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Gov. Ricketts: Protect Prayer as First Amendment Right for Nebraska Students

For Immediate Release:

5:45PM CT on January 16, 2020

 

Media Contacts:  

Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970

Justin Pinkerman, 402-471-1967

 

Media Release:

Gov. Ricketts: Protect Prayer as First Amendment Right for Nebraska Students

 

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued the following statement on new guidance from President Donald J. Trump and the U.S. Department of Education on prayer in schools.

 

“For many families, prayer is important for the moral integrity and character development of their children,” said Gov. Ricketts.  “Thank you to President Trump for strengthening safeguards that protect the religious freedom of students and families.  I urge schools across the state to review this new guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, and to take steps to protect the First Amendment rights of our students to express their faith.”

 

School administrators and members of the public can access the new memo from the U.S. Department of Education by clicking here.

 

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