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Statement from Sen. Carri Hicks and Sen. Jo Anna Dossett on SB 397

OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, and Sen. Jo Anna Dossett, D-Tulsa, issued the following statement regarding passage of Senate Bill 397 from the Senate Education Committee Tuesday.

“When we limit access to information, we limit opportunity. We should trust parents, teachers, and librarians to guide students to the literary resources they need rather than stifling their potential by limiting their most basic freedoms.” – Sen. Carri Hicks.

“Once again, our Republican colleagues are telling Oklahoma parents we don’t trust them to make decisions for their families. I’m sorely disappointed we have chosen to limit Oklahomans’ freedoms by censoring schools and libraries.” – Sen. Jo Anna Dossett.


For more information, contact:  
Sen. Hicks: (405) 521-5543 or
Sen. Dossett: (405) 521-5624 or