If you live in District 7 (see map), or know folks who do, we need your urgent attention! Chris Brady has decided not to seek reelection to Jefferson County’s 7-person school board and there is a dangerous candidate hoping to fill his seat. We need your help in making sure this does not happen.
Not only are Tammy Stewart’s attitudes dangerous to our non-white students and their families, her views about improving educational outcomes are misguided and proven ineffective.
As evidenced in this screenshot from a recent post where she is seen confusing privilege with hard work and life choices, stating privilege is “politically correct bullkrap,” she’s also been documented making anti-immigrant and anti-teacher comments.
Her comments made headlines when she stated,
“DEMOCRATS WANT TO GIVE ILLEGAL ALIENS EVERYTHING INCLUDING FLYING THEM BACK INTO THIS COUNTRY AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN DEPORTED! MURDERERS RAPISTS AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND PEDOPHILES AND MORE. WHILE THE WHOLE TIME WE THE AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE PAYING FOR THIS! DAAAMMNNN!”
Additional red flags have been raised, from her late entry into the race, to frequent sharing of false news on social media, to the cavalier comments she made about reopening schools stating, “we’re all going to die from something.”
These types of statements are common from candidates who have often been recruited by the tea party and ALEC operatives, with close ties to Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevin, and have a history of predatory ambitions with funds intended for our public schools. We have successfully removed a number of these elected and appointed leaders over the past few years, but must remain vigilant if we hope to keep them at bay.
Wait, there’s good news!
Fortunately, there is an excellent alternative running in this race. Dear JCPS is honored to endorse Sarah Cole McIntosh for District 7. She is an educator and a JCPS parent. She cares about all of our students, knowing that solutions to our current public education crisis come from investing in and supporting our children, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable among us; not by labeling them, denying them resources and defunding our schools.
Vote for Sarah McIntosh for District 7.
Other key Dear JCPS endorsements include:
- Jody Hurt for District 2 and
- YES on the Tax Levy.
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