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Resolution Adopted by the CCAR
Censorship of Books
Adopted by the CCAR at the 93rd Annual Convention of
Across our nation there is a growing effort to ban books from schools and public libraries.
the Central Conference of American Rabbis
New York City, June 27-July 1, 1982
Therefore be it resolved:
1. That the CCAR affirms its support for First Amendment guarantees of free speech. We take cognizance of the recent Supreme Court decision and call for redoubled efforts in accord with the above stance.
2. That we call upon public school boards and library boards across our country to resist these pressures.
3. That we ask our colleagues to urge public school boards and public library boards to support these First Amendment rights and to give support, as necessary, to those that do.