Anatomy of a character assassination
Attack on Suparna Dutta
RISE OF #REDforED ACTIVISTS
Teachers for United launched as WearRed4PublicEd
Facebook page created - July 9, 2011
Started by teacher Donna Yates Mace against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Nov. 26, 2014: Ed Sec Ann Holton with Surovell and #redfored founder
Connection Newspapers reported:
“Pre-ci-pi-ta-tion at-mo-sphere, pre-ci-pi-ta-tion at-mo-sphere.” Hybla Valley music teacher Carla Okouchi helped fourth grade students count out beats for a cross-discipline lesson on music and weather.
Hybla Valley Elementary School students in Megan Sidari’s (right) second grade class teach Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton (rear left), FCPS School Board Chairman Tammy Derenak Kaufax (rear center) and 44th District Delegate Scott Surovell (rear right) their “Shark Attack” song. Photo by Tim Peterson.
Oct. 25, 2016 - Anne Holton in Las Vegas with Randi Weingarten
The Las Vegas Review Journal published an editorial critical of Randi Weingarten in 2021, featuring a photo of Weingarten with Anne Holton as they participated in a roundtable on higher education at Nevada State College, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Henderson. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
CREATION OF VIRGINIA LEFTIST COALITION
Virginia Grassroots Coalition founded
Twitter handle @VGC4Change describes itself as: “The Virginia Grassroots Coalition was formed in April 2017 and is made up of more than 40+ Indivisible, Swing Left, Huddle, Our Revolution, and other groups.”
As of Feb. 18, 2023, it promoted 239 like-minded “groups working in Virginia.”
It listed 51 groups in “the Coalition.” (Watch for more updates here on the groups.)
31st Street Swing Left
50 Ways Rockbridge
Appalachian Women of Action
Arlington Young Democrats
Defend Democracy! (Former the Resistance Writers)
Dems to Go
Earth Rise Indivisible, Centreville, Va.
Grassroots Coordinating Committee
Hear Our Voice
Hunter Mill Huddle
Indivisible Beyond the Beltway
Indivisible Northern Virginia
Lewinsville Faith in Action
Loudoun Grassroots Coalition, Loudoun County, Va. — “roundtable of communications between grassroots groups in Loudoun”
Mad Enough to Act, Reston, Va. — 8 members: “Small group of progressive women focused on elections.”
New River Valley Indivisible
Peace: Progressives for Equality and Compassion for Everyone
Postcards for North Carolina
Postcards to Swing States, Downers Grove, Il.
Rappahannock County Democratic Committee, Washington, Va.
Sister District DC
Social Innovators for Americans Association
Swing Left VA-10, Great Falls, McLean, Sterling, Va.
Together We Will Virginia
UU The Vote, Vienna, Va.
VA Dems Arlington Blue Families
VA Dems Hunter Mill
Vienna Neighbors United, Vienna, Va.
Virginia Beach Coalition
Virginia Democracy Forward
Virginia Grassroots Coalition
Virginia Justice Democrats
VOCAL Political Action Committee
Vote 2 Power
We of Action Virginia — Established 2016 in Arlington, Va., Twitter: @WofaVA
Welcoming Immigrant Neighbors of Northern Virginia
Westminster Democrats, Lake Ridge, Va.
Feb. 17, 2017-Present – Anne Holton on Virginia Board of Education
Virginia Board of Education – Bio, retrieved Feb. 11, 2023
Appointed to first full term – February 17, 2017
Date of Expiration – June 30, 2021
Reappointed to second full term – July 1, 2021
Date of Expiration – June 30, 2025
Anne Holton was appointed to the Board of Education for a four year term in 2017 by Governor Terry McAuliffe. She was reappointed for a second four year term in 2021 by Governor Ralph Northam.
Anne Holton helped integrate Virginia's schools as a child when her father was Virginia's governor in the early 1970's and has been a champion for public education ever since. Ms. Holton served as Virginia’s Secretary of Education from 2013-2016. She served as First Lady of Virginia from 2006-2010, during which time she worked to reform the foster care system in Virginia. From 1998 to 2005, she served as a Judge on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for the City of Richmond, and was chief judge of the court from 2000 to 2003. Ms. Holton is a professor of education policy at George Mason University, where she served as Interim President in 2019-2020.
Ms. Holton graduated from Princeton University and earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Ms. Holton and her husband, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, live in Richmond, VA. They have three adult children, all of whom attended Richmond Public Schools.
Apr. 26, 2018 – “The Red for Ed Movement, Two Years In”
CUNY’s New Labor Forum wrote about the “Red for Ed Movement,” noting:
Red for Ed has also brought about important changes in the political arena. Perhaps the movement’s most important win has been to change public perceptions of the crisis facing education. Only a few years ago, the mainstream media as well as leading Democrats and Republicans routinely scapegoated educators and championed a billionaire-backed “education reform” agenda, focused on privatization, high-stakes testing, and union busting.
