June 20, 2017[Madison, Wis…] A bill protecting free speech on UW campuses is scheduled to be debated on the Assembly floor on Wednesday. The bill by Rep. Jesse Kremer, Assembly Bill 299 (AB 299), would subject protesters who impede the free speech rights of others to university sanctions.
MacIver’s own Jessica Murphy testified before the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities at a public hearing on AB 299 on May 11th. How will her story compare with the claims by the Free Speech bill’s opponents that all is well on campus? Keep an eye at MacIver on Twitter for up-to-the-minute coverage.
Kremer’s Free Speech bill comes after a spate of incidents nationwide where conservative speakers have been intimidated into cancelling their events. Here in Wisconsin, Ben Shapiro was essentially disinvited from speaking at Marquette. And his speech at UW-Madison was interrupted as a group of protesters stormed the room and physically blocked the stage.