The Wake County Democratic Party is promoting the words of former school board member Tom Oxholm and comedian Stephen Colbert to bolster their school board candidates.
In a press release today, Wake Democrats point to Monday's N&O op-ed piece by Oxholm in which he criticizes the board majority for trying to implement neighborhood schools. Oxholm, a former Republican turned unaffiliated voter who has given money to Democratic candidates, asks people to "vote Oct. 11 to preserve our school system - it is critical to our future."
The Wake Democrats also point out how Colbert's scathing "Disintegration" segment on Wake schools was played nationally Sunday night on the Primetime Emmy Awards.
"If you agree with Tom Oxholm, that it is time for a change and that this election is critical, then we ask you to volunteer to help our efforts," says Wake Democratic Party Chairman Mack Paul in the press release. "If you are ready to move Wake County forward, and stop the jokes, then head over to http://movingwakeforward.com/ and find out more about our effort."