Young America’s Foundation students will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. ET on the topic of “Free Speech on College Campuses.”
For decades, Young America’s Foundation has championed and safeguarded free speech, working with student leaders to promote conservative values and ensure the fundamental right to express those beliefs remains protected.
Following in the rich history of the thousands who have come before them, Jasmyn Jordan, chairwoman of the University of Iowa Young Americans for Freedom chapter, and Connor Ogrydziak, former chapter chairman and recent graduate of the University at Buffalo, will shine a spotlight on the challenges conservatives face at colleges and universities across America every day.
“As a conservative college student and YAF chairwoman, I’ve experienced the Left’s attempts to keep me from speaking out about my beliefs on campus,” Jordan noted. “I have been harassed, doxed, and assaulted, but I refuse to be silenced. Free speech must be protected, and I will continue to stand against those who falsely believe otherwise.”
“I could not be more grateful to have been invited to testify before the House Committee on the Judiciary,” stated Ogrydziak. “Suppression of college students’ freedom of speech has become a growing issue across the country, and my extended time with YAF has put me on the front lines of this battle. It is my greatest honor to bring my experiences directly to Congress and help protect students’ free speech rights nationwide.”
Governor Scott Walker, president of Young America’s Foundation, underscored the importance of protecting students’ First Amendment rights.
“Jasmyn and Connor have first-hand knowledge of what radicals do to try and stop the free speech rights of students on campuses nationwide. At Young America’s Foundation, we are committed to having their back,” said Walker.
Young Americans for Freedom is the chapter affiliate of Young America’s Foundation, with chapters active on college and high school campuses across the country.
The hearing can be viewed live via this link beginning at 10:00 a.m. ET.
To request an interview with Jasmyn Jordan, Connor Ogrydziak, or Governor Walker, contact Michael McGonigle at [email protected] or (703) 268-1824.