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YOUR TURN: In support of the protest

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This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Janet Hoffman. Hoffman is writing in support of collective bargaining rights for school teachers, and she says she's concerned about the arrests of the people who protested at the state capitol this week.

In her words:

I saw your story about the protestors arrested in Nashville.  Hooray for them.  I am worried sick about losing our collective bargaining for teachers.  Are we not allowed to protest in America?  Should we fear retribution from our employer if we disagree with the way we are treated?  Don't get me wrong. I am grateful to have a job, but am I expected to act like a doormat and be walked all over just to keep this job?  I thought I was in America where I had freedom of speech.  Or is it only those who share the same views of a certain political party who are allowed to speak?

That's Janet Hoffman's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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