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Alert: Public Hearing on HB 4652 scheduled for Jan. 24

🚨🚨Public Hearing tomorrow morning (1-24-24)🚨🚨

The Judiciary Committee will host a public hearing on HB 4654 at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 24th in the House Chamber.

While appearing to prohibit schools, libraries and museums from distributing obscene material, many believe HB 4654 attempts to criminalize librarians, teachers and museum curators for making available certain books or artwork.

According to a news release issued Monday by House Democrats, this could include the Bible, biographies of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Roberto Clemente, and Michelangelo’s statue of David.

AFT-WV encourages anyone available to come and speak to the dangerous precedent this bill would set. Because the hearing is scheduled during the work day, AFT-WV asks members to reach out to retired educators or citizens interested in speaking to the issue.

Speaking times are limited and typically dependent on the number of people who sign up to speak at the hearing.

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