Legislative Policy Priorities | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

FIRE's Policy Priorities

FIRE works closely with lawmakers across the country and political spectrum to protect civil liberties and stands ready to help legislators secure legislative victories.

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Are Free Speech and Due Process Protected on Your Campus?

FIRE promotes legislation that protects student and faculty rights to freedom of speech and due process. Is your campus protected?

Proposed Changes to Title IX

On June 23, 2022, the Department of Education released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would revise Title IX regulations. The revision threatens student free speech and due process rights. FIRE urges the Department of Education to revise its proposal to respect student rights, and we will consider all our options to preserve those rights — up to and including legal action.

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The disproportionate nature of sexual assault allegations based on race demonstrates the need for stronger due process and the continuation of the current Title IX regulations.
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Due Process

Policy Priority

FIRE supports legislation that promotes fair and reliable non-academic campus disciplinary hearings on college campuses. We also work with policymakers to defeat measures that would further undermine fundamental fairness and to promote those that ensure that the campus judiciary provides meaningful due process protections to students accused of infractions.

Model Legislation: Student and Administration Equality Act

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Religious Liberty

Policy Priority

Religious liberty is one of the essential qualities of individual liberty and dignity. That is why FIRE supports legislation that ensures that college students of faith have the same rights to campus resources as other students. FIRE opposes policies that would prohibit students from forming belief-based organizations that require their members and leaders to adhere to the organization’s beliefs and promotes policies that protect diversity through pluralism.

Kansas Governor Signs Bill Protecting Students’ Religious Liberty