Submitted by: Robin Agerton, Cumberland County Democratic Committee
It’s critical to accurately report on Moms for Liberty and take the lipstick off the pig. Without the spotlight of responsible media, they continue to brand themselves as a grassroots effort of ordinary moms fighting for parental liberties. According to an analysis by Media Matters for America, Moms for Liberty benefits financially from right-wing funding and ties to traditional Republican political figures.
Broadening their agenda from masking regulations in our schools during a global pandemic to focusing on racism and religion in reading materials provided to students, Moms for Liberty is working to be a force in our communities, deepening divisions among parents and making it more challenging for schools to educate students.
Examples of Moms for Liberty’s efforts include: falsely claiming it stands “against government overreach and intimidation tactics,” while attempting to ban books about Martin Luther King Jr. and Ruby Bridges, offering bounties to encourage people to report on teachers who discuss so-called “divisive concepts” including discrimination based on sex or race, and protesting outside of medical centers that treat transgender patients.
Their Twitter account was suspended for criticizing a California gender-affirming healthcare bill in July 2022. In August 2022, they advocated for separating LGBT students into ‘specialized classes, like for example children with autism, Down Syndrome.’
Moms for Liberty’s primary purpose is to promote animosity, hostility, and malice against persons belonging to a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity which differs from that of the members of the organization.
Do not be taken in by the lipstick on this pig. Moms for Liberty is a hate group.