1776 Action Launches “Parent Power Pledge” in Key 2023 Gubernatorial Race

As covered by Fox News, we just officially launched our 1776 Parent Power Pledge in the Kentucky gubernatorial race, where it was signed by all three top GOP candidates – Daniel Cameron, Kelly Craft and Ryan Quarles.

We chose Kentucky as it is one of just three gubernatorial races this year, along with Louisiana and Mississippi. In Louisiana and Kentucky specifically, the current Democratic governors have stood in the way of parental rights, and 2023 will offer an opportunity to move in a new direction.

While we don’t yet know who will emerge the winner of Kentucky’s May 16th GOP primary, we do know one thing – in signing our pledge, that candidate will have pledged to take concrete steps to: 

  • Promote a system of thorough and verifiable academic transparency.
  • Oppose efforts to undercut standards of academic achievement or merit.
  • Promote a curriculum which teaches that all children are created equal and have equal moral value under God, our Constitution, and the law.
  • Oppose curriculum that pits students against one another or politicizes civics education by coercing students into partisan political activity.

You can read the full story from Fox News here.

Our previous pledge, the 1776 Pledge, was signed by over 500 candidates across the country and helped to shape the debate in a number of big elections from South Dakota to Virginia (where it was signed by Kristi Noem and Glenn Youngkin, respectively).