Moms for Liberty Designated an ‘Extremist’ Group by SLPC
The self-described parental advocacy group Moms for Liberty (M4L) – which has played a big role in recent California school board elections and protests – has been designated an “extremist” group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
SPLC describes M4L as “an antigovernment organization.” The group aims to “combat what they consider the ‘woke indoctrination’ of children by advocating for book bans in school libraries and endorsing candidates for public office that align with the group's views. They also use their multiple social media platforms to target teachers and school officials, advocate for the abolition of the Department of Education, advance a conspiracy propaganda, and spread hateful imagery and rhetoric against the LGBTQ community,” according to the SPLC.
The organization has chapters in the counties of Shasta, Lake, Sutter, Yolo, El Dorado, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Luis Obispo, Riverside and San Diego.
A number of M4L-backed candidates have been elected to school boards in the state, including Casey Jeffreys (Placer Union High School District) and Jacqueline Lostritto (Newcastle Elementary School District).
Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice pushed back against SPLC’s extremist label.
"We are a group of moms and dads and grandparents and aunts and uncles, community members that are very concerned about the direction of the country," she told Fox News.
Justice accuses SPLC of using the extremist label to “silence” M4L members.