The Wake County Republican Party is using an inside the Beltline vs. the suburbs message in its latest call to action for this fall's school board elections.
In the latest issue of the Elephant Express on Tuesday, Wake GOP Chairwoman Susan Bryant says that "this is the time for action." She praises the GOP school board majority, arguing they're making sure that resources and programs don't disproportionately go to Raleigh schools inside the I-440 Beltline.
"They are moving forward with a more equitable distribution of resources and programs across the county – not just inside the beltline," Bryant writes. "They have focused on teachers, students, and quality education."
ITB tends to be more Democrat and also has most of Wake's magnet schools.
Bryant also points to the recent Democratic fundraiser for school board candidates and the Wake County Democratic Party convention on Saturday.
"They declared that they must take back our schools. And, they mean it!," Bryant said. "Why else would our governor and two US representatives show up to a local county fundraiser?"
"If you become complacent, if you rest upon our successes of last year, if you cannot persevere in this struggle to keep conservative ideas and values moving forward, how long will it take them to undo our recent successes?" Bryant also writes.