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Democrat Dark Money and BOEs - Part 1
Is your Board member a political activist?
Time and again we are told, ‘School board races aren’t partisan’. We’ve always known that wasn’t true, but now we have proof.
It seems a web of interconnected non-profits and Democrat PACs are attempting to put their thumb on the scale in this year’s BOE elections.
We started looking into this when we realized that our “friend” Gottesman’s NJ Public Education Coalition (NJPEC) is funded by the Education Truth Project, a ‘dark money’ 501(c)(4) political action committee (PAC) that does not have to disclose its donors (hence the term “dark” money).
Their mission (according to their site):
Education Truth Project is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that works to dissolve misinformation, hate, and a lack of access to public education by electing pro-education leaders, passing pro-education legislation, and fighting for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility throughout our education system.
What’s worse, Gottesman’s organization is comprised of sitting Board members, school librarians, and leaders of other activist groups.
Here’s a sampling:
Rachel Green, Deptford, Board President
Martha Hickson, North Hunterdon, Librarian
Matt Kazmierczak, Education Truth Project, Founder
Danny Lee, Hillsborough, Board Member
Daniella Menendez, Dover, Board President
Lisa Narcise, Mount Olive, Board Member
Noelle O’Donnell, Hunterdon Central, Board Member
When Gottesman isn’t hiding behind trans women at courthouses or being a paper terrorist submitting obnoxious amounts of OPRA requests to school districts, he’s advocating with this organization for the removal of the state board members who voted against removing gender references from schools.
“We have been advising the Governor for months that he needs to reconstitute the Board with more members who share his vision of public education with equity.” Fascist much?
NJPEC also repeatedly lobbies for progressive politics in schools, so there’s probably an ethics violation in here somewhere for the elected Board members serving on NJPEC’s ‘advisory committee’.
A link on NJPEC’s website solicits donations on behalf of Education Truth Project, however, NJPEC isn’t a PAC. The donation platform is powered by the Democrat platform Act Blue.
The group continuously claims to be ‘non-partisan’ and then bashes concerned parents as ‘right-wing extremists’.
Seems like a fun shell game of money. More on the Education Truth Project dark money here.
Stay tuned for our next article, exposing another ‘nonpartisan non-profit’ group improperly influencing Board elections.