Conservative PACs Inject Millions Into Often-Ignored School Board Races
This autumn, a growing number of conservative political action organizations are concentrating their efforts on local school boards as the two major parties battle it out for control of Congress.
They want to take over more school districts in order to fight what they see to be a liberal tide in public education settings like libraries, sports grounds, and even building designs.
Elections for school boards were once thought to be dull affairs with little interest outside of their localities, but last year things heated up as parents voiced their displeasure with epidemic policies.
Right-leaning organizations are pouring millions of dollars into candidates who promise to curtail instruction on problems of race and sexuality, ban offensive literature from public libraries, and reject plans for gender-neutral restrooms or transgender-inclusive sports teams when those concerns wane.
The Democrats have their strategies and have painted Republicans in bad light as those who want to ban books and change the course of history.
At the peak of the Conservative effort is the 1776 Project PAC, which seeks to push against the New York Times’ 1619 that centers on free lesson plans on US slavery and its impacts. A lot of conservatives were elected into office last year and they went on sack superintendents to enact bills for the rights of parents.
After chalking success recently N Texas and Pennsylvania are and spending $2 million on campaign between April and August, the Conservative group is campaigning for a lot more candidates this autumn.
Candidate being supported by group include those from Maryland’s Frederick and Carroll counties, in Bentonville, Arkansas, and 20 candidates across southern Michigan.
Its candidates have performed well in locations that are near to leftist strongholds, as well as winning in cities with significant right-leaning demographics like Philadelphia and Minneapolis. After this November, the organization also plans to expand further.