“There’s absolutely no way you can compare what happened on Monday with the Jan. 6 insurrection.”
Andy Nelson, the Democratic Party chair in Missoula County, Mont., regarding the protests in the gallery of the Montana state House who chanted “Let her speak,” regarding the silence of state Rep. Zooey Zephyr on Monday, April 24. Seven people were arrested for trespassing on Monday, though the demonstration was free of violence or damage. Republican lawmakers have made comparisons to the April 24 protest with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. (Associated Press — April 28, 2023)
What the Walt Disney Company accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and other offiicals of orchestrating against them when they filed a lawsuit.
“Employees are expected to comply with this dress code in a manner consistent with their biological gender.”The Texas Department of Agriculture’s new dress code policy, which will apply to all employees of the department, including interns and contractors. The ACLU says that the new policy violates federal law. (NPR — April 25, 2023)
Camille Bennett, the founder of Project Say Something, regarding the decision by Alabama to close government offices for the Confederate Memorial Day on Monday, April 25, while state lawmakers are pushing legislation to ban “divisive concepts” from being taught in state classrooms and diversity training for state workers. Mississippi also closed government offices on Monday. (Associated Press — April 25, 2023)
“Let me be crystal clear: Woke concepts that have zero to do with a proper education and that are divisive at the core have no place in Alabama classrooms at any age level …”Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, regarding the dismissal of her director of early childhood education over the use of a teacher training book that has teaching of “woke concepts” through language about inclusion and structural racism. The book is for early childhood educators and is not a curriculum taught to children. (NPR — April 22, 2023)