Amid accusations that paid protesters and left wing radicals are filling up email boxes and voice mail systems of our legislators, which are unsubstantiated and unproven, moms across America are becoming vocal and getting angry.
One statement on Twitter caught our eye this morning:
“I AM NOT A RADICAL. I AM A SUBURBAN CHESS CLUB MOM WHO JUST WANTS TO SPEND HER FREE TIME CROSS STITCHING. FIX THIS YOU AXXXXXXX.”
Others followed up:
“Ditto (minus the cross stitching). Suburban mom of two and every woman I know is concerned.”
“I have my senators on speed dial at this point.”
“Hey sister. Suburban mom of three here cooking meatballs and plotting dissent.”
Our Colorado politicians, in particular, should be more knowledgeable and aware following the overwhelming recall of 3 board members who chose not to listen to the community.
Don’t mess with moms. We are democrats, republicans, unaffiliateds, and everything in between. Mess with our children and their futures and you’ll see a bunch of moms, dads, and the people who support us, rise up in action.
Women have always been the majority taking action on education issues. The teaching profession is overwhelmingly female (other than top administrative positions which are lopsidedly male considering the staff ratio), mothers are typically those who go to school accountability and PTA meetings, mothers are typically the ones who pick up/drop off children, and mothers represent the majority of school/family communications. And we are often underestimated.
As we’ll see in the budget cut discussions, mothers will join together when their school is proposed to be closed, when the programs serving their children are proposed to be cut, and when we want our legislators to make decisions that impact the futures of our children.
Make sure you participate in the community budget survey! Go to the link here – http://jeffcoschools.citizenbudget.com/.
Please call Senator Cory Gardner today and ask him to #standup4kids with Senator Michael Bennet and VOTE NO on Betsy DeVos. Our kids deserve better.
This morning his aide said he had not yet made a decision. If one number is busy, try another.