EmpowerU is Pleased to Present:
How to Run for School Board in Ohio
(Hey We Need You!) This is a Virtual Event Only!
You have 34 Days to Sign Up to Run for School Board in Ohio!
Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Where: This is an online event.
Tom Hach from Free Ohio Now to Join EmpowerU!
This overview training for running for School Board in Ohio is designed to help prospective school board candidates, who want Ohio schools to educate the fundamentals, including reading, writing, math, history, science and critical thinking, run effective campaigns and win!
At this time, there is an effort by some elements in society, including the education establishment, the media, as well as federal, state and local government officials, to impose comprehensive sex education, Critical Race Theory, The 1619 Project and other race-based theories and ideologies into Ohio classrooms starting as early as kindergarten and running through 12 grade and beyond.
Countering the drive to sexualize and ideologically indoctrinate our children is an American Resurgency movement consisting of everyday Ohioans, like you and me, who are engaging with our schools to ensure a balanced and factually substantiated curriculum regarding sex education and American history are being taught.
A movement which ultimately believes our schools should graduate students who are well educated, independent thinkers, seekers of wisdom and who are on their way to being productive fellow citizens.
If we are going to restore our constitutional republic, leaders must rise up to run for school board in order to make a real and lasting difference in what is being taught in Ohio schools. Let us work together to demystify the ‘ins and outs’ of running for school board, and start down the road to relearn our responsibilities for sustaining a self-governing society.
Is this class a “calling” for you? Is this your opportunity to Empower your local School Board? Give a good listen to this class and make your decision.
Chris Hicks from Clermont County and Brendan Shea, State School Board Member, will discuss and go over with us his creative Contract With The District for School Board Members. This is a document, introduced at the last State Board of Education meeting, created to help citizens hold their School Board’s Accountable–for everything. This Contract can also be used as a tool for individuals running for School Board — like you! Chris will be joining our session between 8:00-8:10.
Chris Hicks and Brendan Shea
Tom is the Executive Director of Free Ohio Now, which is a state-wide liberty group Fighting the New Normal. Free Ohio Now has brought Ohioans together throughout the state to push back against growing government and big business tyranny through peaceful protests, rallies and legislative action. Prior to co-founding Free Ohio Now, Tom worked as an IT program manager for many years, and he is also retired from the Navy Reserve after a 21 year career, during which he served in Iraq from 2006 to 2007.
In addition to several volunteer positions, Tom is in his third term as a member of the Board of Education for the Riverside Local School District in Lake County, Ohio. He has a BS in Chemistry from Miami University, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He lives in the Cleveland-area, and enjoys a good cigar once or twice a week!
Chris Hicks is an outspoken government ethics and integrity activist in Clermont County. Mr. Hicks is an independent business consultant who has worked companies such as Samsung, Dell, IBM and SAP (Sybase) on sales and channel growth in over 50 countries. He is a fervent MAGA supporter who is committed to “draining the SWAMP.” Mr. Hicks worked with others to catalyze the “Contract with the District,” a tool to better understand local school board candidates’ positions on key issues facing school boards and to recruit better candidates for the 2021 election.
He lives in Union Township, Clermont County with his wife of 30 years and son who will be a senior at Miami University. Mr. Hicks is active in Clermont County politics: as the Chairman of the Union Township Republican Central Committee and as a member of the Clermont County Republican Executive Committee. He has prevailed in legal cases involving protection of 1st Amendment rights and the Ohio Open Meetings Act. He has been involved with convictions of several elected officials and the termination of several government employees for improper activities. His focus on exposing corruption and unethical behavior has earned him four impeachment votes and one trial within the Republican Party. His HicksWatchdog Facebook page is a well-known source of information on politics in Clermont County.
Brendan Shea was elected to the State Board of Education by the people of the 10th District in November 2020. The 10th District includes Adams, Brown, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Greene, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Madison, Pike, Ross, Scioto and the western portions of Pickaway and Vinton counties.
Hailing from a large family of educators, Brendan believes deeply in the life-changing power of education. He believes education should focus on the good, the true and the beautiful and that children must learn to think critically. As the father of five young children, Brendan knows firsthand the unique challenges families face in raising and educating their children today. He believes parents are the first and primary educators of their children, and he will be a strong voice for both parents and children on the Board.