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    John and Jane Does’ Gather for “We Will Not Conform”

    BY Lisa Cummins
    07/25/2014
    Originally Published in Political Cummins and Goings by Lisa Cummins on 7/25/14.

    “Hello, I am John Doe, and I will not conform!” “Hello, I am Lisa Cummins, and I will not conform!”

    If you have ever seen Frank Capra’s movie, Meet John Doe, you most likely caught a glimpse of the power one individual has. On Tuesday, July 22nd, Glenn Beck brought together various individuals from many different backgrounds to make the statement: “We Will Not Conform.” The issue is Common Core, an agenda of taking our children and using them for the benefit of the government and private entities.

    When I started fighting back against Common Core in 2010, I was a lone mom, or so I thought. I was putting in attorney-like hours researching and following leads concerning anyone and anything Common Core related. Months later, I teamed up with Christel Swasey, Alisa Ellis, and Renee Braddy, as well as a handful of other moms. Together we combined our research, traveled the state sharing presentations, meeting with legislators, school board members, teachers, and anyone who would listen and take us seriously.