Who We AreOur essential rights and responsibilities as self-governing citizens are expressed in the First Amendment. We are launching a comprehensive initiative that reaffirms and promotes our First Amendment rights and responsibilities. We can accomplish this through education, advocacy, network development, and by promoting grassroots solutions. It is vital to build a foundation with an understanding of the meaning and application of the 1st Amendment; to address issues and policies affecting these rights through advocacy; to build a broad pluralistic constituency of citizens as this is vital to all, regardless of religion, race, culture, or socio-economic background; and to demonstrate through grassroots solutions the power of self-governing ethical citizens engaged in solving problems facing our communities. Our Mission: First Amendment Voice serves to invigorate citizens to understand and exercise First Amendment rights through a collaborative campaign of education and advocacy. Universal Principles and Values: + Commitment to something greater than oneself. + Respect and caring for others. + Service above self.
Board of Directors
Chelsea has also served as as Manager of Education and Development for the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) in Washington, D.C., and as the Legal Services Manager Common Ground in Michigan.
She currently serves as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine’s DC campus teaching Nonprofit Management and is also the Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator for her church, Potomac Valley Assembly. Chelsea serves on the boards of Misako Ballet Company and First Amendment Voice. Chelsea holds a B.A and a J.D from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is a member of the State of Michigan Bar Association. She is married to Josh and lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland.
“I believe that the most essential element of our defense of freedom is our insistence on speaking out for the cause of religious liberty.” -Ronald Reagan
“While we are contending for our own liberty, we should be very cautious not to violate the conscience of others, ever considering that God alone is the judge of the hearts of men, and to Him only in this case are they answerable.” -George Washington
“Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of our public liberty and happiness.” -Samuel Adams
“I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.” -Thomas Jefferson