Urge Public Ed Committee to schedule hearing for New Voices bill
Time is running out! We need to urge state Rep. Harold Dutton to schedule HB 422 for a hearing so we can protect student press rights with the passage of New Voices legislation in Texas. As the chair of the Texas House Public Education Committee, Dutton controls which bills are scheduled for hearings. We now must write to him to let him know how important it is for New Voices legislation to be passed immediately to bolster student press rights. This is especially important at a time when student journalism is desperately needed to tell the stories of students struggling through the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.