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Obscene Materials Need to be Removed from Maine Schools

By January 30, 2019Maine
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L.D. 94, “An Act to Prohibit the Dissemination of Obscene Material by Public Schools” is scheduled for public hearing on Monday, February 4, at 10:00 a.m. before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. I plan to be there testifying on your behalf in support of this bill.

Under current state law, schools are permitted to expose our children to obscene materials because of the “education exception” in the law governing the dissemination of obscene material to minors.  This is unacceptable.

Public schools should not be assigning obscene material to students.  Something that is considered obscene outside of school does not suddenly become un-obscene when it passes over the threshold of the school doors.  Our kids deserve better.

This is not about banning books or oppressing free speech, but about our children reading the classics and educational material that are age-appropriate. Children should not be treated as adults, and our laws need to reflect this.

Click here to keep track of L.D. 94.

 Take Action:

  • Please contact all members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and encourage them to support L.D. 94.  Be sure to let them know you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine.

Committee Members:

Deschambault of York- Chair, D – Senate District 32

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 Sen. Michael Carpenter of Aroostook, D – Senate District 2

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Sen. Kimberley Rosen of Hancock, R – Senate District 8

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Rep. Charlotte Warren of Hallowell- Chair, D – House District 84

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Rep. Pinny Beebe-Center of Rockland, D – House District 93

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Rep. Janice Cooper of Yarmouth, D – House District 47

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Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham, R – House District 25

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Rep. Danny Costain of Plymouth, R – House District 100

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Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt of South Portland, D – House District 31

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Rep. Chris Johansen of Monticello, R – House District 145

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Rep. Victoria Morales of South Portland, D – House District 33

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Rep. Richard Pickett of Dixfield, R – House District 116

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Rep. Braden Sharpe of Durham, D – House District 46

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  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and encourage them to both pray and take action on this important issue.


Please join me in prayer, “Dear Father, please protect Maine children from the onslaught of sexual predatory actions by the education system in our state.  Be with Penny as she testifies before the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Monday. In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”


Don’t delay. For the sake of protecting our Maine children from illicit sexual education material that will harm them, please take a few minutes to stand up and speak up.  Maine children are depending on you.


Penny Morrell

State Director

CWA of Maine

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(207) 465-6015


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