A new Campus Free Speech Caucus has been launched by Republican members of the House of Representatives, according to a press release by the Young America’s Foundation.
The new caucus is to be spearheaded by Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), two conservative members of the Freedom Caucus, and is being supported by the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).
Jordan explained his reasons for starting the new caucus in his statement.
“The First Amendment is under attack on campuses across the country,” Jordan said. “Every day, students and faculty are forced to self-censor out of fear that they will be ‘canceled’ by the mob. The Campus Free Speech Caucus, led by Rep. Kat Cammack and inspired by YAF, will work with Congress to push back on ‘woke’ cancel culture and defend freedom for Americans everywhere.”
Cammack also added why she believed it was so important to have this new initiative.
“I’m so thrilled to be leading the Campus Free Speech Caucus with my colleague and friend Rep. Jim Jordan,” Cammack added. “Together with YAF, we’re sending the message that free speech is not only a constitutional right but also a core freedom that must be preserved on college campuses across the country. At a time when university leadership and students are caving to the pressure of liberal progressivism, my colleagues in Congress will stand up for the First Amendment and ensure all have the right to exercise their thoughts and ideas freely and without persecution.”
Following the announcement, both members of Congress appeared on Fox News to discuss the new caucus and their plans for it, which includes regular communications with YAF activists to share campus experiences.