Methuen Rep. Linda Campbell
Each year The Valley Patriot grants a First Amendment award to 2 individuals who show with their actions that they value the 1st Amendment to the Constitution and are willing to fight for it.
Winners of this award have made a significant difference in holding public officials accountable, fought for transparency in government, and gone above and beyond the call of duty to defend and protect our right of free speech, a free press, freedom of religion and/or has been a whistle-blower against corruption.
Nominees of this award are or have taken ACTION, bold action, to make sure the public is more informed about what their government leaders and representatives are doing.
Without individuals like this on the front lines in the war against free speech and a free press, our freedoms would be lost. Winners will be announced on March 23, 2018 at the Firefighters Reliefs In on 1 Market St. in Lawrence at 7pm. Get your tickets or make a donation at the link below.
(2014) Auditor Suzanne Bump & State Senator Katy Ives
(2015) State Rep. Jim Lyons *Mike Sweeney (LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT!)
(2016) Diana DiZoglio, Bharani Padmanabhan
(2017) State Senator Bruce Tarr & Methuen Police Chief Joe Solomon
The Valley Patriot’s 14th Anniveersary BASH will be held on Friday, March 23rd at the Firefighters Relief’s In, 1 Market St. in Lawrence at 6pm (doors open at 5pm, Program starts at 7pm)
Get your tickets or make a donation HERE: