Get the latest BPR news delivered free to your inbox daily. SIGN UP HERE
Author Suzy Weiss of the New York Post and the Daily Mail has written an intensive piece on the changing political landscape and how angry mothers are running for office and have started a new movement to put an end to mask mandates for children.
Maud Maron, a mother and outspoken opponent of Critical Race Theory, railed against New York Governor Kathy Hochul when she “gets on the screen, talking about how she wants to protect us and keep the masks in schools, she doesn’t have a f***ing mask on her face, and I’m so sick of politicians who take the mask off their face to tell me to put the mask on my children — like how dare you?”
She’s now running for Congress after deciding to take action, according to the New York Post.
“When you shut down my kids’ schools and impose devastating mental-health effects on them — I don’t forgive anyone who did that,” Maron angrily asserted. “This is the year that parents say, ‘You’re either with us or against us.’”
Maron is running in New York’s 12th Congressional District against Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat who has served for nearly 30 years representing both the 12th and 14th districts.
I am running for Congress in NY’s 12th D. There are many reasons why—but making sure our kids get the normal lives they need & deserve RIGHT NOW is one of them. I am not alone! TY to @SnoozyWeiss & @bariweiss for telling our stories. https://t.co/fDQeoCAMFt
— Maud Maron (@MaudMaron) February 8, 2022
(Video Credit: Megyn Kelly)
Natalya Murakhver, an Upper West Side mom of two, listened to Maron at an open-the-schools rally in March 2021 and also decided to take action. She launched #MaskLikeAKid, which advocates for the unmasking of children. Then, in October, Megyn Kelly interviewed Murakhver on her show.
“I was a very liberal Democrat,” Murakhver told Weiss in the opinion piece published by the Post. “Now, my vote is up for grabs to whoever puts kids first.”
(Video Credit: Megyn Kelly)
Another mom named Vanessa Steinkamp, who lives in a Dallas, Texas suburb and is a teacher, mom of three, and a Never-Trump Republican also jumped in when COVID hit. She asserts that everyone forgot the kids and they are the only thing that truly matters.
“Hell hath no fury like an angry mom,” Steinkamp proclaimed. In 2019, she ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the City Council but she’s considering running again.
Weiss went on to explain how angry Mama Bears are on the move to politically take control after being disillusioned by current leaders over mask mandates:
One of Steinkamp’s biggest online allies is Emily Burns, also 45. Burns is a mom of three who studied neuroscience at Rockefeller University. She’s running for Congress, as a Republican, in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, just outside Boston. That seat is now held by Jake Auchincloss, a Democrat who’s the son of Anthony Fauci’s deputy. Auchincloss has held the seat for one year after getting an endorsement by the previous district rep, Joe Kennedy III. So it’s basically Burns vs. The Establishment.
Or rather it’s the Establishment vs. Burns and Julie Hamill, a 39-year-old real-estate lawyer with three sons in Palos Verdes, just south of Los Angeles. She’s suing the local school board over the masks. Margaret Nichols, 45, in Brooklyn, is considering doing the same. Nichols threw a party when Biden won, but now feels partyless. She’s heading up a coalition of parents looking to support candidates in the November elections that will get the masks off.
Roxanne Hoge, 52, a Jamaican immigrant-slash-actor-slash-former California state Assembly candidate also wants a new political class — one that responds to the parents and their kids. Hoge belongs to a group of moms fed up with school policies. They get together on weekends and, over wine and cheese, talk about the politicians’ hypocrisy and their anger.
MA Mask Mandate poll (another….).
Currently 74% saying drop masks EVERYWHERE, in MASKachusetts.
We'll see if our feckless "leaders" will take the hint, and follow the masses. https://t.co/v6JD8znwzE pic.twitter.com/G5vMjXrp4o
— Emily Burns😊 DMs welcome #TeamReality (@Emily_Burns_V) February 8, 2022
That was how a movement was born. These moms pushed to reopen the schools and now they are digging even deeper for answers and accountability.
“The people who were supposed to be protecting our kids,” said Burns, “they all abandoned their responsibility.”
”I’m determined to talk about what we’ve done these past two years, and the criminally bad public policy,” she proclaimed. “I don’t want this to get swept under the rug.”
Nichols stated that “it felt like people were getting even more fearful and restrictive,” even after vaccines rolled out.
“My party, which was about inclusivity and equity, was now about vaccine passports,” Nichols told Weiss. “They went off the rails.”
Maron bluntly charged that Randi Weingarten, who runs one of the most powerful teachers’ unions in the country, “should be put on an island and kept away from people.”
She also stated that Brad Landers, New York City’s comptroller, is “AOC in the body of a white man.”
“I won’t be chased out of my kid’s school board, or a meeting where I’m called a Karen because I say ‘Hey, maybe we should keep the honors math program,’” remarked Maron.
Tonight at bedtime, my 5 year old said “I can’t remember before Covid.” 💔💔 This is their only childhood.
— Maud Maron (@MaudMaron) December 13, 2021
“I’ve seen movements rise and fall,” Maron commented. “Occupy Wall Street was so omnipresent in this city until it was completely gone.”
She plans on being a political force that focuses on issues such as fixing the broken supply chain, supporting the police, and addressing the opioid epidemic. But the kids come first.
“When I saw my 7-year-old’s backpack hanging at the door for months at a time, it broke my heart,” Murakhver recounted. “That’s what started all this.”
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- Kids can ‘paint their faces like drag queens’ before all-ages dance party at Chicago Pride event - May 30, 2023
- Ex-inmate reveals how school shooters and child molesters are ‘tortured’ in prison: ‘Evil finds evil’ - May 30, 2023
- Young Florida teacher found dead in suspected murder-suicide, cops alerted by cries of baby daughter - May 30, 2023
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.