Pence-Founded Group Launches Major Parents’ Rights Campaign in Iowa

Advancing American Freedom (AAF) today announced a grassroots campaign to combat the Radical Left’s indoctrination of children in Iowa and to empower Iowa parents to make decisions that are best for their children.

“The strength of our nation is tied to the strength of our families, and we cannot stand idly by as the Radical Left attempts to indoctrinate our children behind parents’ backs,” said Advancing American Freedom founder Vice President Mike Pence. “Advancing American Freedom will not rest until parental rights are restored in Iowa and across the nation.”

AAF’s grassroots campaign will consist of educating Iowans on the ongoing efforts by the radical left to strip parents of their rights to guide and protect their children, to indoctrinate children, and to advance their divisive woke agenda. Additionally, AAF will advocate for policies that restore parental rights and protect Iowa’s children through digital ads, rallies and events, and volunteer advocacy efforts.

AAF’s efforts follow a November 2022 amicus brief, filed with 20 other pro-family organizations supporting parental rights in Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District. Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District contends that the Linn-Mar School Board adopted a policy designed to effectuate students’ “gender transition,” keep the Linn-Mar Community School District’s actions secret from the students’ parents, and punish other students who do not use a student’s preferred pronouns when speaking or who voice certain opinions concerning transgender issues. The oral arguments for Parents Defending Education v. Linn-Mar Community School District are set to take place at the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota, on February 15, 2023.