The strike upsurge has succeeded in pushing the national and statewide political conversation in a new direction. Low wages for teachers and the systematic underfunding of schools are now the most commonly cited explanations for public education’s travails. To cite one example, Time magazine went from publishing laudatory cover stories about privatization advocates like Michelle Rhee to running a September 2018 cover story titled “I Have a Master’s Degree, 16 Years of Experience, Work Two Extra Jobs, and Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills. I am a Teacher in America.”
Oct. 3, 2018 – Virginia Beach Education Association: Wear #Red4Ed
Virginia Beach Education Association, the local chapter of the National Education Association, one of the two largest teachers’ unions in the United States, rallied for the #RedForEd movement.
Dec 19, 2018 – Fairfax Federation of Teachers ‘supports Red for Ed’
The Fairfax County Federation of Teachers’ president Tina Williams posted a video with the headline: “FCFT supports Red for Ed.”
The National Educators United website includes a profile on Virginia Educators United at this link, https://www.nationaleducatorsunited.org/statewide-groups.
The profile states:
VIRGINIA EDUCATORS UNITED (VEU)
Virginia Educators United is a grassroots coalition and caucus made of educators, parents, and community members who are fighting to ensure that students have access to highly qualified experienced teachers, improved/healthy educational environments, and fair compensation for all educators throughout the state of Virginia.
Contact Carla Okouchi for more information or to get involved
Website: virginiaeducatorsunited.com | FB Page @virginiaeducatorsunited | FB Group | IG @virginiaeducators | Twitter @red4edVA
The leader was listed as Carla Okouchi, a teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools, according to the school district website at https://terracentrees.fcps.edu/staff/carla-okouchi, retrieved Feb. 11, 2023.
The profile states:
Terra Centre Elementary School
6000 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke VA 22015
Music Teacher, ES
She has a blog:
Jan. 21, 2019 - @Red4EdVA rally in Richmond
#RedForEd promoted a rally in Virginia:
What: The #RedforEd March & Rally
When: Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 11:00 am
Where: Richmond, Virginia. Starts at Monroe Park (620 West Main Street) and finishes at the Virginia State Capitol (1000 Bank Street Street)
Why (from the website):
VIDEO with Karen Corbett Sanders and Randi Weingarten
Jan. 30, 2019 - AFT promoted a #RedForEd march in Virginia
On Jan. 30, 2019, @AFTHQ on YouTube, the union promoted #RedForEd, writing:
The #RedForEd movement has spread to Virginia where educators, parents & students are fighting for funding of their public schools. They're raising their voices and connecting with community to demand the schools our kids deserve. #virginiaeducatorsunited
In a link, https://www.fcft.org/redfored, AFT promotes the #RedForEd movement, stating:
Red for ed
The Grassroots Campaign of #redfored and Virginia Educators United
Red for Ed and Virginia Educators United are grassroots movements started by parents and teachers as a way to stand up for Public Education in the state of Virginia and across America.
Virginia’s overall state support for public schools continues to lag behind levels before the Great Recession. Our state has the highest teacher pay gap, one of the highest level of pre-recession funding cuts, and becoming one of the least successful at procuring funds for at-risk students. This campaign’s goal is to renew and restore struggling public schools in order to improve our communities and the lives of our students, families, and colleagues.
Virginia Educators United, is closely aligned with Red For Ed in the fight for the resources our students need. VEU has outlined five main goals.
Restore full funding for public education.
Improve pay for Virginia teachers and school staff to at least the national average-instead of the bottom tier when compared to all other states.
Recruit and retain high quality and diverse educators.
Help local school districts address infrastructure needs.
Ensure every school has adequate professional support staff (counselors, nurses, social workers)
This is truly a grassroots effort. No one group, individual or organization is doing this alone. This is a collaboration of many stakeholders.
Please join in wearing red on Wednesdays throughout the school year to support fully funding public education.
Here are some key dates:
Wear Red for ED
Jan 10th and every Wednesday for the the remainder of the school year Aft Members and allies across America will wear red that day to show solidarity with UTLA members and their efforts to bargain a contract that is good for students and teachers-one that will strengthen, not destabilize, our public schools.
Feb. 7, 2019 - Progressive Magazine promotes Red4ED
Progressive Magazine published an article about the launch of Red4ED at this link.
March 14, 2019 - SocialistRevolution.org featured #RedForEd work
SocialistRevolution.org featured a former teacher applauding #RedForEd’s work in Arizona, in an article at this link: https://www.socialistrevolution.org/red-for-ed-an-arizona-teachers-experience-in-the-charter-system/.
