Fairfax County residents have successfully filed a petition to recall school board member Elaine Tholen. More than 5,000 verified signatures were submitted on Monday — only 3,600 were needed. “Our group, sister organizations and thousands and thousands who have signed our petitions agree that the kids and families of Fairfax County deserve better,” said Zia Tompkins, a member of the FCPS Accountability Coalition.
Outside last week’s meeting of the Fairfax County School Board, two rallies were held. One consisted of parents opposed to critical race theory (CRT). The other represented a very different, “woke” point of view. The “woke” rally featured a speaker named Michelle Leete, who fulminated against those who disagreed with her revolutionary worldview: “Let them die. Don’t let these uncomfortable people deter us from our bold march forward.”
Gwendalyn F. Cody, formerly a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, died last week. She was 99 years old. A veteran of the Second World War, Cody will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
In the 1970’s, Cody was actively involved with the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance. After losing a bid for a seat on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Cody was elected to serve as a member of the House of Delegates in the 1980’s.
Last month, the Fairfax GOP announced its “Help Feed Our Troops” initiative. The effort raised $6,294.44, which allowed volunteers to pack 1,464 snack packs into 61 boxes. Every bag of goodies was signed by a volunteer, along with a hand-written message of gratitude. The food was delivered to U.S. troops stationed in D.C. earlier this month by volunteer project manager Chris Addams. To all who donated or helped in any way: THANK YOU!
Citing the “systemic failure” of the status quo, Fairfax GOP Chairman Steve Knotts today demanded that county schools immediately reopen on a full-time, in-person schedule. “The results are in,” Knotts said. “We have seen troubling learning losses and severely detrimental effects on the mental health of students in Fairfax County. Our schools need to reopen — five days a week, for all students — without any further delay”
Busybodies in Fairfax County government recently wanted to limit the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly. This anti-freedom measure was not endorsed by the county planning commission (following a media firestorm and grassroots backlash). However, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors could still revive it.
Board Chairman Jeff McKay (D-Lee) seemed keen on the draft regulations in a statement issued to Fox News.
H.R. 1 represents an unconscionable power grab by the federal government and interferes with the ability of states and their citizens to determine qualifications for voters, to ensure the accuracy of voter registration rolls, to secure the integrity of elections, to participate in the political process, and to determine the district boundary lines for electing their representatives.
H.R. 1 violates both the 1st and 14th Amendments of the Constitution by deterring political free speech and restoring the voting rights of convicted felons.
Patriots in Fairfax County made a difference last night — the planning commission relented and voted to NOT recommend onerous rules limiting the number and size of flags that homeowners can lawfully fly.
Last night’s vote came on the heels of a media firestorm and mounting public outrage against the anti-flag measure.
Chairman Steve Knotts shared the following message with the Fairfax GOP membership on Sunday, January 17:
The Fairfax County Republicans have repeatedly condemned all political violence and do so again in the wake of the attack on the Capitol. We remain grateful supporters of our dedicated law enforcement community and mourn the loss of life, including Officer Brian D. Sicknick and Officer Howard Liebengood, as well as veteran Ashli Babbitt.