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ABOUT US

SALEM KEIZER WE STAND TOGETHER

We are a grassroots organization comprised of ordinary, concerned citizens desiring to see kids thrive in an optimal learning environment that nurtures every opportunity for growth and learning.

Our thinking influences our actions. The values and ideologies presently taught in our schools directly correlates with each issue of concern we see in our culture today. We have to attack the root, the opinions and perspectives taught in schools, if we want to create sustainable, positive change in our country. Unless we stand unified, we will not be able to fight the changes that have been seeding our culture the last four decades.

 

We believe in standing strong, but doing so respectfully, rather than resorting to their tactics of shame and mockery. We need to push back with truth to reveal the detrimental impact of their ideas. Because public schools are raising up the next generation of leaders, neighbors, employees and employers, it behooves all of us to take an interest in public education, engaging and taking action when necessary, to ensure the curriculum and ideologies being taught align with the traditional values our country was founded on.

Salem Keizer We Stand Together is a grass roots organization of citizens striving to striving to educate, equip, and encourage our community to respectfully engage with one voice for parent’s rights, educational transparency, equal opportunity, academic excellence, and school choice for every student. 

WHAT WE DID TOGETHER WITH YOU IN 2022

EDUCATIONAL FORUMS & DOCUMENTARY VIEWINGS

●  February: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) & Personal Records Request (PRR) presented by Jeanette Schade, Founder of Build Back Basics in Education & Chief Intelligence Officer at Free Oregon

●  March: Social Justice and Disciplinary Changes presented by Jenny Maguire, former SKPS Behavior Specialist

●  April: Curriculum Changes presented by Beth Freeborn, former SKPS Elementary Principal

○ April 22: “Whose Children Are They?” Documentary

● May: Two School Choice Petition presented by Donna Krietzberg, Attorney, Accountant, & founder of

Education Freedom for Oregon
○ May 22: “Whose Children Are They?” Documentary , with an introduction by Angela Plowhead,

Clinical Psychologist & candidate for Congress, regarding Transgenderism and mental health

●  June: Educational Rights of Parents & Students presented by Beth Jones, Civil Rights Attorney and

Candidate for State Representative

●  “Did You Know?” Breakfast presented by SKWST and CAN

 

ORGANIZED RALLIES

  1. Feb 8, 2022: Supporting Mask Choice on Lancaster Drive (outside the District Office)

  2. Feb 18, 2022: Supporting Mask Choice on Commercial Street (outside Student Services)

  3. April 11, 2022: Protesting SKPS’s New Transgender Policies, in conjunction with Oregon Mom’s Union

    (outside Student Services)

 

MEDIA ENGAGEMENTS

●  KGW Channel 8 on April 22: "The Story" - School Violence & the Waldo Staff letter with Jenny Maguire

●  Fox12 on May 31: interview with Jenny Maguire regarding School Resource Officers (SROs)

●  KYKN ( multiple times) with Casity Troutt, Linda Farrington, Jenny Maguire, & others

●  KSLM (multiple times) with Linda Farrington, Jenny Maguire, & others

●  “Get Real with Rick Dancer” on July 11: Interview with Jenny Maguire

●  May 12, 2022 Casity TV interview with Stan Pulliam, candidate for Oregon Governor

●  Various News Articles about SKWST in Keizer Times, NW Observer, Salem Reporter, Salem Journal, Statesman Journal, Yamhill Advocate, The Iron Patriot, & Epoch Times, reporting on SKWST as an organization, Mask Choice Rallies, Transgender Rally, SKWST’s Response to Transgender Policies, and much more. Examples include:

○  A Tale of Corruption in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

○  Children’s Book on Racism to Remain in SK LIbraries Following Parent Challenge

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Marion County Commissioners’ meetings (Monthly) Food for Thought meetings (monthly)
Salem Leadership Foundation Lunches (monthly) Hope Network Meetings (monthly)

Open Letter to Superintendent Perry regarding Stamped For Kids
School Superintendent Community Survey shared in February (no longer accepting responses) Attended Salem-Creekside Rotary Club’s May meeting

SCHOOL BOARD ENGAGEMENT

●  Filed Complaints advocating for change in District Policies/Procedures

●  Filed Personal Records Requests to expose:

○  Lack of transparency.

○  Potential inappropriate use of money/expenditures

○  Communication between board chair and superintendent

●  Challenged the book, Stamped For Kids, through new district Reconsideration Process

●  Coordinated speakers for School Board Meetings by promoting monthly meetings, recruiting speakers, and

submitting written and oral testimony regarding critical issues such as school safety (or lack thereof), mask choice, transparency, parents rights, civil rights, etc.

 

EXPOSURE & PUBLIC AWARENESS

●  Implicit Bias training for teachers and district staff

●  Waldo Staff Letter regarding classroom chaos and school violence

●  Transgender Policies and Transition Plan

●  Introduction of Gender Pronoun Buttons

●  Inappropriate library books - Stamped For Kids, Gender Queer, etc.

●  Teacher arrested at Judson Middle School for (allegedly) sharing nude photos with a student

●  Anti Trump/Antifa Teacher at Walker Middle School (now on administrative leave)

●  Sprague students (girls) uncomfortable with transgender, biological males using girls restrooms and locker

rooms at will

●  Linda Testified at a custody trial about the School District’s lack of transparency over transgender issues.

 

ESTABLISHED & SUPPORTED COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

●  Hope Network, whose mission is to encourage and empower educators and school staff

●  January 8, 2022: Linda Farringon & Beth Freeborn attended Newberg Rally in support of conservative

school board members

●  January 8, 2022: Jenny Maguire spoke about mask & vaccine requirements at Oregon Mom’s Union in

North Gresham

●  January 17, 2022: Linda Farrington and Beth Freeborn attended Silverton Forum on Education presented by

Parents Rights in Education

●  May 6, 2022: Linda Farrington, Casity Troutt, and Beth Freeborn attended Renew Fundraiser for Simonka House

●  May 20, 2022: Linda Farrington, Beth Freeborn, and Tracey Pratt attended Blue Jean Ball Fundraiser for

The Hundred Acre Academy & Foundation

● May 28, 2022: Anti-Bullying Rally at the Capitol with Vanessa Lynn

STAND WITH US

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