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Newberg Council, Rep. Bonamici slam school's BLM, Pride ban

August 30, 2021
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First Congressional District Rep. Suzanne Bonamici joined those who have condemned the recent actions by the school board, issuing a statement on Thursday. "Students need a welcoming and safe school environment, and all school leaders should strive every day to make sure students know they are valued and respected," she wrote. "The Newberg school board's move to ban Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride symbols in schools is antithetical to this bedrock value. "In my conversations with community members, I have heard the heartache and profound concern many of us share about this decision. It is painful to see this beautiful, vibrant and diverse community receive negative national attention because of the deeply misguided actions of a few school board members. I applaud the students, parents and school staff who are standing up for themselves and for students of color and LGBTQ students. I stand with you."