AFT-NH Challenges Constitutionality of Republican Censorship
Contact Name: Marina Altschiller
Phone: (603) 271-3375
CONCORD – Today, AFT-NH announced that they would be challenging the constitutionality of the divisive concepts language, inserted into the state budget by Senate Republicans and signed into law by Governor Sununu.
Senate Democratic Leader Donna Soucy (D-Manchester) issued the following statement in response:
“The Republican censorship of our freedom of speech has only further divided us as a state and a nation. Teachers have been painted as villains and some organizations have gone so far as to place bounties on educators, creating a witch hunt targeting teachers. This distrust of our educators does nothing to encourage unity or eliminate discrimination and instead further discourages the conversations that would move us towards a more equitable future for all. I am proud to support AFT-NH in their efforts to dismantle this policy; this harmful language has no place in New Hampshire.”