Sarasota County Democratic Party Advisory Addresses Threats Against School Board and Elected Officials

The Sarasota County Democratic Party (SCDP) strongly condemns threats and acts of intimidation against any School Board member, administrator, teacher, or staff member. It should go without saying, but the harassment of ANY elected official, regardless of that person’s ideological or political views, should be strictly out of bounds. We support the Department of Justice investigation announced this week by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland into the disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence directed against school board members, teachers, and workers in our nation’s public schools. The SCDP will continue to work for strong, safe Sarasota public schools that respect equity, inclusion, and diversity.