Busing in agitators

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:46
  • Written by Jason Scott

Fresno Unified School District trustee Christopher De La Cerda, just published his call for Brooke Ashjian to resign as board president. Brooke Ashjian immediately went onto conservative radio, said no AND the host accused the LGBT community is "busing in agitators".

Brooke Ashjian“My biggest fear in teaching this – which we’re going to do it because it’s the law – but you have kids who are extremely moldable at this stage, and if you start telling them that LGBT is OK and that it’s a way of life, well maybe you just swayed the kid to go that way. It’s so important for parents to teach these Judeo-Christian philosophies.” -Fresno Unified School Board President Brooke Ashjian

We need your help.

We are asking you to call, email or write (details below) Fresno Unified board trustees and demand that Brooke Ashjian be removed as board president. He is toxic to our youth, both gay and straight. Between his obvious contention for the gay community (of which some of his students belong) and his inability to take either ownership for his words OR to learn from them, he has shown himself to be incapable of leading our youth towards the kind of world we all need: an honest, inclusive, and fair one. 

We invite you all to show up on August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm for the school board meeting at 2309 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721. Bring small signs to show your support for his removal or resignation. Be emotionally prepared for anti-LGBT supporters.

We know. You’re tired. You’ve probably spent the last decade fighting about this and thought it was time to rest. Me, too.

But, I really, really don’t want to tell a Fresno child who needs someone to talk to and, because the teachers at his school feel emboldened to share their homophobic views, doesn’t have anyone. I don’t want to tell any kid that. 

rainbow telephoneLastly, as many of you know, the LBGT center has recently closed. LGBT Fresno is stepping up to begin a referral/resource line, but we need to raise $2500 to get it going. This will be an important resource in an area that (while it’s come far) is lacking in LGBT resources. Your donation will provide us with the needed funds to open and maintain the line for one year. The IT provider fees that will allow us to offer multiple volunteers the connection to those who need help and resources. Imagine a teen will be able to call, text, facebook message and get a friendly and helpful reply to connect them to the resources they so desperately need.

Will you please chip in $5, $10, $50, anything you can, to help us make this new resource a reality?

Stand strong. Lean on each other. And keep going forward.

~Jason Scott


Reach out to Fresno Unified School District board
Email:
https://www.fresnounified.org/sites/board/Pages/members.aspx
Postal Mail:
(trustee name), 2309 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721
Call:
(559) 457-3727
Complaint form:
https://www.fresnounified.org/sites/board/cs/forms/Personnel-Complaint-Form-English.pdf
In person:
August 23, at 5:30 pm for the school board meeting at
2309 Tulare St., Fresno, CA 93721 (3 min or less allowed per person)