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Letter to the editor: Politics & parades

Kudos to the Tribune-Review editorial staff for standing against politics oozing into public events that are organized and funded by local government entities (“No politics at homecoming,” Sept. 29, TribLIVE). This also should apply to organizations advocating for or against any political issue, including those in favor or opposed to expanding legal protections for labor unions, the LGBTQ or illegal immigrant communities, abortion, or gun control.

Local governments are bound by the First Amendment, and if they allow people on one side of an issue to have access to a parade, the other side must also be allowed to have access, which could lead to competing groups eclipsing a community parade with divisive politics.

Jeremy Boby

Hempfield


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