_“Minnesota Parents For the Win!” ttps://www.facebook.com/Minnesota-Parents-Alliance-113205727957728 Groups like this exist in every state. Make sure that the group IN YOUR STATE defends TRADITIONAL VALUES Recently a good friend of ours attended a seminar by a group called Minnesota Parents Alliance. Below is the summary of her visit: ----------------------- On Saturday May 7th I attended a School Board Training seminar hosted by Minnesota Parents Alliance, a newly formed 501c3. This seminar was extremely informative and very empowering for anyone who is considering running for your local school board and has no idea what you’re doing, like myself, just a parent with a passion to protect my children willing to step-up and say yes! If you missed out on this training, they are planning to bring a second round of Campaign School in July, so follow their Facebook page for more information and do not miss out! Once they launch their website there will be a plethora of resources and support available for potential candidates to still get full support through the election season and after. During the course of the training seminar we learned all the basics and fundamentals of what a candidate should know who is running for school board; from starting a campaign, filing paperwork, successfully running a campaign, fundraising, legal logistics, resources and vendors available to fundamentals of the role of the school board position. They hosted a panel of currently serving school board members to share advice and field questions. It was also an amazing place to connect and network with other parents on this journey. They provided so many empowering resources, I personally found the “candidate check-list” invaluable as a first time potential candidate. I can simply follow the steps beginning with making the decision to run all the way through to post election follow up and board member training options that Minnesota Parents Alliance will provide ~ stress-free for this busy mom of four. Going forward, Minnesota Parents Alliance has plans to provide bi-weekly cohort strategy support calls for all candidates running for election or parents that are considering this opportunity. On their website they plan to create a database of like-minded parents focused on reclaiming our schools so there will be a central place to network throughout our entire state, a common community to share what is happening within Minnesota schools in hopes to share resources, information & strategies efficiently and effectively. They plan to create the same resource option of networking for newly elected school board members for the same circle of support. They are going to compile a voter-recommendation guide of candidates in each district Minnesota Parent Alliance has supported who are running in the upcoming school board elections. This will provide a valuable resource for community members next election season hoping to know what candidates support traditional values. If you are a parent considering running for school board or you know someone who would be a perfect candidate to encourage, Minnesota Parent Alliance will literally hold your hand, empower, strengthen, educate and support you every step of the journey to reclaiming our schools! Don’t hesitate, reach out to Cristine in**@mi**************.org">at:in**@mi**************.org, or connect through Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Minnesota-Parents-Alliance-113205727957728 and find out how you can get plugged in. As Minnesota Parents Alliance would say “Minnesota Parents For the Win!”, let’s reclaim our schools together! I said YES, I'm hoping other parents will too!