The Midterm Results That No One Is Talking About
While the battle for control of Congress has dominated the news since last week’s elections, one outcome hasn’t been talked about nearly enough.
Hundreds of school board and superintendent posts were also up for grabs throughout the country, and there was a huge success rate for those who campaigned on parents’ rights and defeating radical indoctrination.
1776 Action played a big role in keeping this issue front and center, in part through our 1776 Pledge which was signed by hundreds of candidates for a wide variety of offices. For example, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem made this issue a centerpiece of her campaign, and in spite of endless attacks from the media, she went on to win re-election by 27 points after only winning by 4 in 2018.
And led by our National Spokeswoman Kathy Barnette, we were proud to host several rallies with key candidates in swing states which were attended by hundreds of parents.
In North Carolina, our rally featured speeches from U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, and a panel of brave parents who’ve been leading this fight in the state. You can see some of the news coverage from WRAL right here.
In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where Kathy Barnette had emerged victorious in this May’s U.S. Senate primary, she received a raucous welcome from the crowd during our election eve rally.
“The battle for our kids is one we cannot lose, and we want to remind people what the woke education establishment is doing to them, and how we can fix it,” said Barnette. “Pennsylvania parents deserve schools that understand that our children belong to us, not to them. From anti-American curriculum to radical gender ideology to blatantly obscene material, our trust is being abused and it’s time for parents to reclaim our voice and our power.”
And just as we did in North Carolina, our Pennsylvania rally also included a panel of activist parents from across the state who shared their own personal experiences, from filing lawsuits over curriculum to running for school board.
The success of so many pro-parent candidates proves that this issue is a winner, and that this movement is bigger than Democrats versus Republicans.
We can’t thank you enough for all your support in making our efforts possible, and we look forward to continuing to fight alongside you moving forward.
And get ready, because there is much, much more to come.