Assembly to vote on restricting speech on UW campuses

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Wisconsin Assembly members will be voting on a bill to restrict speech on campus
Wisconsin Assembly members will be voting on a bill to restrict speech on campus** Note: Soft Focus at 100%, best at smaller sizes

MADISON- On Wednesday, the Assembly will be voting on several pieces of legislation. Included among the bills to be voted on is a bill designed to restrict ‘disruptive’ speech by students. Assembly Republicans say that the bill will allow for a greater diversity of viewpoints, enhancing free speech on campus. However, the ‘diversity of viewpoints’ that Assembly Republicans seek is not a true diversity. The bill aims to silence leftist activists, thereby promoting a conservative agenda on campus.

Laurel White at Wisconsin Public Radio reports:

The state Assembly will meet in the state Capitol on Wednesday to vote of a variety of bills, including proposed changes to free speech policies on University of Wisconsin System campuses.

Under the proposal, students who disrupt campus events at UW System schools could be expelled.

The bill would set new rules for free speech and expression on system campuses. That includes penalties for people who disrupt free expression on campus by engaging in, “violent, abusive, indecent, profane, boisterous, obscene, unreasonably loud or other disorderly conduct.”

Read more at Wisconsin Public Radio.