Wisconsin ends political-correctness attack on school mascots…

Wisconsin ends political-correctness attack on school mascots

Bill: AB297 (PDF)

Sponsored by Reps. Craig, Nass, et al., and signed into law in 2013 by Gov. Scott Walker, AB297 (Public Act No.115) requires that individuals objecting to a race-based nickname, logo, mascot, or team name must collect signatures prior to submitting a complaint to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Moreover, a complaint must include a number of electors’ signatures that is equal to at least 10% of the school district’s membership. In addition, AB297 specifies that a petition signature is valid only if it was obtained within the 120-day period before the complaint is filed.

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“Legislative memo explaining Amendment 1 of AB297”

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