Advocacy efforts by United Faculty of Florida and local chapters are working! Through government relations initiatives such as Higher Education Regional Outreach (HERO) teams, members have been contacting legislators to advocate for higher education and faculty issues.
As noted in a recent email to members, UFF has been fighting the “assault taking place on academic freedom and faculty and student rights at Florida’s public institutions of higher education, including the new ‘viewpoint discrimination’ law (HB 233).“
UFF also announced, “Rep. Yvonne Hinson and Sen. Tina Polsky filed HB 6077 and SB 810, known as the ‘Intellectual Freedom’ bills. The United Faculty of Florida unequivocally supports this effort to repeal HB 233, Florida’s “Viewpoint Discrimination” law, passed in the 2021 legislative session.”
UFF is asking members and the public to contact their local legislators and urge them to vote in support of these bills.