Moms mobilized by COVID school closures have channeled their energy into politics, and not just by electing officials they agree with — now they're recruiting and running for positions themselves. The group "Moms for Liberty" started in the wake of school closures and grew due to curriculum inclusions on gender and sexuality that many parents were unaware of until they became more involved. 

"Parents realized that this American government does not work well without us," said Tiffany Justice, one of the co-founders of the group. "And while we were busy raising our kids and working, we saw during COVID that elected officials abdicated their authority."

Justice's group held their first annual event in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend to help train, recruit and educate parents who want to get more involved in their local school boards or even run for office themselves. 

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