Americans for Prosperity has kicked off a campaign to back the new Wake County school board majority as the district makes the switch toward neighborhood schools.
The conservative advocacy group sent out an e-mail Wednesday to its supporters praising Tuesday's vote and urging people to contact board members. Also yesterday, the group robocalled voters in the districts of the five majority members urging them to thank the members for voting for the community schools resolution.
"The poor board members had to endure nastiness and hostility, much of it lacking the appropriate decorum, said Dallas Woodhouse, state director of AFP. "It's inappropriate for them to be told they're going to hell or are racists. We want to make sure they hear from our members."
In Wednesday's e-mail message, AFP lays out why then board majority needs to hear from supporters.
"It will be a tough road ahead," Woodhouse writes in the e-mail message. "We need to provide these members support as they work to dismantle the forced busing policy and instead force the Wake County Public School System to educate all children instead of just transporting them."
The robocall thanks the new board members for following through on their campaign pledge for neighborhood schools.
Woodhouse said more things would go out as part of the AFP information campaign.