06/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2021 15:17
Saratoga, NY - Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is an original cosponsor of the Campus Free Speech and Restoration Act, legislation to ensure that higher education institutions avoid policies that infringe upon the constitutional right of students to speak freely on campus.
'Conservative students across our nation continue to have their voices silenced at many institutions that claim to teach diversity of thought and opinion,' said Congresswoman Stefanik. 'This bill ensures that free speech is encouraged and allowed - and that students who have diversity in thought are able to express themselves, as they are entitled to through their First Amendment rights.'
Specifically, the bill would prohibit public colleges from curbing free speech and require private higher education institutions that receive federal dollars to transparently lay out their policies that relate to free expression and enforce them impartially.
Read more about the bill here.