Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) have partnered with Young America's Foundation (YAF) to launch the Senate Campus Free Speech Caucus.
"It's already joined by a few senators, including Mike Braun (R-Indiana), Steve Daines (R-Montana), John Boozman (R-Arkansas), and Roger Marshall (R-Kansas)," reports YAF spokeswoman Kara Zupkus. "The best way for the everyday American to get involved is to urge their senator to join the caucus."
She says it is the sister caucus to the Campus Free Speech Caucus that was launched earlier this year in the House by Representatives Kat Cammack (R-Florida) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
"It's really going to be a direct line for students to be able to let their congressmen know what is going on on their campuses, what free speech abuses are happening, and really making sure that these schools are held accountable," says Zupkus.
A 2020 Knight Foundation/Gallup poll revealed that 81% of students support a campus environment where they are exposed to all types of speech, even if they may find it offensive.
"We actually hosted our first meeting last week for the House Free Speech Caucus," Zupkus relays. "There will be meetings probably about monthly with the Senate caucus as well, giving them … examples of things coming from our campus bias tip line, more recent litigation that YAF is spearheading, [and] Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests."