Last year, parents turned to MFI for help when their students were being required to sign a DEI Pledge in order to play high school sports. Requiring such a pledge is unconstitutional compelled speech. That’s why after MFI challenged the MIAA on this, their attorney announced they would not be enforcing their policy. But some coaches apparently didn’t get the message. With a new school year beginning, parents from across the Commonwealth have been reaching out to let us know their school districts are still requiring students to sign or recite the now discredited DEI Pledge put forward by the MIAA last fall. Once again MFI has answered the call for help from parents who want to protect their students’ First Amendment rights. Over the past several weeks, we have contacted school officials from multiple districts and informed them that forcing students to affirm a “pledge” violates their constitutional right to free speech. We are happy to report that in response to our efforts several of the districts we contacted have already backed down from requiring the pledge. While woke activists are pushing CRT/DEI/LGBTQ into every aspect of school life, MFI is first in the fight to protect children in education. That’s why the theme of our banquet this year is First in the Fight. For more than 30 years, MFI has been the first line of defense for MA families, not only safeguarding children in education, but also preserving religious liberty, parental rights, and the sanctity of life.
You don’t want to miss our 31st Annual Fundraising Banquet, October 14th, where you will hear about, and celebrate with us, the hard-won victories we have secured in MA on the issues that matter most.
Our keynote speaker will be Kelly Shackelford, Esq., President and CEO of First Liberty Institute, the largest legal firm in the nation dedicated exclusively to protecting religious freedom for all Americans. Last week we shared a message from him, but just in case you missed it, listen to Kelly as he shares an exciting preview of his keynote address on the future of life and liberty.
We have less than 100 tickets left at this point and will likely sell out again this year, so be sure to reserve your seat today! And please help us spread the word by sharing our banquet invitation with family and friends. Together we can promote a message of hope for the future of our Commonwealth!
For our families,
Andrew Beckwith, President & General Counsel