Whereas, There have recently been incidents of entire editions of college newspapers being removed from circulation with no consequences to those who removed them;
Whereas, The removal of campus newspapers takes away the right of students and others to read these publications;
Whereas, These publications are products of the instructional component of the college and are paid for by taxpayer dollars and advertising money for which colleges have a contractual obligation; and
Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges supports the First Amendment;
Resolved, That the Academic Senate work to preserve the first amendment rights of college newspapers.
The support of the Academic Senate for freedom of speech for college newspapers was communicated to local senates to be shared with journalism programs.