YAL in Action

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Tag: free speech zones
  • University of Kentucky Free Speech Ball

    On Tuesday February 14, 2018, the Kentucky Chapter of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), helped to bring awareness to the unconstitutional free speech rules, such as Administration Regulation 9:2, enacted by the University of Kentucky’s administration. This was done through the means of a “Free Speech Ball” that was rolled through heavily trafficked areas of …

  • VICTORY: Missouri Governor Bans Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

    On July 14, 2015, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 93 into law, including the Campus Free Expression Act (CAFE Act) which prohibits public colleges and universities from restricting student speech to “free speech zones.” The CAFE Act received overwhelmingly bipartisan support in the Missouri Senate, passing with a 34-0 vote in May, and …

  • YAL member wins lawsuit with University of Hawaii-Hilo

    In May of 2014, two students at the University of Hawaii-Hilo sued their school and won. Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone were both representing their Young Americans for Liberty chapter when they were inspired to stand up for their First Amendment rights and resist their university’s restrictive free speech policies. During a school-sponsored, student organization …

  • Millennials are winning the battle against campus speech codes

    My latest column at TownHall.com discusses how young libertarians are defeating campus speech codes around the country: Despite its protection in our Constitution, free speech has never been a given in the United States. From the struggle to pass the First Amendment to Twentieth Century prohibitions on anti-war speech, every American generation has fought some …

  • Free Speech Activism Continues to Resinate at KU

    The University Daily Kansan today has a cover page article on FIRE after recent YAL activism brought free speech issues to the attention of students: The University received the lowest possible ranking for a U.S. academic institution for expressive rights on campus, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, also known as “FIRE.” …

  • Vanderbilt’s “Free Speech Zone” Isn’t Free

    The Tennessean has published an editorial I recently wrote regarding a “hate speech” policy threatening liberty at Vanderbilt University. As a Vanderbilt freshman last fall, I was excited about the school’s vision of “intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry.” This year’s freshmen, however, face conflicting forces that will either threaten or vindicate this vision of …

  • YAL-UGA told that debt clock was outside of “free speech zones”

    Earlier today, YAL at the University of Georgia put up our debt clock on campus to display the enormity of our current debt.  At about 1 p.m., a university employee came and told myself and chapter member Carter Kessler that we could not display our sign where we had it.  After he first said this, …

  • You Are Now Leaving a Free Speech Area

    Each week, I make an effort to spread the liberty message at my university, so in todays’ edition of my column at my college newspaper The News Record, I wrote on the presence of “free speech zones” on college campuses and the effects that they have on a students’ ability to speak freely on campus. Here’s a quick glance: …