HERE.