Candidate Pledge to Support the Freedom to Read and Oppose Book Bans

I commit myself to supporting the freedom to read in my official duties.

I trust individuals to make their own decisions about what they read. I also believe parents have the right to direct their own child's reading without dictating what books other people's children are allowed to read. I denounce the banning of books in schools and libraries.

If elected, I will commit myself to defending every person’s fundamental, Constitutionally-protected access to reading materials. I also pledge to support school librarians and teachers across my jurisdiction who provide access to a variety of books, which are vital to a well-rounded education and are crucial developmental tools for literacy, lifelong learning, and civic participation.

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