Among the many routine introductions of commemorative resolutions within the Home on Tuesday was one which was met with stunning partisan pushback: A Home decision to declare April 25, 2023, as Librarian and Library Employee day within the state of Michigan.
Home Decision 81 acknowledges libraries as “cultural establishments on the coronary heart of each Michigan group and campus” and librarians because the “heartbeat of each library.”
It handed 56-53 Tuesday alongside get together strains. Each Home Republican voted in opposition to it, and none gave an evidence for his or her no votes.
Proper-wing teams have been focusing on public and college libraries over books on racial and LGBTQ+ points. Within the 2022 election, Republicans like failed GOP gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon made e-book bans considered one of their key marketing campaign points.
Final week, some Republicans in each chambers caught flack for his or her surprising no-votes in opposition to closing a marital rape loophole and repealing an antiquated cohabitation regulation.
State Rep. Veronica Paiz (D-Harper Woods), who sponsored the decision, criticized the GOP no-votes on Twitter Tuesday.
If in case you have any doubts about what Republicans actually take into consideration #librarians and library employees, relaxation assured that #Michigan Home #Republicans @MI_Republicans consider they aren’t worthy of appreciation (they voted No in assist of a decision of appreciation). @MIGOP pic.twitter.com/tQXwIfQSbs
— Veronica Paiz, MI State Rep District 11 (@VeroStateRep11) April 26, 2023