Do your legislators serve on the Joint Committee on Education? Using the sample script below, contact them to support S2528, An act regarding free expression, and urge them to report the bill favorably out of committee. The hearing will occur on January 10, and LWVMA has submitted written testimony. The move to restrict freedom of expression in our schools is current and urgent. Just before the holidays, Great Barrington police entered and searched a classroom for a coming-of-age book on LBGTQ+ topics that had been anonymously and erroneously reported as pornographic. This was not legal and we need to reinforce free speech rights for all in the Commonwealth. 

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Suggested script: “Please report S2528, An act regarding free expression favorably out of committee. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts supports this bill to prohibit the banning of books from school or public libraries. The League believes in the individual liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States. Thank you.” Feel free to personalize your email by adding why this bill is important to you. Remember to include your name and complete street address within your email.