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Rep. DuBose thanks Ivey for letter to library director

State Rep. Susan DuBose said she appreciates Gov. Kay Ivey for showing concern about sexually suggestive material being displayed for children in Alabama libraries.

Ivey released a letter to the director of the Alabama Public Library Service this week, in which she asked about material being exposed to students across the state in public libraries.

DuBose (R-Hoover) discussed the issue Wednesday on WVNN’s “The Yaffee Program.”

“I want to thank Governor Ivey. She’s asking questions as she should of the Alabama Public Service Library Board and of the director, Dr. Pack,” DuBose said. “And I appreciate that.”

The lawmaker said she plans to speak to the board soon to address the problem and “hold them accountable.”

“I’m going to the board meetings,” she said. “I’m going to speak to the board and I’m going to ask them. I’m going to hold them accountable. Because we have an opportunity to decide how much money. We have the power of the purse in the House and we send millions and millions of dollars to our libraries.”

DuBose discussed how even her local library in north Shelby County was promoting transgender materials to children.

“[W]e have parents taking kids to sign up for summer reading in June and noticed a transgender display of books in the young children’s section,” she said. “So, our North Shelby County Library did a huge display in the children’s section and every single book was about children learning about transgender, introducing them to that subject. So parents weren’t ready for their kids to meet that topic.”

She is calling on parents to speak out and stand up to their local officials who keep pushing these kinds of materials on young children.

“The best way is from the ground up,” she said. “And that’s how we’ve gotten this attention so far. That’s what got Governor Ivey involved, got her started asking questions.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” weekdays 9-11 a.m. on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee

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