Bossier Parish, Louisiana Public Schools

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Your DGB for today is to contact the Superintendent’s office of Bossier Parish Schools in Louisiana.

After the recent surge in public protests from professional athletes, Superintendent Scott Smith decided to threaten student athletes with disciplinary action for exercising their First Amendment rights, bringing to mind the forced Nazi flag salutes of 1930’s Germany. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/29/us/high-school-anthem-protest.html?mcubz=1

Today, you’ll call his office with the contact information provided below and give him hell using your own creativity or this DGB suggested script:

 

“The US Supreme Court ruled in 1943 that no student has to stand, salute, or even recite the Pledge of Allegiance. You’ve stepped way beyond the jurisdiction of your office and should walk back your threats immediately.”

 

http://www.bossierschools.org/supt_office

If you or someone you know in Louisiana has received a letter from your public school or district about a national anthem policy, let the ACLU know here:

https://action.aclu.org/secure/la_complaint