Media Contact

Ari Schechter,

December 3, 2021

Statement from Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of the ACLU of New Hampshire:

“We are better as a state and community when we can have hard conversations and learn from them—which is why it’s so important that our students get a full picture of America’s history that includes both the good and the bad. This bill would unconstitutionally restrict New Hampshire teachers from covering America’s legacy of racism and slavery, building on the disturbing trend we’ve seen this year of putting teachers at risk of professional discipline and lawsuits for teaching about these difficult topics. We will never achieve systemic equality in America without first providing a full picture of American history. This Orwellian legislation has no place in New Hampshire.”