Meghan Budden’s family was considering moving if their Pennsylvania school district didn’t change course. She normally isn’t politically active, she said, but felt compelled to volunteer when a slate of Democrats launched bids to take back their school board in Central Bucks School District, just north of Philadelphia.

Central Bucks is well known both statewide and nationally for heated board meetings over masks and Pride flags, policies banning certain books and directives to not use students’ preferred names and pronouns. Accusations of discrimination against LGBTQ students have also led to an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

“I couldn’t have my kids in a school district where these kinds of things were happening,” Budden said.

  • @misterundercoat
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    407 months ago

    Don’t let up. We need to turn up every single rinky dink local election and keep denying these fuckheads any scrap of power, no matter how small.

    • Cranakis
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      147 months ago

      We just flipped a city council seat where I live. Feels good 🤗