Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh announced funding a students’ march on Washington DC for anti-gun activism. The question of using public funds for political activism of course raised its head.
The mayor announced providing 60 city buses to carry students for demonstrating against gun ownership laws—a desperate Democratic/leftist political effort—as well as providing free T-shirts. People critical of the role of schools in political campaigns and agenda have already been alarmed by the open and active manipulation of resources by the left to mobilize school-going children/youth in the political realm. Mayor Pugh’s promise of providing city buses for this purpose has further fueled the critics’ annoyance.
BREAKING: Baltimore @MayorPugh50 says the city is organizing 60 free buses to send students to DC for the march against gun violence later this month. Says “let’s show Washington DC that Baltimore matters.” Wants 3,000 city students there. Will be providing lunches and t-shirts. pic.twitter.com/g4QIoS9baA
— Kevin Rector (@RectorSun) March 6, 2018
As Washington Examiner wrote:
But since when have cities become political action committees and their municipal budgets seed money for political organizing? The stunt is irresponsible and borderline abusive.