IMMEDIATE Call to Action!

“Under the guise of protecting our 1st Amendment rights, this bill will allow the left to abuse the system to push through their agenda with full immunity.”

LB 88 – “Protect free speech rights of student journalists and student media advisers”

As much as we would like to support such a bill, this is bad bill being sold under the guise of the protection of our 1st Amendment rights.
The language of this bill and the interpretation leads us to believe this bill would be abused to push through liberal agenda and prevent any recourse for such abuse.

Bill Page:

• LB 88 designates School-sponsored media as a public forum.  There are very few limits on speech in a public forum. 

• This allows a school paper to be treated more like a social media site (or a street corner) than a newspaper.  Adult, professional, journalists do not have this level of unfettered reign over publishing and are ultimately accountable to their boss and/or owner.

• This allows journalism students unfettered publication ability without adult oversight.

• It restricts the editorial oversight power of media advisor or school to have any control over the publication.

• Limits the ability of the school to oversee the potential legally problematic and life-changing mistakes that minors could make in the content they publish.

• It leaves it unclear as to who is legally culpable for any damages incurred by the actions of a school journalist.

• In short, “Freedom of the Press” according to the first amendment, does NOT imply that everyone (let-alone every minor) is entitled to having THEIR OWN PRESS.

🚨🚨 Email our Senators NOW : 🚨🚨

This bill will be debated on the floor starting March 15th. We need to FLOOD them Tuesday March 16th and Wednesday March 17th with emails and calls!!!

Published by Nebraskans Against Government Overreach

Nebraskans Against Government Overreach is a grassroots group dedicated to halting the government overreach affecting citizens across Nebraska, preserving the Liberty of Nebraskans and raising public awareness on informed consent and individual civil rights.

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