I usually go to Twitter to get the latest, breaking news in politics but on occasion, I run across really good ideas.
This is one of them:
There are parents being fed the conservative media’s spin about COVID and critical race theory and they’re turning up at school board meetings to push their agenda. We must turn up ourselves to push against these harmful efforts. Conservatives are a minority in this country, but if they show up in bigger numbers than us, then school boards will respond.
Take action: All you have to do is Google “local school board meetings” and you’ll get the links you need to find out when and where your next local school board meeting is. You don’t have to be a parent to attend. You’re a local, tax-paying, voter with an interest in your own community. Agendas are usually posted some time prior to the meeting. Your local board meeting may also be live streamed.
You don’t need to say anything when you’re there if you don’t want to. But you can support the board and/or community members when they speak up about issues you find important. On the other hand, you can boo or flash the thumbs down when you hear things you disagree with. School board meetings are the town halls of 2017!!
We’ve all seen the danger disinformation poses to our country — but in the hands of local officials, they can make decisions that will negatively affect our own communities, right now. I hope you’ll join me in making a commitment to attend a local school board meeting this fall.
Thank you for taking action!