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Loudoun County Supervisor Labels Protesting Parents ‘Alt-Right.’ Black, Jewish Parents Fire Back.
STERLING, VA - JULY 17: Juli Briskman, the Democratic nominee for Supervisor of Loudoun County's Algonkian District, takes a phone call in her campaign office as she prepares to door-to-door canvas in her neighborhood on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Sterling, VA. Briskman is the cyclist who was photographed flipping off Trump's presidential motorcade, only to be fired from her job. That got her angry, so she's running for Supervisor in her Virginia district.
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A leftist member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors labeled parents who have banded together to protest the school districts’ attitude toward sexual assault and alleged support of the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools “alt-right,” triggering harsh criticism from Jewish and black parents who are part of the protest movement.

Juli Briskman, a member of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, tweeted on Thursday a thank you to the group Loudoun 4 All “for a factual & thorough debunking of the alt-right FFS petitions. If they want to fight for schools they should support teacher pay increases, more mental health resources and ending the school to prison pipeline.”

Elicia Brand, a Jewish Loudoun County mother who has volunteered with the group Fight for Schools, told Fox News, “As a Jewish American, I am completely offended.  I take that as a personal affront. … I support Ian Prior and everything that he is doing for the schools and the parents in every way.” Prior is the Executive Director of Fight for Schools.

Brand, who founded her own group Army of Parents to support Fight for Schools, added, “I know many people in the Fight for Schools organization and not one of them is alt-right, not one of them is far-right, not one of them is racist.” She slammed Briskman, asserting, “She is putting political ideology and the political agenda before the needs of the citizens of Loudoun County and she owes every one of us an apology.” She concluded, “To call us alt-right is a punch in the gut, a stab in the heart for all parents who fight for their children.”

Joe Mobley, a black father of four, echoed, “I think it’s absurd. It’s an ad-hominem. … Obviously, as a black dude it’s weird to be called a white nationalist.” Fox News added,  “He noted that Briskman launched her political career after publicly ‘flipping off’ the president at the time, Donald Trump.”

Prio chimed in, “Ms. Briskman’s false and defamatory statement is an attack on a diverse coalition of thousands of Loudoun County residents that are utilizing a legal process to remove school board members that have violated the law and their own code of conduct. The best thing Ms. Briskman could do, as an elected official, is publicly retract her statement and cease and desist from regularly attacking her constituents on social media. … But we aren’t holding our breath.”

“On Tuesday, Fight for Schools announced it had collected more than 2,000 signatures to remove the board chair Brenda Sheridan citing reasons including neglect of duty, misuse of office and incompetence in the performance of her duties.  The organization also compiled enough signatures to mount legal challenges to oust three other board members, Board Vice-Chair Atoosa Reaser, Ian Serotkin of the Blue Ridge District, and at-large member Denise Corbo,” The Daily Mail reported.

“The petition effort began earlier this year, after reports emerged that members of a Facebook group called ‘Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County’ had compiled a list of outspoken conservatives and opponents of critical race theory in order to track, hack, and ‘doxx’ them,” Fox News noted.

Some of Briskman’s opinions can be seen below:

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