Following last year’s inspiring wave of victorious teachers’ strikes, West Virginia teachers again took to the picket lines—this time in a political struggle to stop the state’s efforts to privatize education through the spread of charter schools. My own experience as a charter school teacher in Arizona—the “wild west” of education—helped lead me to the ideas of revolutionary socialism, and I’m not the only one.
The former teacher noted the critical role of “socialists” to resist private education, writing:
In the fight against the privatization of education and the spread of charter schools, the growing examples of class struggle can inspire teachers and workers from all sectors of American education—including workers at charter organizations—whose working conditions are under constant attack. It is up to socialists to engage with these struggles with a program that can win over the next generation of class warriors for the revolutionary transformation of society. The real-world experience of life under capitalism is what radicalized me and why I drew the conclusion that, along with a desire to be an educator, fighting for socialism in my lifetime is my calling.
Socialist Revolution lists its purpose at https://socialistrevolution.org/about-us/:
The International Marxist Tendency is a growing organization of workers and youth, with sections around the world, and branches across the US—with many more to come. We fight for the overthrow of capitalism and the establishment of a workers’ government in the United States and across the world, which will require the revolutionary transformation of society.
Based on the ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Trotsky, we are actively building a national organization of trained Marxist cadres to fight in the broader movement for a revolutionary socialist program.
In this epoch of world crisis and revolution, the need to build a far-sighted and committed Marxist leadership for our class has never been more urgent. We are looking for new members to help build stronger branches where we have them, and to help build new ones where we have not yet established a presence.
There is more on SocialistRevolution.org at this link, https://socialistrevolution.org/our-program/:
The capitalist system is at the root of the poverty, racism, instability, violence, and humiliation the exploited and oppressed face every day. To solve these problems, we fight for a workers’ government based on the program below. Join us in the fight for socialist revolution in our lifetime!
April 11, 2019 - Arizona’s #RedForEd
Local media published a timeline on Arizona’s #RedForEd, in a feature at this link.
RISE OF PAKISTAN-ALLIED ANTI-INDIA, ANTI-HINDU HATE
July 21, 2019 – Rafi Ahmed promoted Pakistani political party
Like other Pakistani leaders, former Prime Minister Imran Khan made it a priority to claim the state of Kashmir from India, supporting militant groups engaging in violence across the border.
At 3:41 PM, on Jul 21, 2019, mosque leader Rafi Ahmed promoted Khan’s political party.
Aug. 22, 2019 – Rafi Ahmed: “largest democracy #Indianterrorism”
Rafi Uddin Ahmed @Rafiuddin1963 wrote:
This is so called world largest democracy #Indianterrorism
GROWING POWER OF #REDforED + ANTI-HINDU HATE
2019 - #RedForEd founder named to Virginia Asian Advisory Board
She is listed as a member of the Virginia Asian Advisory Board since 2019 at the website: https://www.vaab.virginia.gov/board-members/, retrieved Feb. 11, 2023. She didn't return a request for comment.
The profile states:
Carla Okouchi was appointed to the Virginia Asian Advisory Board in 2019 for a four-year term and serves as the Chair for the Education Subcommittee.
Carla is a Music Educator and Choral Director in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Over the past two decades, she has served as lead building mentor guiding high school aspiring educators and new music teachers. Within FCPS, she has served on the Equity Stakeholders Committee, Teacher Evaluation Task Force, Fine Arts Coordinator Selection Panel, and the Budget Task Force. She also served on the School Board Human Relations Committee.
Carla is an active member of the National Education Association (NEA) and was recently elected to serve on the Resolutions Committee. She is a member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Caucus, Arts Caucus, and the National Council of Urban Education Association. As an education advocate she co-leads grassroots organizing campaigns that focuses on public education funding at the state and national level.
Carla grew up as a military child residing in multiple states: Hawaii, Alaska, Maryland, and Virginia. After graduating from Auburn University with a Music Education degree, she returned to the school district that inspired her to enter the field of Education. She currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and two school-aged children.
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Dec. 14, 2019 – National Educators United launched officially
On Dec. 14, 2019, the National Educators United organization officially launched, according to its official website at https://www.nationaleducatorsunited.org/about.
The profile states:
NEU was started by a group of educator leaders of statewide activist groups in AZ, CA, IN, KY, NJ, OK, OR, VA, WA, WV, and other states. After launching on December 14th, 2019, we now have thousands of members and our nationwide network is growing fast.
Replace charter schools, education reform, standardized testing, scripted curriculum, and the corporatization of education with fully-funded, democratically operated neighborhood community schools with that center racial equity and social justice
Feb. 12, 2021 – Editorial: ‘Board made the right call on Dar Al-Noor’
Inside Nova editorial supported Rafi Ahmed’s work to expand the Dar Al-Noor mosque on Hoadly Road in Manassas, Va.
