By Jon Camp, Executive Vice President
When Nicolas Tomas, a Vegan Outreach volunteer and Cal Poly Pomona student, had his First Amendment rights to leaflet on campus severely restricted, he took matters into his own hands. With the help of the Foundation For Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Tomas filed a lawsuit against his school to get full access to leaflet. On July 23, a settlement was reached, and Cal Poly Pomona agreed to restore the First Amendment rights for all its students and pay Nicolas $35,000 in damages and attorney’s fees. Thank you, Nicolas, for defending animals and standing up for our First Amendment rights!