Naples, FL—Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Education (DoE) requesting communications and documents related to President Biden’s Executive Order (EO) 14019, titled “Promoting Access to Voting.”
Of particular concern is the DoE’s recently announced plan to prepare a “tool kit of resources and strategies” to be shared with more than 67 million students, designed to fulfill the president’s order to promote voter registration and voter participation.
To date, the DoE has revealed scant detail of the plan to the public, but already significant concerns have been raised that, unbeknownst to parents, potentially improper partisan activity may be directed toward the millions of children that fall under the reach of the DoE.
“This order is a coordinated effort by left-leaning third parties and the Biden administration to use executive power to sidestep Congress and state legislatures in order to federalize elections,” said Chase Martin, Legal Affairs Director at FGA. “What is most troubling is that they have now involved the Department of Education in this highly partisan scheme, with no explanation at all as to what will be included in the ‘tool kit of resources and strategies’ it has promised. The parents of the 67 million children who will be potentially influenced by these resources and strategies deserve to know precisely what this ‘toolkit’ includes. Given the recent order from President Biden’s Department of Justice to the FBI to convene strategy meetings aimed at intimidating parents who speak up at school board meetings, parents have a right to be concerned. Our schools should be teaching children how to think, not what to think. Through our FOIA and investigative efforts, we intend to ensure that is the case.”
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