Parents' Rights Now!

What Is The Value of Elections, Win or Lose?

October 15, 2020 Suzanne Gallagher Season 1 Episode 39
Parents' Rights Now!
What Is The Value of Elections, Win or Lose?
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Parents' Rights Now!
What Is The Value of Elections, Win or Lose?
Oct 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 39
Suzanne Gallagher

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Standing for parents rights in education should be clear, and non-controversial, unless you are a Marxist and think public school teachers and medical professionals should make decisions for, and shape your child's worldview. That’s why my topic today is so concerning. I’ll explain.

Oregon PRIE opened a PAC this election cycle. Because I have run for state legislative office a couple of times, I completely understand the process, but more importantly the need to make the Parents’ Rights In Education Issues relevant, on a legislative level is mandatory. We have to change laws and in order to do that, we have to change lawmakers!

In addition, where better to inform and debate the issue than on the political stage, during the election cycle. And who better to carry the torch than candidates, especially those who have children of their own?  

We crafted a Questionnaire for candidates, and asking them to fill it. Our endorsement follows. Give me a few to share it with you. I am curious what you think. 

OREGON CANDIDATE SURVEY

“Do you support the following? Teachers, counselors, administrators, and school board members shall honor the constitutional and statutory rights of parents/guardians affirming the parent-child relationship?”

“Do you oppose K-12 public schools Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum addressing sexual relations and related activities, designed to challenge or change traditional sexual and gender norms of society? If adopted, CSE shall be an elective.”

“Do you support the following? OPT-IN Policies: School officials shall adopt “OPT-IN” policies to replace “OPT-OUT” policies with respect to student participation in medical, social, family questionnaires and surveys.”

“Do you believe all students shall have the right to have their viewpoints respected, allowed and expressed on an equal basis with other student viewpoints in curriculum and curriculum-related matters.”

“Do you believe the best way to assure the rights of parents/guardians to raise and educate their children according to their sincerely-held values and beliefs is to provide competitive statewide school choice alternatives?”

Several candidates approached us to endorse them during the primary. And several since then. But there are many conservatives who have held back. Do they see this as a hot potato, one they cannot touch? Really? What is not to support?

Oregon Right to Life just published their Voters’ Guide, and many candidates chose to align with that issue, even though Oregon is the only state in America with NO protective pro-life laws. Oregon also legalized abortion before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.

Republican candidates seem to have no problem aligning with the Pro-Life stand and yet, do not believe in Parents’ Rights to direct the education of their children. 

What is the value in elections, win or lose? It’s important to stay engaged in the process, even though we are not so popular. In 2012 I ran for the Oregon Senate against an incumbent Democrat. Voter registration was impossible to overcome. We engaged more volunteers in our campaign than most others. Our campaign was positive and gave hope to the voters who share our views. We raised money and moved the dial in our favor several points and volunteers placed signs everywhere. It was one of the most positive races, ever. And we informed voters!

I am concerned with some candidates’ lack of integrity to stand for what they believe. Where is the integrity in avoiding an issue that will come up later, and require a vote? Next t

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Standing for parents rights in education should be clear, and non-controversial, unless you are a Marxist and think public school teachers and medical professionals should make decisions for, and shape your child's worldview. That’s why my topic today is so concerning. I’ll explain.

Oregon PRIE opened a PAC this election cycle. Because I have run for state legislative office a couple of times, I completely understand the process, but more importantly the need to make the Parents’ Rights In Education Issues relevant, on a legislative level is mandatory. We have to change laws and in order to do that, we have to change lawmakers!

In addition, where better to inform and debate the issue than on the political stage, during the election cycle. And who better to carry the torch than candidates, especially those who have children of their own?  

We crafted a Questionnaire for candidates, and asking them to fill it. Our endorsement follows. Give me a few to share it with you. I am curious what you think. 

OREGON CANDIDATE SURVEY

“Do you support the following? Teachers, counselors, administrators, and school board members shall honor the constitutional and statutory rights of parents/guardians affirming the parent-child relationship?”

“Do you oppose K-12 public schools Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) curriculum addressing sexual relations and related activities, designed to challenge or change traditional sexual and gender norms of society? If adopted, CSE shall be an elective.”

“Do you support the following? OPT-IN Policies: School officials shall adopt “OPT-IN” policies to replace “OPT-OUT” policies with respect to student participation in medical, social, family questionnaires and surveys.”

“Do you believe all students shall have the right to have their viewpoints respected, allowed and expressed on an equal basis with other student viewpoints in curriculum and curriculum-related matters.”

“Do you believe the best way to assure the rights of parents/guardians to raise and educate their children according to their sincerely-held values and beliefs is to provide competitive statewide school choice alternatives?”

Several candidates approached us to endorse them during the primary. And several since then. But there are many conservatives who have held back. Do they see this as a hot potato, one they cannot touch? Really? What is not to support?

Oregon Right to Life just published their Voters’ Guide, and many candidates chose to align with that issue, even though Oregon is the only state in America with NO protective pro-life laws. Oregon also legalized abortion before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling.

Republican candidates seem to have no problem aligning with the Pro-Life stand and yet, do not believe in Parents’ Rights to direct the education of their children. 

What is the value in elections, win or lose? It’s important to stay engaged in the process, even though we are not so popular. In 2012 I ran for the Oregon Senate against an incumbent Democrat. Voter registration was impossible to overcome. We engaged more volunteers in our campaign than most others. Our campaign was positive and gave hope to the voters who share our views. We raised money and moved the dial in our favor several points and volunteers placed signs everywhere. It was one of the most positive races, ever. And we informed voters!

I am concerned with some candidates’ lack of integrity to stand for what they believe. Where is the integrity in avoiding an issue that will come up later, and require a vote? Next t

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