Florida Congresswoman Kat Cammack, along with Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, announced a new partnership on Monday with Young America’s Foundation (YAF) to create a caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives aimed at fighting back against liberal ‘indoctrination’ at colleges.
The coalition, called the Campus Free Speech Caucus, will aim to educate other legislators about the clear bias against free speech on campuses and help bring national and local awareness to what is occurring in their districts and across the country daily. In a press release, Jordan and Cammack said they will meet with YAF leadership and students monthly to learn about the latest attacks on free speech to share with fellow members of Congress.
“I’m so thrilled to be leading the Campus Free Speech Caucus with my colleague and friend Rep. Jim Jordan,” said Cammack. “Together with YAF, we’re sending the message that free speech is not only a constitutional right but also a core freedom that must be preserved on college campuses across the country. At a time when university leadership and students are caving to the pressure of liberal progressivism, my colleagues in Congress will stand up for the First Amendment and ensure all have the right to exercise their thoughts and ideas freely and without persecution.”
Jordan, who is also the founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said the group will set the precedent in holding liberal institutions ‘accountable’ for their continued censorship of conservative viewpoints.
“The First Amendment is under attack on campuses across the country,” Jordan noted. “Every day, students and faculty are forced to self-censor out of fear that they will be ‘canceled’ by the mob. The Campus Free Speech Caucus, led by Rep. Kat Cammack and inspired by YAF, will work with Congress to push back on ‘woke’ cancel culture and defend freedom for Americans everywhere.”
YAF, an outreach organization that introduces students to conservative values and principles, has been at the forefront of the campus free speech battle for decades, routinely fighting for students’ rights in the classroom, media, and the courts. YAF says the caucus is an important next step in ensuring America’s leaders understand the fight at hand.
“Free speech is guaranteed in our Constitution. It should be revered on our college campuses. Sadly, this is where it’s most at risk,” YAF President Scott Walker said. “The Campus Free Speech Caucus will help us fight back and ensure all voices can be heard on campus!”
The conservative duo officially announced the new caucus during an interview with Fox News.
“Let’s be honest, our college campuses these days, these aren’t higher education institutions, these are indoctrination camps,” Cammack added in an interview with Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy.” Jim and I, along with the Young Americans for Freedom Foundation, are going to be holding these institutions accountable and giving these conservative students an outlet where they can bring their stories to us and we can educate our colleagues on the dangers of the indoctrination that is happening on our college campuses.”
.@Jim_Jordan and @RepKatCammack have partnered with YAF to launch the Congressional Campus Free Speech Caucus to bring national awareness to the ongoing threat against the First Amendment: pic.twitter.com/F4YhGFdCsY
— YAF (@yaf) June 14, 2021