Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual report on “hate and extremism” focuses heavily on Moms for Liberty, whose dossier falsely claims member was “indicted for terroristic threatening” educators.
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The Alabama-based civil rights organization that made its name suing the Ku Klux Klan has put parental rights groups in its sights and for the first time has started tracking the “antigovernment movement” ideology in its annual “Year in Hate & Extremism” reports.
The Southern Poverty Law Center added “reactionary anti-student inclusion groups” to a list of 702 “antigovernment extremism” groups it tracked in 2022, separate from 523 “hate” groups. The organization focused almost exclusively on just one in its annual report published this week: Florida-based Moms for Liberty, far and away the leader in chapters nationwide.
The focus echoes Attorney General Merrick Garland’s 2021 memo pledging to prosecute “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school boards, in response to a plea from the National School Boards Association to crack down on “domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” which critics deemed were actually parent-led protests about curriculum and COVID-19 restrictions. House Republicans recently questioned why Garland has yet to retract the memo.