Conservatives Urge Every Parent To Attend Their School Board Meetings in Defiance of the FBI

October 13, 2021
Washington, DC

Conservatives are deeply disturbed by the efforts of the Department of Justice to criminalize parental dissent at school board meetings. This is a dangerous and anti-democratic attempt at intimidation that should be vigorously opposed.

The DOJ has recently announced it will direct the FBI to investigate “threats of violence” at school board meetings. The announcement came just days after the National School Boards Association urged the Biden administration to invoke the Patriot Act against concerned parents, as they might be engaged in “domestic terrorism.”

This level of outright authoritarianism must be opposed. Parents not only pay for the instruction taking place in public schools, but as parents, have the right to know how and in what manner their children are being instructed. Those expressions of disagreement and demands for accountability are not only appropriate in a democratic society, but protected under the Constitution.

If Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Biden administration are going to make it their business to ban, demean, and belittle parents and citizens for engaging in protected speech in the institutions funded by their tax dollars, the response from concerned parents must be more speech, not less.

We urge all parents to attend their school board meetings, to use their rights to speak, to request documents under the Freedom of Information Laws, to engage in dialogue with the elected school boards who are there to serve their interests, or merely to be present.

American citizens will not be intimidated in the face of such wildly inappropriate and despotic tactics from the Department of Justice – and in fact, we are now further motivated to peaceably assemble and speak out on behalf of the way our children are being instructed and formed.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III
Distinguished Fellow Emeritus
The Heritage Foundation
Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President, Republic Book Publishers
Kevin Roberts, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Texas Public Policy Foundation
The Honorable Matt Schlapp
American Conservative Union (ACU)
Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.
President and CEO
First Liberty Institute
Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
The Honorable David McIntosh
Club for Growth
Scott T. Parkinson
VP for Government Affairs
Club for Growth
The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.
Former Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General
Myron Ebell
Director, Center for Energy and Environment
Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Advancing American Freedom
L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Wesley Denton
Chief Operating Officer
Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
Tom McClusky
Greenlight Strategies, LLC
Mary Vought
Executive Director
Senate Conservatives Fund
The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)
The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell
Chairman, Constitutional Congress, Inc.
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Lori Roman
American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU)
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President & CEO
Concerned Women for America
Jenny Beth Martin
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund
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Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute
Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)
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Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute
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U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio
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President, Judicial Watch, Inc.
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Family Research Council
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Election Transparency Initiative
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Family Research Council
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Executive Director
American Principles Project
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President and CEO
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Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)
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Reagan Biographer
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NSIC Institute
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Executive Director
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President (2013-2019)
National Religious Broadcasters
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