New Voices in Texas

To learn more about Texas New Voices, click here.

Current Status: HB 422 sponsored by Mary González was introduced on Feb. 25, 2021 and referred to the Public Education committee. The legislation did not pass committee by May 10, 2021, it did not move forward.

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• Why Texas needs New Voices
• Endorsements
• Recent news

Get involved

  • 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, hdavis@splc.org
  • Follow and share content from @VoicesTexas on Twitter
  • Like and follow New Voices of Texas on Facebook.
  • Enlist all your friends in Texas 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 Texas needs New Voices

Endorsements

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

Recent news