Dallas Independent School District (DISD) Must Not Be Allowed to Further a Partisan Campaign for Public Office

Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman Calls on DISD to Cancel Blatant Attempt to Help Democrat Candidate

Tomorrow, Democrat candidate Colin Allred is being allowed by the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to use school time and the school grounds at Woodrow Wilson High School in order to further his campaign, register voters, and bring a decidedly partisan message to students.  Local news reports have noted that Mr. Allred will be addressing students during a planned “walkout” during the school day.

Missy Shorey, the Dallas County Republican Party Chairwoman, called on DISD to cancel the invitation to Mr. Allred and pledge to stop using our public schools as a location to further partisan campaigns:

“Regardless of how you feel about different ways to improve school safety and protect our children as they attend our schools, everyone should be able to recognize this event, with Colin Allred as a speaker, is designed to support a specific campaign, a specific party, and drive voter registration for Democrats.  

This should not be allowed during the school day or on public school property.  Tens of thousands of voters across the city would not at all support this use of their tax dollars that go to DISD.

I am calling on DISD to cancel the appearance of Mr. Allred and issue a pledge to not allow partisan campaigning on their campuses in the future.  I strongly urge our school board to take immediate action and stop this blatant attempt to further this Democrat candidate and his voter registration drive.”

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