Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Protecting free speech against intimidation lawsuits (HB 2446)

Legislative Action Summary

When I joined other locals and protested the opening of a gun store in Arlington, the owners of the store sued us, hoping to intimidate us into being silent. When we didn't back down, they dismissed the lawsuit because they knew that they would lose. Since many people cannot afford the time & counsel to defend against frivolous lawsuits like this (known as SLAPPs) I have introduced legislation prohibiting lawsuits intended to prevent people from exercising their constitutional right to protest.

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