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Conservative Leaders Demand Ed Secretary Cardona Resignation

The conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project just released a Memo for the Movement entitled "Conservatives call on Miguel Cardona to resign his position as United States Secretary of Education."

The open letter was prompted by the revelation that Secretary Cardona had conspired with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to malign parents across the country who have been demanding accountability from their local school board members. According to emails obtained via FOIA request, the NSBA’s letter to the Biden administration last September which compared the actions of concerned parents to “domestic terrorism” was sent at the request of Cardona.


If the NSBA’s letter was indeed crafted at Cardona’s request, this would mean that the DOJ’s action was based on a “crisis” that the Biden administration itself created.


The full text of the “Memo to the Movement” follows:


January 24, 2022

Washington, DC


On January 11th, evidence emerged that Secretary Cardona had conspired with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to malign parents across the country who have been demanding accountability from their local school board members. According to emails obtained via FOIA request, the NSBA’s letter to the Biden administration last September which compared the actions of concerned parents to “domestic terrorism” was sent at the request of Cardona.

Secretary Cardona’s involvement in the conception of this letter is especially alarming considering that it was subsequently used by the Department of Justice to legitimize a new initiative cracking down on vaguely defined “threats” to school boards — and threatening the First Amendment rights of parents to speak freely and petition their government. If the NSBA’s letter was indeed crafted at Cardona’s request, this would mean that the DOJ’s action was based on a “crisis” that the Biden administration itself created.

Parents are not “domestic terrorists.” They have numerous serious reasons to be upset at the way public school officials have acted in recent months, including their unnecessary and harmful closure of schools, implementation of onerous and needless COVID-19 restrictions like student mask mandates, and injection of left-wing propaganda like critical race theory and gender ideology into the classroom. The Biden administration’s vilification of these parents is contemptible.

Given his apparent role in this effort to infringe on the rights of concerned parents, it is clear that Secretary Cardona can no longer credibly lead the U.S. Department of Education nor play a significant role in implementing federal education policy. We call on him to resign immediately.

We also call on Congress to further investigate the origins of the September NSBA letter to ensure any other Biden administration officials who were inappropriately involved are held accountable.


Organizations and titles for identification purposes only:

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Terry Schilling

President

American Principles Project


David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

The Honorable David McIntosh

President

Club for Growth

Thomas E. McClusky

Principal

Greenlight Strategies, LLC


Alfred S. Regnery

President

Republic Book Publishers

Lori Roman

President, ACRU Action Fund

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Star Parker

Founder & CEO

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

David Bozell

President

ForAmerica

Rachel A. Bovard

Senior Director of Policy

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Tom Jones

Co-Founder

American Accountability Foundation

William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

Michael Farris

President & CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Christina Murphy Lusk

President

The Martin Foundation

Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Haley E. Martin

Past President

The Martin Foundation

The Honorable Steve Stockman

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Texas

Robert Chambers

Executive Vice President

AFA Action

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Judson Phillips

Founder

Tea Party Nation

Gary Marx

President

The Concord Fund

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Brian Rogers

President

The Jesse Helms Center

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Law Offices of Jack Park

Floyd Brown

Founder

The Western Journal

Allen J. Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State Representative

Marc Little

Executive Director

CURE America Action, Inc.

Saulius "Saul" Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Augusta H. Petrone

Board Member

Center for Security Policy

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Robert D. Thompson

Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch (1999-2016)

Paavo Ensio

Chairman

Universal Minerals Group

Sean Noble

President

American Encore

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Andresen Blom

President

Hawaiian Values

Dr. Allen Unruh

Founder

National Abstinence Clearinghouse

Melvin Adams

President

Noah Webster Educational Foundation

Richard Wright

Owner

R & S LLC

G. Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

Alan Sears

Founder

Alliance Defending Freedom

Steve Berger

President

ASI

The Honorable Diana Denman

President

The Reagan Legacy Forum

Kelly M. Kullberg

Senior Advisor, American Association of Evangelicals (AAE)

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Ventures

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Anne Schlafly Cori

Chairman

Eagle Forum


Phil Kerpen

President

American Commitment

Peggy Dau

Activist

Nationnet.org

Tim Throckmorton

President

Lifepointe Ministry


The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project (CAP) and Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli, II

Senior Fellow

Center for Renewing America

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Marty Dannenfelser

Director of Governmental Relations

Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

The Honorable Mary Vought

Executive Director

Senate Conservatives Fund

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

Scott T. Parkinson

VP for Government Affairs

Club for Growth

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)

U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)


The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

Andrew Roth

President

State Freedom Caucus Network

Carey Woodruff

Executive Vice-President, Foundation for American Christian Education

Justin Danhof

Executive Vice President, National Center for Public Policy Research

Nancy Schulze

Founder & President

RCW Speakers

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Karen England

President, Capitol Resource Institute & Nevada Family Alliance

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Brigitte Gabriel

Founder and Chairman

ACT For America.org

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Penna Dexter

Co-host

Point of View Radio

Richard Scurry

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

E.C. Sykes

General Partner

Aslan Ventures

Dr. Teryn Bree Clarke

Neurologist

Private Practice

Kristen Waggoner

General Counsel

Alliance Defending Freedom

Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

MRC

Sheryl Kaufman

Board Member

Americans for Limited Government

Don Woodsmall

Interim President

Center for Security Policy

Khadine Ritter

President

Eagle Forum of Ohio

Jay Mount

President

MDS Communications Corporation

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas

Chairman

Conservative Caucus

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Ralph A. Rebandt II

Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate

Ralph Rebandt for Governor- Michigan

Eunie Smith

President Emeritus

Eagle Forum

William W. Pascoe, III

Our Man in Washington

Tea Party Patriots Action

Dr. Virginia Armstrong

National Court Watch Chairman

Eagle forum

Rick Scarborough

President

Recover America

William Shaker

CEO

Washington Marketing Group

The Honorable David Schultheis

Former State Senator

Colorado Legislature

Carolee Adams

President

Eagle Forum of New Jersey

Kielle C. Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation

Dr. Everett Piper

University President

Emeritus

Eaton Hopkins

President

Liberty Surgical, Inc.

The Honorable Scott Walker

President

Young America's Foundation

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Assistant U. S. Attorney General (President Reagan)

Rod Vandenbos

CEO

R2

Tim Macy

Chairman

Gun Owners of America


  • public schools

  • education policy

  • teachers unions

  • school choice

  • school vouchers

  • homeschool

  • private schools

  • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • quality education

  • Charter schools

  • Education Savings Accounts (ESA)

  • National School Boards Association (NSBA)

  • Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

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