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
As we prepare to gather with family and friends to give thanks and kick off the holiday season, we wanted to start by thanking our amazing Progress Florida network members and supporters like you.
From the civil rights movement to women’s suffrage, from marriage equality to combating climate change, every societal advancement in modern history has strong ties to student activism on college campuses. Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to end that.
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. #UniteAgainstBookBan
Florida’s manatees are in serious trouble, and they need your help.
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.”
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.
Football season is in full swing, but because of new censorship laws championed by Gov. DeSantis, students are caught in the crossfire of an anti-freedom to learn agenda. #UniteAgainstBookBans #FridayNightLights
If you think you’re registered to vote by mail in Florida, think again.
New censorship and anti-freedom laws signed by Gov. DeSantis take away all students’ rights to access books when one parent or county resident objects to a title. #UniteAgainstBookBans