WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Club for Growth Action President David McIntosh published an OpEd in the Washington Examiner on the 2020 election and parental choice in education.
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We deserve a debate on parental school choice
By David McIntosh, Washington Examiner
Since the beginning of the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden made it clear that he was running to the left of former President Barack Obama. On every issue, from taxes to the Green New Deal, Biden has wrapped his arms around the radical leftist wing of the Democratic Party.
And while voters are seemingly more focused on personalities as opposed to policies this election season, there is one stance that could cost Biden and Harris as well as other Democrats the election: opposition to parental school choice.
But with the coronavirus pandemic, school closures, and bureaucrats obviously playing politics at the expense of our children, parental school choice increasingly seems like a good option for more families across the country. And according to polling, it’s an issue that could move a significant number of key voter blocs from Democrat to Republican.
According to Club for Growth PAC polling in Arizona, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, all key swing states, 55% of suburban moms, 52% of all independents, and 54% of Hispanics are more likely to vote against Biden once they learn he has taken the position of closing down schools and denying parents alternatives.
This is the most important issue facing many families right now. Voters deserve a robust and thoughtful debate on parental school choice. Biden and Harris have made their blind support of education bureaucrats clear, putting politics above students. Voters deserve to know.