People For the American Way

People For the American Way Applauds California Bill to Ban Book Bans   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2023

Contact: Press Department at People For the American Way

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Phone Number: 202-467-4999

Washington D.C. – Following passage in the California legislature of legislation to prohibit book bans, which Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:

“The tide is definitely turning against the Far Right and its efforts to ban books. We applaud California lawmakers for passing legislation to stop these bans and Gov. Newsom for showing his support. Just a few weeks ago, Illinois passed similar legislation and New Jersey is likely to be next. It’s time for other states to join these leaders in striking a blow against book bans and the bigotry and authoritarianism the bans represent.”

People For the American Way has fought book banning and censorship since its inception. Read more here.


About People For the American Way

People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: