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Inspirational Speech by Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow

April 25, 2022 9:26 AM | Anonymous


So inspiring! In case you missed it... So inspiring! In case you missed it...

In case you missed Michigan state Senator Mallory McMorrow’s incredible and inspiring speech, I am sharing from Yahoo News:

Yahoo News

Michigan state senator hits back at GOP colleague accusing her of 'grooming' kids

by Christopher Wilson, Wed, April 20, 2022

Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow pushed back in a viral speech against the growing trend of Republicans labeling their Democratic opponents as groomers and pedophiles.

McMorrow responded Tuesday morning to accusations made in a fundraising email by Republican state Sen. Lana Theis that her Democratic colleague wanted to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners.”

“I didn’t expect to wake up yesterday to the news that the senator from the 22nd District had, overnight, accused me by name of grooming and sexualizing children in an email fundraising for herself,” McMorrow said at the beginning of her remarks. “So I sat on it for a while wondering: Why me? And then I realized: Because I am the biggest threat to your hollow, hateful scheme. Because you can’t claim that you are targeting marginalized kids in the name of ‘parental rights’ if another parent is standing up to say no.”

Republicans have attempted to position themselves as the party of parental rights, with state legislatures across the country introducing a series of bills targeting the LGBTQ community, with those opposing the legislation being labeled as “groomers.” They’ve also targeted books that discuss race and gender while attempting to make it illegal for parents to seek gender-affirming care for transgender children. Prominent right-wing media figures have focused on anti-LGBTQ attacks in recent weeks.

“So then what?” continued McMorrow. “Then you dehumanize and marginalize me. You say that I’m one of them. You say she’s a groomer, she supports pedophilia, she wants children to believe that they were responsible for slavery and to feel bad about themselves because they’re white.”

McMorrow’s speech has been viewed over 9 million times in the less than 24 hours since she posted it to her Twitter account. During her comments, she talked about growing up being active in the church, working with her mother at a soup kitchen and the civil rights work of Father Ted Hesburgh, the former president of her alma mater, Notre Dame.

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This incredible speech inspired EDW member Jonathan Gragg to challenge “After Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow set the world on fire yesterday, I want to know how we get boots on the ground at the upcoming Edmond Public School Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 6pm to stand up to the hatred and misinformation? I, for one, REFUSE TO BE SILENCED. How do we make this happen? We need to pack the hall. Board of Education monthly meeting. Edmond Public Schools Administration Building.

1001 W Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73003

Let’s support our newest school board members: Courtney Hobgood and Marcus Jones

In case you missed Michigan state Senator Mallory McMorrow’s incredible and inspiring speech, I am sharing from Yahoo News:

Yahoo News

Michigan state senator hits back at GOP colleague accusing her of 'grooming' kids

by Christopher Wilson, Wed, April 20, 2022

Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow pushed back in a viral speech against the growing trend of Republicans labeling their Democratic opponents as groomers and pedophiles.

McMorrow responded Tuesday morning to accusations made in a fundraising email by Republican state Sen. Lana Theis that her Democratic colleague wanted to “groom and sexualize kindergarteners.”

“I didn’t expect to wake up yesterday to the news that the senator from the 22nd District had, overnight, accused me by name of grooming and sexualizing children in an email fundraising for herself,” McMorrow said at the beginning of her remarks. “So I sat on it for a while wondering: Why me? And then I realized: Because I am the biggest threat to your hollow, hateful scheme. Because you can’t claim that you are targeting marginalized kids in the name of ‘parental rights’ if another parent is standing up to say no.”

Republicans have attempted to position themselves as the party of parental rights, with state legislatures across the country introducing a series of bills targeting the LGBTQ community, with those opposing the legislation being labeled as “groomers.” They’ve also targeted books that discuss race and gender while attempting to make it illegal for parents to seek gender-affirming care for transgender children. Prominent right-wing media figures have focused on anti-LGBTQ attacks in recent weeks.

“So then what?” continued McMorrow. “Then you dehumanize and marginalize me. You say that I’m one of them. You say she’s a groomer, she supports pedophilia, she wants children to believe that they were responsible for slavery and to feel bad about themselves because they’re white.”

McMorrow’s speech has been viewed over 9 million times in the less than 24 hours since she posted it to her Twitter account. During her comments, she talked about growing up being active in the church, working with her mother at a soup kitchen and the civil rights work of Father Ted Hesburgh, the former president of her alma mater, Notre Dame.

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This incredible speech inspired EDW member Jonathan Gragg to challenge “After Michigan State Senator Mallory McMorrow set the world on fire yesterday, I want to know how we get boots on the ground at the upcoming Edmond Public School Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 2nd at 6pm to stand up to the hatred and misinformation? I, for one, REFUSE TO BE SILENCED. How do we make this happen? We need to pack the hall. Board of Education monthly meeting. Edmond Public Schools Administration Building.

1001 W Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK 73003

Let’s support our newest school board members: Courtney Hobgood and Marcus Jones

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