SHARE WIDELY: The University Assembly is voting on a proposed amendment to the Campus Code of Conduct that would limit free speech. As of right now, the Code states that a permit is unnecessary for political demonstrations and acts of self expression, which protects free speech on campus. The proposed change would qualify that right by adding, “so long as they respect the policies of the space in question.” Though the language is subtle, this change would allow the administration, the police, or competing groups to throw red tape at protesters and repress free speech. Let’s keep campus safe for free speech, safe for civic engagement, safe for lively debate. Come to the UA meeting, fill the room, tell your representative to vote NO to Resolution 9.
Join the facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/718069084904517/
A recent column on the issue:http://cornellsun.com/blog/2014/03/03/castle-the-right-to-free-speech/
For more context, an open letter to the campus community from a student group:https://cornellsjp.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/an-open-letter-to-the-campus-community/