Report: “Florida Democrat Frost Proposes Bill to Curb Book Bans”
From The Hill:
Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) unveiled legislation Tuesday to curb book bans.
“I’m proud to introduce the Fight Book Bans Act, legislation that will help our school boards and school districts overcome these relentless attacks on our civil rights and civil liberties and academic freedom,” Frost said at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
“The Fight Book Bans Act takes a stand against censorship by giving school districts the funding that they need to oppose these challenges.”
Other House members who spoke at the press conference included Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D-Texas), Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Rep. Shontel Brown (D-Ohio). Both Casar and Crockett noted mounting book bans in their states.
See Also: Additional Details via Rep. Frost, News Release
The Fight Books Bans Act has been endorsed by PEN America, ACLU National, American Library Association, Interfaith Alliance, The Trevor Project, Catholics for Choice, Color of Change, National Urban League, Unidos US, Equality Florida, Florida Freedom to Read Project, Students Engaged in Advancing Texas (SEAT), and NAACP DC.
See Also: Track the Legislation (via Congress.gov)
See Also: Statement From Pen America
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