The Northern Wake Republican Club says "it's time to fight back" by showing up to support Wake County school board member John Tedesco at tonight's reassignment public hearing at Garner High School.
In this e-mail message today, Heather Losurdo, president of the Northern Wake Republican Club, says she feels disgust and determination after last night's hearing at Southeast Raleigh High. During the meeting, supporters of the old diversity policy ripped into the school board in general and Tedesco in particular.
"I am angry because of the accusations of racism aginst [sic] John Tedesco, subtle as they may be, simply never cease," Losurdo said. "Supporters of the status quo have shown a complete lack of civilty [sic] in this entire debate, even to the point of threatening John Tedesco's livelihood."
Supporters of the old diversity policy have gone after Tedesco more than any of the other board members..
Coincidentally, today is Tedesco's birthday. He turned 36.
Losurdo says "it is time for those of us who support John and the others that we helped get elected, to stand up for them, and do it in a very public way."
The Northern Wake Republican Club endorsed the four school board members who were elected in 2009 and gave them campaign donations.
Losurdo is asking people to arrive at 5 p.m. to register to speak at the door. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. There were a total of 17 speakers who signed up before the online registration period ended.
"Bring some of your friends that feel the way we do, that are fed up with our values being deliberately misrepresented and attacked," Losurdo says.