National Petition to STOP the Criminalization of Concerned Parents
On October 4, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a new initiative to address “harassment, intimidation and threats of violence” against school board members and employees – including but not limited to the creation of a federal task force as well as dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response by law enforcement under the auspices of the FBI.
I OPPOSE THIS BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION OF CONCERNED PARENTS.
Over the past year, thousands of Americans have petitioned their elected officials for a redress of grievances – as is their right, guaranteed by the First Amendment – and they will continue to do so. But today, the Department of Justice is clearly complicit in a coordinated campaign to intimidate American citizens into silence.
Therefore I, the undersigned, demand that the Department of Justice refuse to criminalize the courageous American citizens that advocate on behalf of students!