Frank LoMonte has been the executive director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C. since 2008. During his tenure, he launched a number of major programming initiatives, including organizing the 'Tinker Tour,' a nationwide First Amendment awareness tour featuring civil-liberties icon Mary Beth Tinker, which, during the 2013-14 school year, reached more than 200,000 people across 41 states. Leading the charge to enact reform legislation protecting students and educators against institutional retaliation for their journalistic work. The 'New Voices' movement has resulted in the enactment of fortified legal protections in Illinois, Maryland, and North Dakota, with bills pending in 11 states, and has left behind student-led grassroots organizations in each state to keep watch over abuses of journalists' rights.

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