An Escambia media specialist recently resigned after her workdays became consumed with book challenges. She told Pensacola News Journal her departure was, “an escape from the Florida Legislature that was making young adult literature the enemy.” #UniteAgainstBookBans
We have until the end of the year to collect nearly 900,000 valid petitions to get abortion on the ballot in 2024. We know there are millions of Florida voters who support reproductive freedom who’ve yet to complete a petition, including many people receiving this message.
Two roads diverged in a wood and Florida students may never know the ending. Thanks to laws signed by Gov. DeSantis, even classic poetry is being censored. #UniteAgainstBookBans
George M. Johnson told PEN America they wrote All Boys Aren’t Blue as a love letter: “to write back to the 5-year-old that I was, that knew I was different, the 10-year-old that had to choose safety over happiness, the 15-year-old who simply just wanted to go to prom or date a boy, and the 21-year-old who really had to enter the world and figure it out with no resources. And so I wrote it to prevent the next me from not having representation of themselves in the world.” #UniteAgainstBookBans
The vast majority of people across Florida and the country support abortion rights and access. There will always be a need for abortion care, and access to abortion should be available for all who need it, wherever they live – without shame or stigma.