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Sen. Melendez proposes legislation to enhance free speech protections


Last updated 2/17/2021 at 12:01pm


Senator Melissa Melendez from Lake Elsinore

RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Sen. Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation today proposing a series of protections to ensure California residents are not ostracized or otherwise treated unfairly because of their political beliefs.

"It is unfathomable to me that corporations and members of the public would ruin a person's career, business and family because of their political ideology,'' Melendez said. "A free society shouldn't allow thoughts and ideas to be censored. Free speech covers all speech -- not just that with which you agree.''

Melendez's Senate Bills 238 and 249, collective...

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