REPRESENTATIVE ESPITIA RESPONDS TO NEA-NH LAWSUIT AGAINST “DIVISIVE CONCEPTS”


CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – In response to today’s news of NEA-NH and other groups filing a lawsuit against Commissioner Edelblut and the state over the recently enacted “Divisive Concepts” law, Rep. Manny Espitia (D-Nashua) releases the following statement:


“I am pleased to see NEA-NH, the National Education Association, the ACLU, the ACLU of New Hampshire, Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, and others in filing a lawsuit challenging New Hampshire’s new ‘divisive concepts’ law.


“As these groups defend the right for New Hampshire students to learn about race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and gender identity in court, House Democrats will continue to champion our hard-working teachers and valuable public education system in the legislature. That is why I filed LSR 2046: repealing the law relative to certain discrimination in public workplaces and education. Students deserve a well-rounded instruction, not one in which a quality curriculum is suppressed and replaced with nonsense alternative facts. We must stop this war on public education one battle at a time.”


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