We do not hesitate to criticize the Prince William Board of County Supervisors when we think it has gone astray. It is therefore only fair to give the supervisors credit when we think they got something right.
And when it comes to the request from the Dar Al-Noor Community Center to expand its mosque on Hoadly Road, the board got it right.
Although the community debate around the mosque’s expansion may have been unnecessarily contentious – and no meeting should last until 4 o’clock in the morning – the mosque has a well-conceived plan and has taken significant steps to ensure its growth has minimal impact on surrounding neighborhoods.
The mosque’s expansion is ambitious – going from about 12,000 square feet to 88,000 – but will enhance the quality of life for the many residents in our community who worship there and provide new opportunities for schooling and other services. In addition, for years the mosque has been a tremendous community partner – holding, sponsoring and supporting events and other efforts that benefit not just its members but the community at large.
In fact, when InsideNoVa needed a venue for a political debate several years ago, the mosque not only threw open its doors, but went above and beyond – ensuring everyone felt welcome and even providing an unexpected dinner for attendees.
June 25, 2021 — Democratic activists: disinformation webinar
At 19:30 in the webinar, the white presenters spoke about “digital blackface.”
Demcast (https://demcast.com) provided another instructive workshop on social media, Avoiding the Disinformation Rabbit Hole, which focused on recognizing and countering disinformation on social media. Facilitated by Lori Cole (Co-Founder and Director of Strategies) and Jamie Carter (Director of Partnerships) this workshop provided an overview on the mechanics of disinformation (algorithms) and how responses, positive and negative, augment the distribution and impact of disinformation. They reviewed the origins of disinformation and automated and non-person postings (trolls) and included an interactive exercise on how to identify troll-based posting, such as hoaxed events and profiles that lack person information or localized/community content. Interestingly, Demcast pointed out that trolls can appear to project a seemingly credible and more liberal view designed to gain trust/followers and then manipulate their audience by creating doubt or division. Given the large number of Americans, especially youth, who rely on social media as their primary source for news and information, disinformation can be a very effective weapon. Disinformation preys on desires, biases, and behaviors and typically offers a clear, action-oriented message (e.g., stop, combat, save). Demcast offered ways to combat disinformation (do not repeat, ignore, block, report to platform) and guidance on how to create counter messaging with positive tone, accurate and sourced information that appeals to your values and focuses on positive outcomes. They advised against arguments and confrontation. Most importantly, they emphasized the importance of repeating your positive message over and over again, “tell the truth until you are sick of it”.
LINKS -Slides from this workshop - https://networknova.org/wp-content/up...
July 1, 2021 - Present – Anne Holton reappointed to Virginia BOE
Aug. 10, 2021 - CAIR, Rafi Ahmed: “religious tiles” release
CAIR worked with mosque leader Rafi Ahmed to get tiles released for the building of the mosque in Manassas, calling it “Islamophobia.”
May 21, 2021: Criticism of AFT leader Randi Weingarten
The Las Vegas Review Journal published an editorial critical of Randi Weingarten, featuring a photo of Weingarten with Anne Holton.
But last week, Ms. Weingarten reversed course. She called for a return to five-day-a-week in-person instruction next fall. “Conditions have changed,” she said. “We can and we must reopen schools in the fall for in-person teaching, learning and support. And we must keep them open fully and safely five days a week.”
The timing was curious to say the least.
June 16, 2021 - “AF is a thing in Fairfax County”
GROWING ACTIVIST HATE OF PARENTS LIKE SUPARNA
Oct. 12, 2021, 9:49 AM - Activist Vanessa Hall targets Suparna Dutta
Vanessa Hall is a Fairfax County, Va., Democratic political operative who uses the @V_TheClash account to troll for the Democratic Party in Virginia. Ironically, her profile touts her commitment to “truth,” while she led a character assassination against Suparna Dutta.
She continued in a thread:
PARENTS’ RALLY UNKNOWINGLY HIJACKED
Oct. 17, 2021 - Youngkin staff boot America First Foundation activist
At an Oct. 17, 2021, rally, Youngkin staff removed an activist from the America First Foundation, according to an article from Salon.
Oct. 21, 2021 – Parent’s rally in Fairfax County
Oct. 23, 2021 – @FCPSPride: ‘homophobic, white supremacy people’
4 Public Education formed and joined the coalition
@4publicedva is a 501c4 organization
Feb. 11, 2022 - Activist Jorge Torrico: Maligns parents as extremists
At 12:04 PM on Feb. 11, 2022, wrote to a local Democratic organizer @GSchoradt and said:
Note the intended chilling effect these loud exhibitionist protesters cause. Many people that are afraid. Specially since these same protesters have been comfortable coordinating w/ orgs like "America First". IMG from 21-Oct-2021 @ADL info about some AF https://www.adl.org/resources/backgrounder/groyper-army-and-america-first
April 20, 2022 – Youngkin and Council of Muslim Organizations
Rafi Ahmed, who would later go on to smear Suparna Dutta, participated in one of Gov. Youngkin’s first community meetings.
