PODCAST: School Board Candidate Slanders IFI in Shocking Press Release

Written by Laurie Higgins

Illinois Family Institute (IFI) was made aware of a shocking press release issued by BLM activist Tim McGowan who is running for the school board in District 211—the same school district embroiled in a controversy in 2019 when the former superintendent and school board sexually integrated all district locker rooms and bathrooms.

In his press release, Mr. McGowan opposes a slate of three candidates, accusing them of being funded by IFI, accusing us of being a “racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic hate group” whose “dark right-wing money” is “bankrolling candidates’ robocalls” for his opponents. He also accuses IFI of opposing anti-bullying legislation. Wowzer. So many lies and half-truths—so little time.

Let’s start with the facts about our involvement. Illinois Family Action (IFI’s 501c4 sister organization) paid for 1 robocall to conservative voters in the district on behalf of the three mothers who are running for the school board in part because they don’t want co-ed bathrooms and locker rooms. And we sent one email to IFA subscribers in the district. Since McGowan knows that we funded these robocalls, the money isn’t really very dark now, is it?

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