Take Action

PEN America is at the forefront of the fight to defend free expression, artistic freedom, and the free press in the United States and beyond. We research and report the challenges, host educational and advocacy events, draft op-eds, pressure governments and other powerful forces, and provide support to individual writers and artists at risk.

But for free expression to flourish, writers and readers everywhere must rise to the challenge of defending it, for all people. Please, join us by taking action below.

Jump to:
Advocacy • Open Letters • Petitions • Rapid Actions


Dare to Speak Book Cover

Dare to Speak

This May, PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel’s book Dare to Speak, providing a pathway for navigating and defending free speech, hits bookstores. Pre-order today. More

Literature Locked Up Banned Books Week 2019 image

Banned Books Week 2019

We are proud to collaborate with PEN America partners nationwide in activities to celebrate Banned Books Week 2019. More