RELEASE: Arizona GOP Legislature Passes Bill to Display the Ten Commandments in Public Schools

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WASHINGTON — Republicans in the Arizona House just passed a bill that would allow public school teachers to read and display the Ten Commandments in classrooms. Passed by the Senate on party lines earlier this year, this bill that clearly violates the separation of church and state now heads to Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs’ desk. 

Arizona Republicans continuously push the most extreme proposals, from perpetuating culture wars in classrooms to undermining access to contraception to upending democratic institutions. Despite Governor Hobbs’s crucial veto power, extreme attacks from the GOP won’t stop until we break their control of both chambers. Both the Arizona House and Senate are on the DLCC’s target map, and 2024 is a pivotal opportunity to flip these chambers in a state that has seen recent statewide success for Democrats and remains intensely competitive. Arizona Republicans have proven themselves too extreme and out of step with the people of Arizona to govern and it is time for a change.

Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee National Press Secretary Sam Paisley

issued the following statement:

“Arizona Republicans are in a league of their own for perpetuating the worst of MAGA extremism. As Arizona Republicans triple down on culture wars, the need to provide a check on GOP extremism by electing state Democrats is greater than ever. Arizona is a top priority for the DLCC in 2024 – we are just two seats away in each chamber from gaining Democratic majorities. The DLCC is laser-focused on combating GOP extremism and electing champions of fundamental freedoms to state legislatures across the country.” 

The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.