Dear fellow MoveOn member,
The Texas State Board of Education recently voted to eliminate Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton from the required history curriculum.1 This erases the contributions groundbreaking women have made in our nation.
In addition to her many years of public service, Clinton was the first woman to be the nominee for president of a major political party. That is important history.
Hellen Keller was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a pioneer in the disability rights movement.
USA Today reports the Republican-dominated board's decision could affect over 5 million public school students, so we have to wonder if political beliefs are a factor.2
I hope people from around the country will sign and share this petition. The final vote by the SBOE will take place on Thursday, November 15, 2018.
1. "Texas board votes to drop Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum," USA Today, September 15, 2018
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