The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) began an on-ground initiative in Washington to implement the New Voices bill in order to ensure that students, advisers and administrators know their rights and how they must support free press under the law. Want to get involved with New Voices?New Voices is a student-powered nonpartisan grassroots movement of… Continue reading SPLC ensures Washington New Voices bill effectively protects students’ rights
Hillary Davis, SPLC’s New Voices Advocacy and Campaign Organizer, sits down and walks us through the New Voices movement in 2020. Find out what’s happening in your state and how you can get involved. Full Transcript Joe Severino: In January, state legislatures across the country will meet for the start of their 2020 lawmaking sessions,… Continue reading New Voices 2020 preview
In less than two weeks, two student newspapers on opposite ends of the country have had hundreds of newspapers stolen from campus newsstands.
A room full of student journalists and supporters — many of whom have waited more than a decade for this moment — watched on as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the state’s New Voices bill, Substitute Senate Bill 5064, into law on March 21.
The bill was delivered on March 9. Gov. Jay Inslee has 20 days to take action on the bill from the date it is received and provide 24 hours notice before signing it.
After passing through the House Judiciary Committee with a narrow 7 to 6 vote on Feb. 22, Washington’s New Voices bill is nearing the finish line.
In the opening days of the new year, bills were introduced in Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and New York, with holdover bills reactivated in Minnesota and Washington.
A number of students, advisers and advocates testified in support of a New Voices bill during a Washington House Judiciary Committee meeting Feb. 14.
New Voices legislation is one step closer to becoming law in Washington state after senators voted Thursday to move the bill on to the House of Representatives.
After their efforts fizzled out at the end of the 2016 legislative session, legislators in Washington state on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that would provide greater protection for both high school and college journalists.