Fresh off of their recent victories, a determined group of Virginia parents are hoping to take their campaign for parents’ rights nationwide.
Attention from powerful Republican members of Congress in Washington is already getting them more exposure.
As the Virginia Mercury reports:
The ranking Republican on the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee, Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, told the small crowd of about a dozen participants that the GOP would continue to push for parental rights in the classroom across the U.S., as crucial midterm elections loom in 2022.
Virginia’s election for governor proved that parents want to have more say in what their children are taught in the classroom, Foxx said.
“We’re ready for a new era in education,” Foxx said. “Other people now know what I’ve known for a long time—parents are a force to be reckoned with.”
Participants in the rally, hosted by the conservative Independent Women’s Network, also said they oppose universal pre-K and child care provisions in President Joe Biden’s social safety net package that Congress is set to vote on later this week. They argued that the government is getting too involved in child care.
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