Current Status: The 2023 legislative session begins March 7. Advocates are working to ensure a bill is introduced at that time.
Previously: S 1860 was introduced in January 2022 by Senator Tina Scott Polsky, and referred to the committees on Education, Judiciary and Rules. The bill did not receive a hearing.
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• Why Florida needs New Voices
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- Connect with New Voices Florida on Twitter or Facebook, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact your state legislators to let them know why this bill is important to you. Find out who your legislators are here. Not sure what to say? Check out our phone script and letter-writing tips here, and download and mail our printable postcards.
- Refine your thoughts with talking points and FAQs.
- Enlist your friends in Florida to raise their voices in support of New Voices. Share our printable flyer, or talk about New Voices on social media.
- If you are a student or adviser who was censored, intimidated or retaliated against, contact SPLC’s legal hotline.
Why Florida needs New Voices
- OPINION: A free press is important for schools, too. Spinnaker, University of North Florida. (2-24-23)
- Florida high school won’t have to cover yearbook photos of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ student walkout WTSP 10 Tampa Bay (5-10-22)
- West Broward high school yearbook distribution resumes after weekend suspension CBS Miami (6-9-22)
You can see the list of national endorsers at the bottom of this page.