New Voices in Kentucky

Current Status: SB 132, sponsored by Senator Reginald Thomas, was introduced in February 2023. A hearing before the Senate Judiciary committee is expected shortly. .

In 2021 HB 187, sponsored by Rep. Attica Scott, was introduced on Jan. 10, 2021 and referred to the Committee on Committees. The bill died due to inaction before the end of the legislative session.

• Get involved
• Why Kentucky needs New Voices
• Endorsements
• Recent news

Get involved

  • Like and follow New Voices of Kentucky on Facebook and Twitter.
  • 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.
  • Refine your thoughts with talking points, a printable flyer and other resources here.
  • Get looped in with volunteer coordinators to let them know about your efforts and learn about other ways to get involved: Hillary Davis,
  • Enlist all your friends in Kentucky to raise their voices in support of this measure, which ensures the basic First Amendment rights of student journalists and protects their advisers from retaliation.
  • If you are a student or adviser who was censored, intimidated or retaliated against, contact SPLC’s legal hotline.

Why Kentucky needs New Voices


You can see the list of national endorsers at the bottom of this page.

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