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HAW drafted the following resolution to be considered at the AHA annual meeting. It will be considered at the AHA Business Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, January 10, 2004 in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel's Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, beginning at 4:45 p.m. See Business Meeting of the AHA.

Resolution affirming rights of free speech and open access to records

Resolved, that in view of current efforts to restrict free speech in the name of national security, the American Historical Association affirms the sanctity of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment, the decisive importance of unfettered discussion to the pursuit of historical knowledge, the necessity for open debate of United States foreign policy and other public issues in order to safeguard the health of democracy and of our profession, and the need for open access to government records and archives.