When I became Chair of the Prince William County School Board, one of my first acts was to propose a change in the non-discrimination policy so that it included “sexual orientation and gender identity” among the protected classes. Under the old policy, students and employees who identified as a member of the LGBTQ community could be treated differently and teachers could be fired for revealing who they truly are. I saw a wrong and I did everything I could to fix it.
On June 21, 2017 the Prince William County School Board adopted a new policy protecting the LGBTQ community. This new policy isn’t just words. It will save lives.
I am proud to have championed this policy and I am even more proud that a group of right-wing Republicans have decided to try to recall me from office for protecting the LGBTQ community. Being quiet is easy. Standing up for those in need is hard. I am proud to stand with my LGBTQ friends and neighbors.