Ahmed sat to the right of Youngkin and stood to his left for a group photo. Other local mosque leaders participated in the meeting.
In his tweet, Rafi Uddin Ahmed @Rafiuddin1963 wrote:
Thank you @GovernorVA @GlennYoungkin Today the leadership of Virginia Council of Muslim Organizations met with Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. We thank Governor Youngkin for keeping his promise of meeting with us regularly
Sept. 2, 2022, 1:35 AM - Jorge Torrico attacks
Sept. 2, 2022, 1:44 AM - Jorge Torrico attacks minority parents
GROWING ANTI-HINDU HATE, ANTI-YOUNGKIN HATE
Sept. 23, 2022, 4:05 AM - “Indian Muslims to Prevent Genocide”
On Sept. 23, 2022, at 4:05 AM, Rafi Ahmed @Rafiuddin1963 posted a tweet, with a poster for an organization, Justice for All, with a dinner fundraiser: “UNITED FOR INDIAN MUSLIMS TO PREVENT GENOCIDE,” on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at 6 PM at the Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park in Falls Church, Va.
#JusticeForAll To purchase tickets: https://give.justiceforall.org/civicrm/event/info?id=22&reset=1…
The speakers included:
Abdul Malik Mujahid, the leader of an organization, Sound Vision, the Burma Task Force and Justice for All;
Rafi Uddin Ahmed, described as Justice for All director of outreach, Dar Al-Noor mosque executive director, Virginia Council of Muslim Organizations chair;
Hena Zuberi, Justice for All director of DC operations, Daily Muslim News anchor, chief editor of Muslim Matters, a media outlet that promotes the fundamentalist Salafi interpretation of Islam.
Sept. 22, 2022 - Wesley Hedgepeth critiques curriculum changes
A Virginia media outlet reported:
But, Wesley Hedgepeth, a Social Studies teacher at the Collegiate School in Henrico County, said "curriculum should not be solely through the lens of those who created and continue to benefit from American cultural institutions."
Sept. 23, 2022 - Vanessa Hall @V_theclash attacked Dutta
At 8:39 AM, Sept. 23, 2022, Vanessa Hall wrote:
She is the much maligned VA Board of Education appointee who wants to rip up Virginia History and ignore pedagogical standards. Her only qualifications for this position were as host of the Educators for Youngkin series and her anti-public education stance.
Sept. 23, 2022, 8:39 AM — Vanessa Hall attacked Dutta again
Dec. 31, 2022 - National Educators United: #2weeks pause
Jan. 13, 2023
Virginia Grassroots Coalition hosted a “Friday Power Lunch” on education issues, with Democratic state senators who would vote against Suparna Dutta after character assassinations by activists included in the “Power Lunch,” including Marianne Burke.
The January 13, 2023, Friday Power Lunch hosted the Virginia Grassroots Coalition’s Press Conference on their priority legislation for the 2023 General Assembly. LUISA BOYARSKI, leader of the Coalition, moderated the press conference. She was joined by Coalition working group members who presented their priority bills to support and oppose. Then SENATOR JENNIFER MCCLELLAN, SENATOR JENNIFER BOYSKO, and DELEGATE SAM RASOUL gave an update on some of the bills they were sponsoring this session and answered questions…MARIANNE BURKE, a member of the Education working group and co-founder and executive team member of 4 Public Education. (https://www.4publiceducation.org) discussed Education legislation.
At 14:36, Burke said activists needed to speak up against the “loud minority” at school board meetings.
Education policy issues were listed at this link: https://www.virginiagrassroots.org/le... •
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2023
At 11:38 AM on Jan. 30, 2023, Red4EdVA @Red4EdVA posted a cryptic message against state board members:
Did you Know? Four of ten currently sitting Board of Education members are anti-public schools advocates?
The posting had 36 Retweets, 8 Quote Tweets and 73 Likes.
The thread started identifying the board members for criticism:
The thread included an attack on Dutta for criticizing the Fairfax County School Board for its anti-Asian changes to the admissions policy at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Suparna Dutta’s term expiration 2024. whose child goes to private school in D.C. and who was part of a disruption of the FCPSSB in March 2022. The woman filming and chanting racist is Dutta.
Jan. 30,2023 -Jorge Torrico with anti-GOP tweets
On Jan. 30, 2023, at 11:48 AM, Jorge Torrico @JorgeATorrico replied to @Red4EdVA with anti-Republican partisanship:
The names and tactics being employed by the @VA_GOP & @GlennYoungkin, as well as the agents he's chosen to further the Massive Resistance 2.0 should be noted and their self-serving monetary gains made known.
