Last weekend, Dr. Karen Siegemund, President of the American Freedom Alliance, hosted an incredible day-long conference detailing the radical left's "Long March through the Institutions." The very next day, she was informed that her contract as a high school math teacher wouldn't be renewed, citing her political views.
One day she's informing about the Long March, and the next, she's a casualty of it.
This independent school in Los Angeles blatantly let Karen go, an excellent and beloved teacher, because she believes in the promise of America and the treasure that is Western Civilization. Don't believe us? This was cited as one of the reasons for letting her go:
"...one of your speeches as the leader of the American Freedom Alliance states: 'Each of us here, believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is OUR heritage, whether we were born here or not.' "
This was deemed to be somehow hostile. Imagine that.
Karen lost her job because she was "teaching while conservative." As many many others have.
How is this happening? How have we allowed it to get this far? The Long March conference on Sunday revealed exactly how. But the time to stop it is NOW.
Friends, Karen is not backing down, she is doubling down. Because what just happened to Karen happens to so many of us, every day, all the time.
We are raising money to help Karen fight back against this injustice.
Karen has made it her mission to fight back against this ongoing persecution. Help Karen use her voice to amplify others who do not have a voice. Let's turn this injustice into a victory for Karen, and for the many like her who are being shunned from institutions based solely on their political views. "Teaching while conservative" - doing ANYTHING while conservative, can't be a reason for their shutting us out.
Your donation will support her fight against this unfair termination, and will contribute to a variety of tactics we’ll be using to put an end to this persecution. What are these tactics? We're exploring them now but ideas include lawfare, creating an organization to support conservative teachers and others shut out from civic space because of our views, documenting other incidents such as Karen's where the excellence of a teacher takes a back seat to the real mission of too many schools: indoctrination and enforcement of groupthink. And donations will, of course, show support to those who are shut out of the civic arena because of their political views that are as basic as a love of America.
Donate and be part of the fight against the persecution, and of the fight FOR freedom.
WHO I AM:
I'm Michael Greer, originally from Santa Barbara, California but have been living in Encino for many years. I'm a long-time friend of Karen's and have worked with her in a number of areas over the years.
In addition, I'm Vice President of the American Freedom Alliance, the organization of which she's President.
UPDATE: We got word not long ago that the one and only Harmeet Dhillon will be representing Karen in her fight against her firing - there's literally nobody better at this than Harmeet, so we're thrilled.
So donations will in large part go to supporting this legal battle. They will also go towards fighting this on other fronts such as educational and cultural ones.
It's clear from the comments, the emails and FB messages that people are outraged at what has happened to Karen, and they recognize that this is a sign of a loss of freedoms here in the US - Karen is one of countless, countless others, and is standing up to this injustice not just for herself but for all of us who are discriminated against because our viewpoints aren't the accepted ones.
Again, thank you so much.
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