Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley will lead a parenting rights group this week in New Hampshire to oppose gender identity changes in classrooms and share her vision for education.
Haley, the only Republican woman – and mother – in the 2024 contest, will be partnering with Moms for Liberty for a town hall event on Wednesday in Manchester, whose public school system is mired in litigation over allegations it failed to inform parents of their child’s gender changes.
The school system has argued that it has the right to keep this information secret from the parents.
“It’s important for parents to know where all of the presidential candidates stand on issues like weaponizing parents and public school abuse at the expense of parental control,” Tiffany Justice, co-founder of Moms For Liberty, said in a statement that The received mail.
Moms For Liberty, a parent rights activist group, has drawn fierce criticism from the left for its crusade to combat gender ideology in classrooms and its criticism of teachers’ unions.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a left-leaning civil rights organization, has labeled Moms For Liberty a “hate group” due in part to its position on LGBTQ issues and its opposition to measures to suppress COVID-19.
“Hey @SPLCenter we are proud to stand with @Moms4Liberty,” Haley wrote on social media last June. “It is NOT ‘extremist’ to save women’s sport. It is NOT “extremist” to ensure that parents have a say in their children’s education. Labeling a group of patriotic mothers as a “hate group” IS extremist. “
Haley previously spoke at a summit hosted by Moms For Liberty in June in Pennsylvania.
Other GOP heavyweights such as former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, multi-millionaire biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also attended the Pennsylvania summit.
Haley has long been an advocate for transparency in education.
“There’s only one mother running for president, and Nikki will do whatever it takes to fight for the future of our children,” Haley spokesman Ken Farnaso told The Post.
“So this week she’s teaming up with Moms for Liberty co-founder Tiffany Justice in New Hampshire to make the case for putting parents back in charge and making sure teachers educate — not indoctrinate.”
In addition to concerns about parental rights, Haley has advocated for stricter measures to encourage children’s literacy skills, as well as more vocational training.
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), also a presidential candidate from South Carolina, recently instituted his education policy to empower parents and protect children.
Haley enjoyed a surge in poll numbers after the GOP debate on August 23. It has since moved up to fourth place with 6% support Latest RealClearPolitics poll aggregate.