Far-right Texas State Board of Education members have been carrying a grudge since 1995. That’s the year legislators said “enough!” and passed a law to limit the board’s ability to censor textbook content, like the science of evolution. Activists on and off the board have been mad at that change ever since. This year, they’re making a strong push to undo those limits with House Bill 1291.
If HB 1291 passes, board members will once again have the power to censor textbook content simply by calling it “unsuitable” for children. That would be amazing power in the hands of individuals who have in years past argued that topics like the accurate history of slavery and civil rights struggles are not suitable for children.
Call to your senator today and tell them to vote “no” on HB 1291.Find your senator’s contact information StateAKALARAZCACOCTDCDEFLGAHIIAIDILINKSKYLAMAMDMEMIMNMOMSMTNCNDNENHNJNMNVNYOHOKORPARISCSDTNTXUTVAVTWAWIWVWYASFMGUMHMPPRPWVIAAAEAPABBCMBNBNLNSNTNUONPEQCSKYTNone
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