With the Republican supermajority you elected this legislative session, we have the chance to protect Montana students’ constitutional rights.
In order to safeguard Montana’s higher educational freedoms, Rep. Mike Hopkins is sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would grant the legislature the power to direct the Board of Regents to adopt policies that would protect the constitutional rights of every student, faculty and staff of the Montana University System.
In 2019, Democrats stifled University Students right to Free Speech when Gov Bullock vetoed HB 735 and during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were numerous instances where students’ rights were violated on college campuses across the state. One Montana State University student was nearly arrested in his dorm for petitioning against MSU’s COVID-19 mask mandate. Then in 2021, HB 218 supporting university student’s right to free speech was squashed by our liberal supreme court. We need to protect our citizens!
Students should not be punished or have deal with repercussion from their peers and educators for standing up for their constitutional rights. Republican lawmakers in Helena are coming together to make it clear that they will not let the liberal university system continue to infringe on students’ rights.
For Educational Freedom,
Don “K” Kaltschmidt
Montana Republican Party