Toolkit and Conference Call on “Free to Speak”

Rachelle Peterson

More than 380 scholars, writers, and concerned citizens have signed NAS’s petition for free speech protections in the Higher Education Act. And earlier this week, we headed to DC and presented our ideas to White House officials and to staff for ten members of Congress.

If you haven’t already, you can read our statement and add your name here.

Now, join us on Friday, May 3rd, as we hold a conference call and release a toolkit for concerned citizens. We’ll have a template letter to members of Congress, a template letter to the White House, and more.

What: Toolkit release and conference call on “Free to Speak: Reforming the Higher Education Act”
When: Friday, May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
Where: Call in to 855-369-0450 and use the conference code 52-275-553 #.
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

We believe that public universities must be held accountable when they violate the First Amendment. And we want private universities at the least to be transparent about their speech and association policies. If Congress isn’t willing to consider these basic reforms, then it shouldn’t reauthorize the Higher Education Act this year.

Join us on Friday as we discuss what we learned from our meetings in DC, and find out what you can do to make free speech a priority in the Higher Education Act.

RSVP

  • Share

Most Commented

May 15, 2015

1.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

December 22, 2020

2.

From John David to David Acevedo: Why I’m Leaving Behind My NAS Pseudonym for Good

In this piece, NAS Communications & Research Associate David Acevedo, formerly known as John David, recounts why he chose to write pseudonymously and why he has decided to go public...

February 17, 2021

3.

New ACLU Head Has a Civil Rights Problem Back Home

Deborah Archer is the new president of the American Civil Liberties Union, but she doesn't exactly have a history of protecting civil rights at her other workplace, NYU Law....

Most Read

May 15, 2015

1.

Where Did We Get the Idea That Only White People Can Be Racist?

A look at the double standard that has arisen regarding racism, illustrated recently by the reaction to a black professor's biased comments on Twitter....

February 17, 2021

2.

How Many Confucius Institutes Are in the United States?

UPDATED 2/17/2021: We're keeping track of all Confucius Institutes in the United States, including those that remain open, those that closed, and those that have announced their clo...

March 2, 2021

3.

Tracking "Cancel Culture" in Higher Education

UPDATED 3/2/21: A repository of 128 administrators, professors, and students who have been "canceled" for expressing views deemed unacceptable by higher education ideologue...