By Assemblyman Kevin Kiley – November 6, 2021
This week’s election in Virginia was about parental choice in schools. While California may be a “bluer” state, our parents are even more motivated. 2022 will be a good year.
One extraordinary sign: A Recall against three school board members has qualified for the ballot in San Francisco thanks to the signatures of tens of thousands of parents – and even SF’s very liberal state senator just announced he’s supporting it.
Meanwhile, thousands of parents are coming to the Capitol on November 15th to rally against Newsom’s K-12 student mandate. It’s been over a month since he bragged California was “the first state in the nation” to impose one. We’re still the only state.
Even other blue states are rejecting the mandate, and a leading infectious disease expert has just withdrawn her support for it. I’m calling on Newsom to do the right thing for once and rescind it immediately.
All of this is fueling a movement of parents unlike we’ve ever seen. By electing leaders who put kids first and passing a school choice initiative for funding to follow the child, this parent revolution can turn California politics on its head in 2022.