A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN SUPARNA + WOKE ARMY
Monday, Jan. 31, 2023
On Jan. 31, 2023, there was clear opposition to Suparna Dutta.
At 8:58 AM, @AsraNomani posted:
Which America is Virginia? An enlightened one in which a brave immigrant mom, Suparna Dutta, is confirmed to the VA Board of Education? Or a racist one in which a notorious anti-Asian troll Vanessa Hall @ V_theclash smears Suparna to block her nomination?
Norma Margulies @MarguliesNorma replied to @AsraNomani, writing:
Suparna is the right person for the VA Board of Education. We should all denounce the bigotry of Vanessa Hall @v_theclash - and her bullying tactics denounced by a young college student in a recent FCPS board meeting. Does @4pubicedva condone Ms. Hall's behavior?
VA Senate Privileges and Elections Committee: 14-0 for Suparna Dutta
On Jan. 31, 2023, lawmakers in the Virginia Senate Privileges and Elections Committee approved Dutta’s nomination 14-0.
SJ 276 Governor; confirming appointments.
01/31/23 Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
YEAS--Spruill, Howell, Deeds, Reeves, Ebbin, Ruff, Peake, McDougle, Surovell, Mason, McClellan, Boysko, Bell, Hackworth--14.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2023 - Fireworks
At a meeting of the Virginia Board of Education, Dutta dared to go toe-to-toe with a board member, Anne Holton, whose husband is Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. Holton reprimanded Suparna for her meeting “hygiene,” an ironic choice of words — and a microaggression, in the words of equity activists — considering the racism against Hindus as a “dirty” faith.
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2023
Vanessa Hall @v_theclash replied to @joemillerjd @AsraNomani and 4 others, disparaging parents:
It is bc Asra is a paid operative for billionaires. She works for IWF/IWN and the Federalist. She is conducting a disinformation campaign on their behalf. This mom told the unvarnished truth at a school board meeting. Our jaws dropped...then we applauded.
Feb. 2, 2022 – VA BOE Business Meeting -
At 9:54 AM, a #RedForEd member wrote against Below now:
On Wednesday, at a business meeting of the Virginia Board of Education, on Feb. 2, 2023, Anne Holton reprimanded Dutta for her meeting “hygiene,” an ironic choice of words — and a microaggression, in the words of equity activists — considering the racism against Hindus as a “dirty” faith.
Sara Johnson-Ward @SaraJohnsonWar1 shared Skip’s tweet and wrote:
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2023, 7:57 AM - Vanessa Hall: ‘crazed’
At 7:57 AM on Feb 3, 2023, Vanessa Hall continued her smears against parents:
Yes, it is. It looks like Suparna Dutta offers the idea that the audience is a bunch of "sheep." BTW, Asra claims the room is with her, but it is just 6 people. No one wants to stand with her, but those who benefit from her crazed stunts.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, 6:01 AM – “Modi the ‘Butcher of Gujarat’
Rafi Ahmed, who soon after lobbied against Dutta, protested India.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023: @FFXIndivisible: Dutta, an ‘operative’
A HIT ON SUPARNA DUTTA AS ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023
10:25 PM - @Red4EdVA: “Suparna Dutta’s rally with America First”
On Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, at 10:25 PM, @Red4EdVA, the official Twitter handle of Virginia Educators Union, which self describes as a socialist organization, posted a defamatory tweet against Dutta, stating:
Tomorrow the VABOE nominees will be debated on the floor. Enjoy some of nominee Suparna Dutta's rally with America First
10:25 PM · Feb 5, 2023·10.1K Views
9 Retweets, 10 Quote Tweets, 21 Likes
VAGrahama @VaGrahama, “Equality Warrior and Social and Political Activist.”
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Enough @graceloum, “Turn #VA10 blue. Virginia by way of Upstate New York.”
Military Mom / History Teacher @Mrs_Wld_History, “Stay-at-home Mom, FCPS Parent, Military/Teacher Spouse. Committed to a better future for all the children of Virginia. All tweets are my intellectual property.” This is an account that has actually been run by a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher, Mark Witzel, accordign to internet records.
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Kathy Beery, M.Ed. @lvstodance - Retired Middle School Teacher and Reading Specialist, parent and Nana. Forever advocate for equitable opportunities for all children.
Another tweet at 10:25 PM · Feb 5, 2023 with 526 Views:
Feb. 5, 2023, 11:08 PM - Vanessa Hall: ‘white nationalism’
Monday, Feb. 6, 2023
4:56 AM – @RobertRigbyJr1 posts image “January 6, 2021”
Robert Rigby Jr @RobertRigbyJr1 wrote, replying to @Red4EdVA:
This is one of the symbols used at the sacking of the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Was this the “rally “ where they spoke of PizzaGate coming to Fairfax School Board (Alex Jones’ InfoWars big lie that led to a man driving from NC to shoot up a DC store)?
