Reverse the Unlawful Ban of Education in Arizona
  • Petitioned Tom Horne

This petition was delivered to:

Arizona Attorney General
Tom Horne
Arizona Governor
Gov. Janice Brewer

Reverse the Unlawful Ban of Education in Arizona

    1. Laura Robichaud
    2. Petition by

      Laura Robichaud

      Billerica, MA

The First Amendment of U.S. Bill of Rights states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Therefore, it is our absolute right as Americans to study all books of all types; including those that are part of an Ethnic Studies curriculum. Most of you are probably familiar with Communist China's banning and burning of certain books throughout history, and most of you probably thought it could never happen in the U.S. Unfortunately, you had been mistaken. The state of Arizona has banned and intends to ban books written from the cultural perspective of different ethnicities; this deprives students of all ages from multi-cultural education which is ironic, considering the U.S. is sought to be one of the most culturally diverse countries in the entire world.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures
    2. Some background information

      Laura Robichaud
      Petition Organizer

      If interested, you may find more information on the online article link provided below. I will be updating and editing the petition letter daily until I feel that I have covered legitimate arguments for any counter-debates. Thank you and stay posted!


    Reasons for signing

    • John Connell RIO RANCHO, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      It is the job of the individual and not the government to determine the content of what is needed to educate. Core standards does not mean politically driven agendas for the educator. Parents, educators and students must not be exposed to only materials that meet the litmus test of some committee or "trusted" official.

    • Melissa Ericksmoen WESTFORD, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because I strongly believe that in order to understand others and fully accept each other, ethnic studies is a necessity . In no way are we harming anyone by doing this. Instead we will make our future brighter by preparing our youth for the real and diverse world.


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