Gov. Murphy, 9 other governors urge textbook publishers not to censor books
Gov. Phil Murphy and nine other governors are urging textbook publishers not to give in to efforts to censor their books.
The governor posted a letter on Twitter which was sent to the publishers.
The letter reads in part, “…The negative impact that censorship and book-banning has on this nation’s students – many already marginalized…cannot be overstated…”
The letter goes on to read, “We urge any company who has not yet given in to this pressure to hold the line for our democracy.”
The letter was posted as two New Jersey lawmakers introduced a bill that would prevent school and public libraries in New Jersey from banning books or lose state funding.