• Press Release

EMILYs List Statement on Republican Efforts to Rewrite History in Florida

July 21, 2023


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Florida to call out Republican efforts to change their curriculum to include the false suggestion that enslaved people benefited from slavery. EMILYs List President Laphonza Butler released the following statement:
“Education is the foundation for the kind of people we will be, the kind of lives we will lead, and the government that will lead us. By trying to erase, ignore, or whitewash the more painful parts of our history, Republicans are both using our children’s education as a political ploy and ensuring we will learn nothing from the mistakes of our past.”

“At EMILYs List, we are proud to stand with leaders like Vice President Harris, whose trip to Florida today will shine a needed light on this effort to gaslight Americans and build a so-called culture war on lies and insults.”
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