Moms for Liberty


"Moms for Liberty is an American right-wing political organization founded on 2021 that advocates against school curriculums that mention LGBT rights, race and ethnicity, critical race theory, and discrimination, while multiple chapters have also campaigned to ban books that address gender and sexuality from school libraries. The group has also campaigned for LGBT students to be kept separated from straight and cisgender students. The group began by campaigning against COVID-19 protections in schools, including mask and vaccine mandates.
The group is influential within the Republican Party. Many of the group's chapters across the U.S. have forged close ties to right-wing extremist groups, including the Proud Boys and Three Percenters, as well as sovereign citizen, QAnon, and Christian nationalist organizations. In 2023, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks extremists, termed Moms for Liberty a far-right extremist organization.
Moms for Liberty has been criticized for harassment, for deepening divisions among parents, for making students' education more difficult, and for having close ties to the Republican Party rather than being a genuine grassroots effort."


Tom Horne Strikes Alliance With Moms For Liberty Over Flipping Arizona School Boards
"Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne struck an alliance with Moms for Liberty supporters at an East Valley event Thursday evening over what he said was a shared goal: electing conservatives to school boards in 2024 "That's going to be my main occupation for 2024," Horne said." [ . . . ] "The group's stated goals are to advocate for "parental rights" in education, as well as to "stop woke indoctrination." In June, it was added to the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of extremist groups. The Alabama-based civil rights organization called it an “antigovernment organization” that spreads conspiracy theories and uses its "multiple social media platforms to target teachers and school officials, advocate for the abolition of the Department of Education ... and spread hateful imagery and rhetoric against the LGBTQ community."
Sep. 15, 2023
Moms for Liberty erupted into applause when their co-founder said one of their members quoted Hitler in their newsletter. “I stand with that mom!”
Jul. 7, 2023
The above is from the front page of "Moms for Liberty" first newsletter. June 2023
Moms For Liberty Chapter Defends Quoting Hitler In Newsletter
"A Moms for Liberty chapter has apologized after receiving blowback for quoting Hitler in its newsletter, but they still justified using the quotation." [ . . . ] "Moms for Liberty is enjoying newfound influence within the Republican Party. The group has backed bills banning transgender women and girls from playing women’s sports, and encouraged book bans. Their annual summit this year will feature multiple 2024 presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr."
Jun. 22, 2023
Moms For Liberty Spreads Its Anti-LGBTQ+ Hatred To The Northwest
"Just in time for Pride Month, a newly identified anti-LGBTQ+ group has set its sights on the Northwest — with a vengeance. According to data released this month by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Moms For Liberty is now rooted in five Washington counties, with two more in Oregon and another in Montana."
Jun. 15, 2023
Moms For Liberty Among Conservative Groups Named 'Extremist' By Civil Rights Watchdog
"More than two years into a conservative push against teaching about Black history, literature and gender identity in public schools, the Southern Poverty Law Center has concluded that a dozen so-called "parental rights" groups behind the movement are extremist. The civil rights organization particularly focuses on the largest of these, the nonprofit Moms for Liberty, in its annual Year in Hate & Extremism report for 2022, saying that it advances an anti-student inclusion agenda."
Jun. 7, 2023
How Moms For Liberty Is Helping States Pass Vicious Anti-LGBTQ Bills
"Moms for Liberty's ambitious plan to influence legislation, as revealed by internal documents obtained by Media Matters, is proving successful in states across the country. Moms for Liberty is best known for its efforts to loudly overtake and intimidate public schools, but unbeknownst to many the group was terrorizing school boards while simultaneously planting a sophisticated state legislative advocacy infrastructure that it’s now using to strategically attack LGBTQ rights."
Jun. 6, 2023
Moms For Liberty Loses Its Shit Over School Yearbook’s LGBTQ Page
"A Florida high school will dish out refunds after parents and students whined that the yearbook staff went woke and included “inappropriate” LGBTQ+ content in its annual publication. This spring, Lyman High School, part of Seminole County Public Schools, released a 256-page yearbook. Two of those pages spotlighted LGBTQ+ students and highlighted gender identity terms, like “genderfluid” and “nonbinary,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. It was enough to send Seminole County Moms for Liberty Chair Jessica Tillmann into a hissy fit, and she submitted a complaint"
Jun. 5, 2023
Conservative Group Moms For Liberty Claims Joe Biden Is Trying To Turn Kids Trans And Gay
"A prominent member of the conservative parent group Moms for Liberty has claimed that US president Joe Biden, teachers and unions, are working to turn people LGBTQ+. "
May 24, 2023
A Far-Right Moms Group Is Terrorizing Schools In The Name Of Protecting Kids
In late March, Carolyn gave her permission for Tony to start counseling with the group, and Tony felt that there was light at the end of the tunnel. Then, two months later, out of nowhere, his mother revoked her permission. Carolyn tells VICE News she’ll never forget how Tony responded to her ban: “Mom, you just killed me.” Later that day, Tony attempted to die by suicide. Carolyn’s decision didn’t spring out of nowhere: Moms for Liberty, an organization that calls itself a “parental rights group,” had convinced Carolyn that the Rainbow Youth Project was trying to “convince Tony to have his private parts removed and changed.”
Apr. 26, 2023
Yes, I Read The 111-Page Moms For Liberty Book Ban Document
"Book bans are pretty much the worst, and when it comes to the worst of the worst, the 111-page Moms for Liberty BOOK of BOOKS document, which claims to provide parental guidance for controversial children’s books, is beneath the barrel’s bottom, somewhere deep in the sewer, under a layer of crust formed by many, many flushed turds."
Mar. 8, 2023
Here’s How Moms For Liberty Is Lying About Books
"This week across the book banning social media world, a new guidebook to inappropriate books across the state of Iowa has been circulating. This 111 page guidebook, put together by Moms For Liberty in Polk County, reiterates that their quest to remove inappropriate books from schools is not about book banning. Indeed, they use the Stephen King philosophy to suggest that just because they do not want books in schools does not mean that students cannot get them from public libraries (conveniently leaving out their quest to get those books removed in public libraries, too)."
Feb. 3, 2023
Lobby Group Wants LGBTQ+ Kids In Separate Classrooms ‘Like Children With Autism, Down’s Syndrome’
"Earlier this month, an episode of MSNBC’s Field Report with Paola Ramos featured Moms for Liberty Miami president Eulalia Jimenez, who believes COVID vaccines are “poison” and that there are “children being smuggled through underground tunnels for the enjoyment of demons”, as well as other members of her chapter. In one group interview, member Crystal Alonso told Ramos that discussion with pupils about being LGBTQ+ should not be an “open thing in classrooms”, and said she believes queer kids should be confined to “separate classrooms”. “Like for example children with autism, Down’s syndrome, they have to have special IEP [individualized education plan] meetings with a counselor,” she said."
Aug. 20, 2022
Florida Teachers Say They're Being Silenced Amid The Rise Of Moms For Liberty
"members of Moms for Liberty started showing up at school board meetings right after that election “and I had people following me around, following me to my car, following me to my car screaming at me," she said. "I had private investigators following me around, sending death threats to me.” Jenkins said the situation grew out of control in March 2021 when Descovich posted the district’s LGBTQ anti-discrimination guidance to her Facebook page. The guidance, meant to help teachers and administrators navigate LGBTQ issues raised by students, was not new though the district was making updates at the time."
Jul. 19, 2022

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