In Case You Missed It: Kleefisch & Wisconsin Parents Fight Back

January 11, 2022

In Case You Missed It: Kleefisch & Wisconsin Parents Fight Back
Kleefisch campaign organizes parents to tell their stories

 

[Waukesha, WI] – Over the weekend, Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Rebecca Kleefisch organized parents to take back control of their kids’ classrooms. On the heels of schools in Madison and Milwaukee moving to virtual-only instruction, Kleefisch heard from parents in every corner of the state – including some who drove six hours just to attend a “Parents Taking Action” event.

 

Read coverage on empowering parents in The Federalist or find excerpts of coverage below.

 

Wisconsin Parents Join National Crusade To Wrestle Their Kids Back From Left-Wing Government Schools

Kylee Zempel

The Federalist

January 11, 2022

 

WAUKESHA, Wis. — The banquet hall buzzed with impassioned chatter as parents, friends, first-time school board candidates, and other locals congregated for a Saturday morning town hall that felt more like a strategy session. After two major public school districts, Milwaukee and Madison, shut down yet again and blamed COVID, parents were fired up.

 

 

Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who’s now running to unseat Democrat Gov. Tony Evers in November, organized the event. Although Kleefisch is in campaign mode, the overarching energy of the gathering wasn’t as much, “Help get me elected,” as it was, “How can we get more of you elected?”

 

“We need more parent activists. This is that important,” Kleefisch said while moderating a panel of concerned moms-turned-activists.

 

One of those moms was Scarlett Johnson, a mother of five who, after discovering the apathy in the Mequon-Thiensville School Board, decided she needed to run for a seat.

 

“We just started paying closer attention,” Johnson said to the room of eager fellow parents. “I hadn’t attended school board meetings. I vote, but I never voted for a school board candidate.”

 

 

Maggie Vinopal, a mom in the Eau Claire school district, has also had enough with the COVID madness, saying school officials are weaponizing Statute 252, a state quarantine law, to punish and quarantine unvaccinated kids.

 

Her healthy seventh-grade daughter has been quarantined four different times for a total of 14 schools days, despite coronavirus posing almost zero risk of severity to healthy children. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to “isolate,” Vinopal told The Federalist. But when students come into contact with a positive case, only the unvaccinated have to “quarantine,” despite the ability of the vaccinated to contract and spread COVID.

 

On the very first day of school, Vinopal’s daughter was seated at the same lunch table as a vaccinated student who later tested positive and had to isolate. While the vaccinated students at the table were allowed to proceed as normal, Vinopal’s daughter was required to quarantine and provide proof of a negative test.

 

 

“We need you to be successful and aggressive,” Kleefisch rallied, encouraging the parents fighting in local races. If the energy in the Waukesha banquet hall was any indication, these parents won’t have any problem with that.

 

Read the full story in The Federalist

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