On Thursday, Washington’s House Education Committee held a hearing to receive testimony on HB 2184, comprehensive sex education reform. The effort has been labeled as a top priority for progressives who control the House and Senate, despite its controversial natural and, in some cases, offensive content.

FPIW Executive Director Mark Miloscia, himself an eighteen-year member of the Washington House and Senate, was on hand to testify alongside other concerned parents.

But House Education Chairwoman Sharon Tomiko Santos took an extremely limited amount of testimony from the bill’s opposition, instead allowing the bill to move to next week’s calendar without hearing the concerns of the Washingtonians who showed up to testify.

Here is a copy of the remarks that Miloscia had planned to deliver on behalf of the concerned citizens who contacted FPIW on this bill.

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