Christian nationalists have promised to “keep bringing this heat” at school board meetings. Public commenters are calling teachers and the LGBTQIA community “perverts,” “groomers,” and “indoctrinators.” People are talking about bathrooms and trans students, opposing bonds/overrides, “leftist” educators, book bans, “critical race theory”… you get the idea.
Here are all the ones coming up where your voice during public comments can make the most difference:
With all meetings, arrive early to take a seat from the opposition. Some meetings may require you make your request to speak before the meeting starts. Speak in support of separation of church and state, equality, and public education.
We're exploring ways to work with partners to train concerned citizens on getting more involved with their school boards — including helping them run for office. If you're interested, fill out the form here.