7 AM – Vanessa Hall @v_theclash: “Unite the Right rally”
Replying to @RobertRigbyJr1 and @Red4EdVA
For those who cannot see, Suparna Dutta is on the left under the America First flag. Students, parents, and teachers were greeted by the blare of Infowars on a loudspeaker and the America First sigil, reminiscent of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. #VoteNo on Dutta
7:00 AM · Feb 6, 2023·320 Views
Kathy Beery, M.Ed. @lvstodance - Retired Middle School Teacher and Reading Specialist, parent and Nana. Forever advocate for equitable opportunities for all children.
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7:16 AM – Makya Little for Delegate @MakyaLittle
At 8:33 AM · Feb 6, 2023, with 1,410 Views, the tweet got an RT from Juli Briskman @julibriskman
No thanks. #NoToDuta
9:54 AM – Mena Burke – Dutta “disqualified”
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So Republicans want someone like this on our state BOE. This was before a local county school board meeting. Anyone rallying with these folks should be disqualified from serving our communities.
Tomorrow the VABOE nominees will be debated on the floor. Enjoy some of nominee Suparna Dutta's rally with America FirstShow this thread
9:54 AM · Feb 6, 2023·23 Views
Feb. 6, 2023, 10:45 AM – Herndon-Reston Indivisible: campaign
This is the link shared:
11 AM - 12 PM – Raheel Sheikh to Sen. Chap Petersen: No to Dutta
Rafi Ahmed called Sen. Petersen to oppose Dutta’s nomination
2:30 PM – Youngkin administration officials learned of opposition
2:52 PM – @AbigaelAndi to @Red4EdVA; ‘2 AFers’ ‘J6er’
6:18 PM · Feb 6, 2023 – Hamkae Center – “outraged’
Hamkae Center #KnowYourRoots @hamkaecenter wrote:
We're disappointed by the Board’s decision to proceed w/ @VA_Supt's Jan. History SOLs. We're also outraged by some Board members' comments suggesting that the 50+ people who testified last Thursday in support of the Collaborative Standards don't represent everyday Virginians.
Virginia Social Studies Leaders Consortium and 8 others
6:18 PM · Feb 6, 2023 · 2,458 Views
18 Retweets, 4 Quote Tweets, 31 Likes
6:40 PM · Feb 6, 2023 – Norma Margulies: “support Suparna Dutta”
Norma Margulies wrote:
8:14 PM, Feb 6, 2023 – @JorgeATorrico – “attack on public schools”
Tuesday, Feb. 7. 2023
7:33 AM · Feb 7, 2023 – @JorgeATorrico: ‘whitewashed’
I am an immigrant from Bolivia who believes in the American Dream: access to education + hard work, not lies/propaganda. Suparna Dutta wants to maintain OBSTACLES to a whitewashed American Dream. OPPOSE her. @VASenate @VASenateGOP @VASenateDems @ChapPetersen @eltiempolatino
7:33 AM · Feb 7, 2023, published:
She is screaming at all, and says she is the one being intimidated? Let her own video be witness.
7:25 AM - Wesley Hedgepeth shared VirginiaGrassroots.org campaign
At 7:25 AM on Feb 7, 2023, Wesley Hedgepeth @wehedge, president of the National Council for the Social Studies, which had been lobbying for the Northam administration curriculum changes, shared the virginiagrassroots.org campaign and wrote:
URGENT! Please complete this very easy, yet important advocacy step! Urge VA Senators to vote against Confirmation of Suparna Dutta for Board of Education https://virginiagrassroots.org/action-legislation-alt.php?cta=cta-86&fbclid=IwAR0yIyFUfUfB04rdAsbsrurinfIFI5fU9dppEGF46aL1OgEACxbMI4rz4lo… #VAhistory #VirginiaTruth
He had 4 Retweets, 3 Quote Tweets, 6 Likes.
The likes included:
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Feb. 7, 2023, 7:31 AM — @PiperSkip shared the smears
At 7:31 AM, Skip @PiperSkip quote-tweeted a Sept. 23, 2022, tweet of Vanessa Hall, opposed to Dutta’s work on the history standards, stating:
This is NOT the type of leadership that VA public schools need. Vote NO to Suparna Dutta's appointment to the VA BOE!! @VASenateDems @Dunnavant4VA @SenLouiseLucas @SenatorHashmi
At 8:05 AM on Feb. 7, 2023, Katie Sponsler @KatieSponsler wrote:
Virginians! If you’re a constituent of Senators Morrisey or Petersen, make those calls today to tell them to vote no on Dutta’s confirmation. We do not need another anti-public education activist on our BOE! Remind them that @SalimVASenate and @lashrecseaird can replace them!
