I’m back from Dallas! The adrenaline that was pumping through me while I was participating in Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform has worn off and wow, am I wiped out! I met some amazing people and many other ‘mom warriors’ out there fighting Common Core.
Those participating included Michelle Malkin, David Barton, Matt Kibbe, Dana Loesch, Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere, Kyle Olson, Katheen Jasper, Shane Vander Hart, Heather Crossin, Emmett McGroarty, Heidi Huber, Josh Breechan, Jenni White, Dr. Terrance Moore, Dr. Jay Spencer, Brian Glicklich, Becky Gerritson, and Ellen Wheeler.
What a whirlwind night it was. If you missed it the replay is July 29th! The event had five panels giving advice and sharing their experiences with fighting Common Core. My panel was Messaging and public relations with Brian Glicklich, Becky Gerritson and Ellen Wheeler. It was really motivating and inspiring to see what they had been doing and what strategies we had that were working and which ones were not. We’ve got an action plan that contains the best of the best from the night. Keep reading!
We received a lot of feed back from the audience and continue to get more. My own email inbox has blown up with folks asking advice and wanting to get connected with other people in their area here in North Carolina. I’ve also heard from parents in other states across the country from me in California If you’ve written to me, tweeted to me or hit me on this blog’s Facebook page — I’m humbled and honored you reached out to me. Please be patient! I’ll get to you, I promise!
Every panel had key action items they tried to get across. The teams were Research and Resources, Grassroots Activism, Politics, Alternative Schooling, Messaging and Public Relations. For my table, Messaging and Public Relations, we wanted to make sure the public had clear take-aways. Above all, we tried to emphasize the use of personal experience and avoid making any political statements. A big piece of the puzzle we covered with polling data that showed
Those key topics we covered were:
- Know the Facts
- Know your audience
- Know your message
- Know your opponent
FreedomWorks has the Action Plan: CommonCoreFails.com
Sign up for free and get access to the action plan, resources and an interactive map that gives details on Common Core legislation by state.
For those who viewed the show from North Carolina, we are winning. Get on over to StopCommonCoreNC.org and get involved. As I mentioned on We Will Not Conform, we have legislation to replace the Common Core signed by the Governor. What we need to do now is make sure the commission being set up has good people on it and that a rebrand isn’t slid in.
This also means watching every move the commission makes, which includes watching Dr. Atkinson, the NC State School Board and moves like this one by our Governor.
We should also watch for the Governor’s appointment to the commission. He gets one appointment and some say he will put Eric Guckian on board. Parents should protest this appointment, should it happen, as Mr. Guckian has clear conflicts of interest.
I hope people who attended realize that you are not alone.
Keep your foot on that gas pedal to stop Common Core, because the fight isn’t over yet.
— Kris the Amazing (@rc_kris) July 22, 2014