Moms for Liberty named ‘extremist’ by civil rights watchdog

NPR, Odette Yousef, June 7, 2023

The Southern Poverty Law Center labelled a dozen so-called “parental rights” groups as anti-government extremist. These include Moms for Liberty and Purple for Parents (Indiana).

The SPLC report compares Moms for Liberty and similar organizations of today to pro-segregationist parent groups that flourished in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

“They really are seeking to undermine public education holistically and to divide communities.” One tactic they use is to show up to school board meetings with far-right groups (such as the Proud Boys) who explicitly advocate for and/or commit intimidation and violence.