The First Amendment is center stage right now as American citizens grapple with its meaning, its impact and its future in journalism and everyday life. Forum Communications is celebrating First Amendment Week, and today several of its editors from across the region are gathering virtually to chat with readers, taking questions and concerns surrounding their freedom of speech, religion and the press, as well as their right to assemble and to petition the government.

The chat box below will go live at 3 p.m., but readers participating can sign in without creating an account. Just type in the comment and question at any time prior to or during the one-hour event.

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