Voters Want to Empower Parents

What to know: Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Corey DeAngelis says the tide has turned, and even rural Republican voters support empowering parents with school choice.

The TPPF take: The Republican primaries put Texas one step closer to empowering parents.

“While voters still mostly prioritize border security, public safety, and the economy/inflation, school choice became a defining issue of contrast in many contests—especially in the ones where challengers won or pushed incumbents into runoffs,” says TPPF’s Brian Phillips. “With everything going on—pandemic-related school closures, racial and gender indoctrination, inappropriate materials in libraries—perhaps it is an idea whose time has come in Texas.”

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The Best Disinfectant

What to know: This week, the nation celebrates Sunshine Week 2024 to raise awareness about the importance of open government and the public’s right to know. The weeklong celebration runs from March 10-16.

The TPPF take: Sunlight is the best disinfectant and the surest way to promote good government.

“When government officials know their decisions are being watched and their actions scrutinized, then our institutions are more likely to be well-run and trustworthy. When secrecy and opacity prevail, then we should expect just the opposite,” says TPPF’s James Quintero. “Government transparency is a necessary ingredient to a free and open society.”

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Voting Rights and Wrongs

What to know: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland spoke at the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama and said voting rights “are under attack” with requirements such as voter ID.

The TPPF take: Even in a house of worship, Garland is lying about voter integrity.

“Since 2020, Democrats have shown that their threats to election integrity are not empty, and this threat from the nation’s top law enforcement official should concern everyone that cares about security and transparency in our elections,” says TPPF’s Josh Findlay. “The fact that the attorney general wants to fight voter ID laws is particularly concerning.”

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