Tuesday afternoon, far-left activists were lobbying to sabotage Dutta’s nomination with an amendment introduced to the floor of the Virginia Senate — united in this unholy alliance with illiberal religious clerics.
Feb. 7, 2023, 9:32 AM - Forward Albemarle pushed the anti-Dutta hit
At 9:32 AM, on Feb. 7, 2023, Forward Albemarle @4wardAlbemarle wrote:
We need EDUCATORS on the BoE, not extremists. The folks at Virginia Grassroots made it super easy for you to heed this Call to Action. Do it today!
It was another like-minded group in “grassroots” group, according to its profile:
Forward Albemarle advocates for excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion in ACPS. We support public education for ALL.
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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, 6:34 PM
Sen. Hashmi introduced an amendment to strike Dutta’s name but didn’t even say her name, according to the official website link https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?231+amd+SJ276AS:
Line 308, introduced
all of lines 308 and 309
RT from Vanessa Hall group:
SUPARNA DUTTA NOMINATION KILLED
Feb. 7, 2023, 6:41 PM - Vote
The vote, according to the link https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?231+vot+SV0387SJ0276+SJ0276.
SJ 276 Governor; confirming appointments.
floor: 02/07/23 Senate: Amendment by Senator Hashmi agreed to (22-Y 18-N)
YEAS--Barker, Bell, Boysko, Deeds, Ebbin, Edwards, Favola, Hashmi, Howell, Lewis, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, Mason, McClellan, McPike, Morrissey, Petersen, Rouse, Saslaw, Spruill, Surovell--22.
NAYS--Chase, Cosgrove, DeSteph, Dunnavant, Hackworth, Hanger, McDougle, Newman, Norment, Obenshain, Peake, Pillion, Reeves, Ruff, Stanley, Stuart, Suetterlein, Vogel--18.
Feb. 7, 2023, 7:59 PM - Hashmi smear went public
At 7:59 PM on Feb. 7, 2023, the vote was public news, along with Hashmi’s smear of “white supremacist” against Dutta.
Feb. 8, 2023
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 1:48 AM
At 1:48 AM on Feb. 8, 2023, activist and Accenture programmer Jorge Torrico @JorgeATorrico mocked and attacked any defense of Dutta:
@AsraNomani's mad... spent quite some time w/ her coloring markers, taking out her frustration on a perfectly good shirt. Did Suparna Dutta remove her child from the magnet school her @coalitionforTJ is suing? Is she still an FCPS parent? #NotFitforDuty
6:55 AM - Vanessa Hall attacks
At 6:55 AM on Feb, 8, 2023, Vanessa Hall continued her attacks, replying to @VA_GOP @VASenateDems and @GovernorVA, writing:
Suparna Dutta had NO experience or education to be on the VA Board. Additionally, her clear contempt for Virginians, including reknown scholars and parents, who spent 2 years creating the August history standards disqualified her. Virginians are not "defective."
7:39 AM - Anna Bryson
Anna Bryson @AnnaBryson18 wrote:
Senate Dems voted to remove a member from the State Board of Education who, in 2020, led the fight against admissions policies at her son’s high school that aimed to boost Black and Latino enrollment and resulted in fewer Asian Americans being admitted. https://richmond.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/senate-votes-to-strip-youngkin-appointee-to-state-board-of-education/article_ec2a080c-a711-11ed-9c1b-33cf5a66cf66.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share…
7:47 AM - Skip @PiperSkip RT: ‘Dutta…an extremist’
Dutta was an extremist and had no place leading education in VA!! Thank you @VASenateDems for getting the job done and removingher from the board!! 1/
7:52 AM - Wesley Hedgepeth: #ItsGottaGoBalow
At 7:52 AM on Feb 8, 2023, Wesley Hedgepeth @wehedge turned the opposition now to @VASupt Jillian Balow and wrote:
.@GovernorVA and @VA_Supt - you want to give us 132 more standards and ZERO more time to teach them! The massive January draft just isn’t viable and even you know that. #BalowMustDelete #ItsGottaGoBalow #VAhistory #VirginiaTruth #YoungkinsMassiveCurriculum
7:37 PM - W&M law prof repeats “white supremacists” smear
On Feb. 8, 2023, at 7:37 PM, Chris Seaman, a law professor at William and Mary College repeated the “white supremacists” smear about Dutta.
Feb. 9, 2023 – Atif Qarni RT
Feb. 11, 2023
WATCH: Virginia Democrats, including @timkaine's wife @anneholton, slandered an immigrant woman of color as a "white supremacist" because she criticized communism and called the Declaration of Independence and Constitution "remarkable documents."Show this thread