Worried mums reveal game-changing voting issues: Inflation ‘hits wallets’, education ‘excellence, choice’
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While a recent Fox News poll shows the majority of American mothers feel “extremely” motivated to participate in the upcoming midterm elections, some parents are speaking out on the issues that will decide their votes.
“There’s no shock anymore about the price of things,” Tina Aviles, a Texas mother of seven, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday. “The current policies are hitting my wallet and hitting the wallets of moms across America.”
Aviles said he noticed a change in Americans’ perception of what has caused high inflation for 40 years.
“In my opinion, it’s just bad policy. It’s bad policy,” Aviles continued. “You listen to the so-called experts in economics who say, ‘Oh, inflation? There’s going to be a little bump.’ Oops. A year later, ‘We made a mistake.’ It’s worse than it’s ever been.”
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Other mothers voiced education as a top concern ahead of midterms, ranging from worries about COVID-19 school closures and a lack of alternative school choices.
“They can’t close the schools anymore. They absolutely can’t remask our kids, and there has to be excellence and choice in education,” Sharon McKeeman, a mother of four from California, also said during the interview. from Sunday’s panel.
McKeeman decided to run for a spot on his children’s school board after feeling that educators and leadership were undermining the value of the family unit.
“Mama bears are awake and we’re active, and I’m sure these local elections can really change the trajectory of our nation this year,” McKeeman said. “When our school boards and city councils look different and have different leadership, that will mean that representatives from our capitals will also have to behave differently.”
San Diego mother-of-three Melissa O’Connor has opened up about why she transferred one of her children to a private school due to ever-changing COVID-19 mandates.
“I had to replace my son,” O’Connor said. “In our family, we had a line of what we would tolerate from our local school district and our governor and even our local health officials, and that line was crossed.”
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The San Diego mother further developed the belief that children are under the jurisdiction of their parents, not teachers or school boards.
“We have the final authority to say what’s best for them,” O’Connor added, “and we’re going to assert that authority.”
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