A coalition of Fairfax County parents, Open FCPS Coalition, submitted a petition with over 8,000 signatures, double the amount needed, to the Fairfax County Circuit Court, asking for the removal of Laura Cohen from the School Board. In response to 8,000 of her constituents seeking her removal, Cohen sent out a fundraising email making false claims that the bi-partisan group has been pushing anti-vaccine and pro-book burning messaging. She even went as far as to say members of the group had been arrested for disorderly conduct. None of these claims are true.
Last night, Thursday, September 23, a brave Fairfax High School mother, Stacy Langton, walked up to the podium at a regular meeting of the Fairfax County School Board, carrying with her two books and printouts from images in the books.
She had watched a Texas school board meeting at which parents read from two books that they had found in their school library…
Local parent-activist Rory Cooper joined Thursday’s Vince Coglianese Show to discuss the grassroots, citizen-led efforts to remove Fairfax County School Board members Elaine Tholen, Laura Jane Cohen, and Abrar Omeish.
After more than 5,000 valid signatures to recall Elaine Tholen were submitted, the case to remove the embattled school board member was dismissed on August 20 — at the request of Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney James Hingely.
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.
SEND A MESSAGE TO OUR RADICAL, OUT-OF-CONTROL SCHOOL BOARD!
WHAT: Sign the petitions to recall school board members Abrar Omeish and Laura Jane Cohen
WHEN: Sunday, 7/11 from 12 noon until 4 PM
WHERE: Greenbriar Town Center (13043 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway)