Chaz Stevens, Founder

"We're changing lives. Are you in?"

Chaz Stevens is an American entrepreneur, journalist, and constitutional activist known for using innovative methods to promote the First Amendment. Since the 1980s, Chaz has worked as a technology product developer for numerous Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company.

Chaz is CEO of Boca Raton, Florida-based ESAD International, a global organization that provides emotional support animal-related services.

Supreme Court of the United States

Chaz was an amici curie (friend of the court) in a legal brief filed in support of a free speech case brought by Russell P. Barlett before the Supreme Court of the United States (No. 17-1174). An outspoken critic for good governance and subjected to retaliation by government officials through harassing investigations and stifling of speech, Chaz's efforts resulted in the removal and arrest of three elected officials.

Public office

Twice awarded the New Times Best of Broward-Palm Beach, and also named one of the Best Activists in Broward County. Huffington Post noted "Stevens is one of Florida's most successful activists." Chaz was twice appointed Commissioner to the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.

Chaz has a lifetime of involvement with Amnesty International, Women In Distress, and Doctors Without Borders.

He's also the proud daddy to many rescue animals.

Activism

From 2013 to 2015, Chaz erected Festivus Poles made from empty Pabst Blue Ribbon beer in state capitols across the US. These efforts appeared on the Daily Show, The Colbert Report, MTV, and Fox News.

Additionally, Chaz has been regularly quoted in publications such as Huffington Post, NPR, Slate, Chicago Tribune, Mediaweek, TIME, and myriad national and international media outlets.

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