As a member, we’ll invite you to “speakeasies” (social events in pubs) and offer you discounted tickets to FSU debates. You’ll also receive regular newsletters updating you on the work we’re doing to defend free speech. In addition, members may be defended by the FSU if they are penalised for exercising their legal right to free speech. For instance, if you find yourself being targeted by a digital outrage mob on social media for having exercised your legal right to free speech, we may mobilise an army of supporters. If a petition is launched calling for you to be fired, when you’ve done nothing other than exercise your legal right to free speech, we may help you organise a counter-petition. If you’re no-platformed by a university, we’ll encourage you to fight back and members of our advisory councils may be able to tell you what remedies are available to you. If you’re a student or an academic being investigated by your university for breaching a speech code, we may take up your case with the university. If you’re punished by your employer because you’ve exercised your lawful right to free speech, we’ll do our best to provide you with assistance or refer you to specialists who can help. We’re also in discussions with lawyers and insurance experts about setting up a fully-underwritten insurance scheme that will provide all members with access to specialist lawyers and will completely cover any costs associated with legal action—unlike most other no win, no fee arrangements. Some membership benefits are discretionary, such as pro bono legal advice, pro bono media/PR advice, public support and campaigning, and will be conferred at the discretion of the Free Speech Union, depending on the case and the broader interests of the Union. Full Membership is restricted to those aged 16 and over. Discretionary legal assistance and the insurance scheme is only available in the UK. If you are not resident in the UK, please apply to become a Discount Member.