Statement | Freedom of Expression

Respecting the First Amendment on Campus Act, H.R. 7683

March 18, 2024

The Respecting the First Amendment on Campus Act, H.R. 7683, is a step in the right direction toward protecting freedom of speech, association, and religion on college and university campuses across the country. The bill’s introduction is a positive sign that Congress is listening to major public concerns as the battle for the soul of American higher education continues to play out in the form of hegemonic diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, the heckler’s veto, disinvitations, and deplatforming. ACTA thanks Congressman Brandon Williams (R.-NY) and Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R.-N.C) for introducing this bill, and we look forward to working with them and other members of Congress to address this pressing issue.


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