NJ New Voices Legislation Seeks Sponsors


In December, a bill was introduced by Assemblywoman Donna Simon that protects student journalists and their advisers from censorship and administrative retribution. The bill needs to be reintroduced by a new legislative sponsor (Simon lost her re-election campaign).

This bill is part of the New Voices movement – a nationwide effort inspired by the success of the North Dakota law that was passed unanimously last year. In April, Maryland became the second state to pass a New Voices law. Seven other states have active bills. But New Jersey’s bill is no longer among them.

We are seeking legislators who might agree to become primary sponsors of this legislation. Contact your assemblyperson and senator. If they have interest, please leave a comment. And please sign and share this petition.