Earlier this year, Alaska launched its first chapter of Moms for Liberty, which is part of a network of more than 300 chapters in 47 states with 120,000 members.
Located in the Mat-Su, the Alaska chapter’s website says it aims to “stand up for parental rights at all levels of government” and “stoke the fires of liberty.”
The national group was founded two years ago by a couple of Florida moms who were fed up with radical public school policies that harmed children and undermined parental rights. They are now working to unite parents across the country who are ready to fight back. The organization has drawn widespread national attention in its efforts to fight the erosion of parental rights and woke policies in libraries and schools throughout the U.S. Its core values are to work as “joyful warriors” in standing for truth, building relationships and empowering others.
In Alaska, Mat-Su’s Moms for Liberty members meet monthly in the Valley to discuss key public policy issues and proposals, review school curriculum, highlight important political races and strategize ways of advancing the group’s larger mission. Members are encouraged to attend local school board and other governmental meetings as issues arise.
Mat-Su Moms for Liberty meets next on Sept. 28. The gathering will include presentations from incumbent Mat-Su School Board members Ole Larson and Kathy McCollum, both of whom are seeking reelection on Nov. 7. The two candidates will share their beliefs and vision for public education, and then the chapter will vote on whether to endorse them.
There is a $25 fee to become a voting member of Mat-Su Mom’s for Liberty, but there is no need to be a member in order to attend meetings. Men are also welcome to join the chapter.
In addition to the upcoming meeting, members are planning to attend the Sept. 14 Library Citizens Advisory Committee, which is slated to meet 5-7 p.m. at the School District Central Office (501 N. Gulkana St., Palmer) to make recommendations to the Mat-Su School Board on several school library books that have been challenged as “indecent” for minors.