GA State Rep. Leaves Democrat Party, Says Dems 'Using and Abusing the Black Community'
Georgia State Rep. Mesha Mainor (District 56) announced Tuesday that she is leaving the Democrat party. At the forefront of her reason is something coined “the civil rights issue of our time.” Education is that issue, and Democrats continually oppose education options for those who are most adversely affected by that opposition. Their fight against school choice out of loyalty to teachers’ unions has come at the expense of the success of black students in particular. Mainor has determined that being a card-carrying member of the Democrat party is not worth it, and she will, therefore, register as a Republican.
Her decision was “moral,” not political, she said, adding, “I will NEVER apologize for being a black woman with a mind of my own.” And that mind has caused her to take a hard stand for their education. One would think the party that bills itself as pro-black would truly want black students to succeed, but their actions historically belie that.
According to Breitbart News, the legislator told Fox News Digital she was “crucified” when she took a stand for school choice and for standing against another touchy issue among Democrats: defunding the police.
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“When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice,” she said, “my Democrat colleagues didn’t stand by me.” She said: