Rep. Casten Statement in Support of Teachers and Student Facing Intimidation from Anti-Mask Protestors

September 15, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Sean Casten released the following statement in support of students and teachers facing intimidation from anti-mask protestors:

“I am so grateful for all our educators and public health officials who got us through a very difficult COVID year, managing transitions between in-person, hybrid and remote learning as we fought to curtail the spread of the virus before a vaccine was available. Sadly, their efforts continue to be politicized by that small but loud subset of people who find it politically useful to infect the public square with their hatred and fear. Our teachers deserve our respect and gratitude. Our children deserve a walk to school and learning environment free from political interference and transmissible disease. I would remind our teachers and students that the overwhelming majority of their neighbors support them, and I urge the protestors who do not to put science and respect for their neighbors above their short-term political interests.”