‘Our Children Are Not Anyone’s Guinea Pigs,’ Says Moms for America Founder and President Kimberly Fletcher
July 6, 2021
DAYTON, OHIO — Moms all over the country are giving notice that educators are not the prime authority in their children’s lives – parents are, and especially moms.
“We don’t want to be left out of decision making, and we sure don’t want to be told after the fact that our children have been at the mercy of ‘woke’ social engineers,” said Kimberly Fletcher, founder and president of Moms for America® (www.momsforamerica.us).
“Our children are precious beings created in the image of God. Our children are not anyone’s guinea pigs. What’s most horrific is not being informed at all about bad curricula and mandates and finding out only after the damage has been done. Who’s in charge? We should be. Moms want a seat at the table.
“The good news is that more and more moms are confronting school boards and other officials over Critical Race Theory (CRT), LGBTQ-heavy sex ‘education’ and intentionally inaccurate history lessons that paint America in the worst possible light.”
In Loudoun County, Virginia, a wealthy suburb of Washington, D.C., moms have been in the forefront of a parents’ revolt against the school board over CRT, the suspension of an elementary gym teacher who refused to use incorrect pronouns, and by the discovery of an abusive, radical group on Facebook. Members of this group were “doxing” conservative parents (exposing their names and addresses) and pledging to “silence” them. Six school board members who were part of it are facing a petition drive for a recall.
“This is what has to happen all over the nation,” Fletcher said. “Moms are manning booths and walking through neighborhoods in Loudoun to get signatures to oust these creeps, who richly deserve to lose their positions.”
In a scorching speech to the Loudoun school board on May 11, Shawntel Cooper, the mother of two biracial children, declared, “Critical Race Theory is not an honest dialogue, it is a tactic that was used by Hitler and the Ku Klux Klan on slavery very many years ago to dumb down my ancestors so we could not think for ourselves.”
Cooper continued, “CRT is racist; it is abusive; it discriminates against one’s color…Think twice before you indoctrinate such racist theories. You cannot tell me what is or is not racist. Look at me. I had to come down here today to tell you to your face that we are coming together and we are strong.”
“I’d like to see them accuse Shawntel Cooper of being a racist,” Fletcher said. “We are dedicated to equipping more moms on how best to channel their well-deserved outrage.”
Preparations are underway for MomRise 2021, a national gathering of mothers slated in October and hosted by Moms for America®. MomRise will bring moms together from across the country (in person or via livestream) to encourage and empower them and help moms realize the powerful influence they have in our homes, communities and through our votes.
“One of the more encouraging signs of the MomRise movement is the increasing number of minority moms standing up to abusive school officials,” Fletcher said.
In Duval County, Florida, Keisha King excoriated the school board over CRT:
“Just coming off of May 31, marking the 100 years [since] the Tulsa riots, it is sad that we are even contemplating something like Critical Race Theory, where children will be separated by their skin color and deemed permanently oppressors or oppressed in 2021,” King said.
“Telling my child or any child that they are in a permanent oppressed status in America because they are black is racist – and saying that white people are automatically above me, my children, or any child is racist as well. This is not something that we can stand for in our country.”
“More power to Keisha, Shawntel and other moms like them,” Fletcher said. “Moms want to be the ultimate authority in their children’s education.”
Moms for America® is helping moms opposeCritical Race Theory, mask mandates and vaccine mandates.
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