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Maddie Mueller, a senior at Clovis North High School, claims the school violated her First Amendment rights by forbidding her from wearing a "MAGA" hat on campus. Mueller was planning on wearing the hat as part of a demonstration by a group called the Valley Patriots, which asked members to wear MAGA gear on February 20.
The school cited the dress code, which states that students can’t wear certain logos on campus, as the reason why she couldn’t wear the hat. But Mueller claims that “MAGA” isn’t a logo, it’s a political statement.
“To my knowledge, Trump is not a logo. It’s a last name. It’s just our president, you can’t claim the president is a logo, sports team, or affiliated with any gang,” Mueller said. “How is being a patriot in trying to show pride in your country — how is that inappropriate?”
Mueller claims the school is violating her right to free expression by prohibiting her from wearing the hat, school officials maintain that they don’t have a problem with her politics; they’re just trying to prevent on-campus disruptions.
In an "Ingraham Angle" exclusive interview, Mueller said she "wholeheartedly disagrees" with that explanation, and she believes that the district is discriminating against her political beliefs.
Mueller claimed she has since seen multiple students wearing hats supporting Bernie Sanders and several others with the LGBTQ rainbow flag.
She said she decided to speak out because she believes that someone "needed to take a stand."
"Someone needed to stand up not just for Clovis North, not just for Clovis Unified, but nationwide for the conservative and Christianity monitoring that’s going on on campuses," Mueller said.
She revealed that she hasn't been wearing the MAGA hat to school since she was told not to, but she's continuing to try to wear pro-Trump, pro-conservative, pro-law-enforcement apparel on campus.
"I had to get my 'Support the Blue' sweatshirt approved. I have to get all of my sweatshirts and shirts approved through the disciplinary office before I can actually wear them," Mueller said.
Come to our EVENING meeting to hear Maddie speak about her patriotism and how you can help support our youth's freedom of speech.
Weston Anderson, a District Representative for the California State Senate and Senator Shannon Grove, will address our group on how he got involved in government and how you can, too. He will be on hand to answer your questions of how Senator Grove's office can assist constituents, district organizations, local governments, and state agencies. He will also address any pertinent district or local issues, especially those involving state agencies you may be interested in hearing more about.
We have a jam packed evening planned and hope you can join us!