Some further good news came out of the 2023 elections for Democrats when the vast majority of Moms for “Liberty” (MFL) school board candidates lost in school board elections across the country. All MFL candidates lost in Washington State and Minnesota. Only four MFL candidates out of nineteen won in New Jersey. Out of all the candidates the MFL endorsed in Iowa only one candidate one won. In Iowa’s Linn-Marr School District none of the MFL candidates won.
Iowa State University political science professor Dave Peterson said teachers felt they weren’t being supported, and dragging Iowa schools into culture wars, barring teaching students, and banning books wasn’t popular. Teacher unions stated that these MFL losses showed the MFL and the voters are nowhere near being close on positions.
This is good news but it should also serve as a reminder that we have to pay attention and vote in local races – even if they are supposedly non-partisan. And support Democrats at all levels. Whether they’re running for school board or President.