#savethehottakes at Elon University

The #SaveTheHotTakes campaign was officially launched on the campus of Elon University on November 16, 2021. But our hope is that its message about the importance of the First Amendment in our democracy will be spread far beyond our campus.

Many thanks to 1 for All— "a national nonpartisan and nonprofit educational effort to build understanding and respect for the five freedoms of the First Amendment"— for funding our campaign and making this experience possible. We hope we've made you proud!

The #Savethehottakes Poster series
 

Scenes from The Launch
 

Pre-Launch Preparations

We divided into teams the night before Launch Day and placed #SaveTheHotTakes posters, stickers and buttons all over campus. We started seeing buzz about the campaign on social media that evening.

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LAUNCH DAY!

Launch Day kicked off during Elon University's College Coffee event on November 16, 2021. This is a weekly gathering during which faculty, staff and students come together for conversation, food and—of course—coffee. So, it was the perfect place to roll out our campaign. It was also fun to see students wearing #SaveTheHotTakes buttons throughout the day and also seeing their posts about the campaign on social media.

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