Protect Free Speech on Florida College Campuses
I am writing you today to encourage you to sign the Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018, otherwise known as SB 4, into law. The bill includes a provision that protects free speech on college campuses by putting an end to so-called “free speech zones.”
Our entire state, let alone a college campus, should be a place where speech is accepted and encouraged. It is unconstitutional to deny the First Amendment rights of students and speakers on taxpayer-funded campuses.
You have done tremendous work to advance education reform in our state, and this bill represents an excellent opportunity to build on your legacy as a champion for Florida’s students at every level.
Thank you and please help get this crucial measure across the finish line with your signature.