On Friday, The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched the “Save Our School Boards” campaign aimed at injecting progressive candidates, and funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars, into school board races across the county to push their radical agenda.
PCCC’s website describes their work as follows:
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (BoldProgressives.org) is a million member grassroots organization building power at the local, state and federal levels. It engages in electoral work and issue advocacy work — fighting on democracy issues and for economic populist priorities like expanding Social Security, Medicare For All, a Green New Deal, student debt cancellation, and Wall Street reform. PCCC has been a proud supporter of Elizabeth Warren since her first run for Senate and was the first national political organization to endorse her for president in the 2020 election.
Adam Green and Stephanie Taylor founded PCCC in 2009, and we’ve been fighting for progressive change ever since.
Some of our issues include:
- Expanding Social Security
- Debt-free college and student debt cancellation
- Medicare for All
- Wall Street reform and accountability
- Stopping surveillance and protecting privacy
- Stopping bad trade deals like TPP
- Free and open Internet
- Paid family leave
Hannah Riddle, director of PCCC’s candidate services, told ABC News that she sees efforts from the right as “really serious and not theoretical threats.”
PCCC will be focusing its efforts in battlegrounds like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as Illinois and Virginia, where several school boards seats will see vacancies, Riddle said.
Riddle said that pushing local races can have an impact on broader voter interest and turnout.
“It’s not only training candidates to run for office this year. But it’s also creating infrastructure that exists locally and allows us to build vertically,” she said. “Local races are going to drag a lot of people out to vote next year.”
The campaign comes as groups like Moms For America have made tremendous strides in working to protect our children and counter the radical agenda in America’s schools.
Moms for American’s mission:
- PROMOTING LOVE OF LIBERTY IN THEIR HOMES
- INTERECT WITH SCHOOL BOARDS
- CREATING RELATIONSHIOPS
- SUPPORTING CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARDS
- FOCUS ON LOCAL RACES
- FIRST FOCUS IS SCHOOL BOARDS IN YOUR COMMUNTIY
You can read more about Moms for America and join their efforts here.
Today we’re launching our national Save Our School Boards campaign, which will support 200+ candidates for school boards across the country and counter right-wing attacks on one of our most vital democratic institutions. https://t.co/i1L2wJ7NSW
— BoldProgressives.org (@BoldProgressive) June 23, 2023
There is not a takeover by the “far-right” of our school boards. What there is is an awakening of parents not happy with the failing public education system. We are stepping up to help save our children and our country. @Moms4Liberty #WakeUp https://t.co/aQKM0KMiFJ
— Janice Danforth (@DanforthJb) June 19, 2023