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August 20, 2021                                                                                                                                             




Karoline Leavitt Signs 1776 Action Pledge, Vows to Fight Liberal Indoctrination In Our School System


HAMPTON, NH - This week, in keeping her commitment to fight Critical Race Theory and demand academic excellence in public schools, Karoline Leavitt became the first candidate for federal office in New Hampshire to sign the 1776 Action Pledge. 1776Action seeks to eradicate Critical Race Theory and other racist ideologies from the public school curriculum. The organization played an extensive role in passing HB 544 in the New Hampshire State Legislature this past year. Adam Waldeck, President of 1776Action, issued the following statement about Karoline's signing of the pledge:


“After 1776 Action’s extensive efforts earlier this year to prevent the spread of divisive, anti-American ideologies in New Hampshire schools by supporting HB 544, we are excited that Karoline is the first candidate for federal office from New Hampshire to sign ‘The 1776 Pledge.’ As a young person, Karoline understands the pervasive influence of Critical Race Theory-inspired curriculum in K-12 classrooms, and she recognizes the urgency of our shared effort to restore honest, patriotic education for future generations. We encourage more candidates and officeholders to follow her example.”


Karoline added, “As a product of New Hampshire's public school system, I am appalled at the actions that far-Left teachers unions, teachers, and administrators are taking to indoctrinate our youth. Our education system sadly lacks patriotism, no longer demands critical thinking skills, and induces monolithic, liberal groupthink. As a young person, I have seen the devastating effect that this agenda had on my generation and continues to have on those younger than me -- and it's one of the many reasons that I am running for Congress. I will continue to demand academic excellence in our schools, and I am proud to be one of the first candidates for Congress in the entire country to sign the 1776 Pledge, which seeks to do just that." 


1776 Action launched in March 2021 to combat anti-American indoctrination in K-12 schools with support from leading public figures like Dr. Ben Carson (a member of President Trump’s 1776Commission) and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. The ‘1776 Pledge’ has been signed by over 200 candidates and public officeholders, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Glenn Youngkin, Republican nominee for Governor of Virginia.