Watch Community Members Confront Rocky River Ohio Superintendent and School Board about Critical Race Theory on May 20, 2021:
Rocky River School Levy Fails After Teacher Scandal, Unhinged Robo Call Alleging Radical Marxist Takeover
Article By Sam Allard on Wed, May 5, 2021 at 10:06 am
If the dark cloud of a recent teacher scandal hadn't been enough to dissuade voters in Rocky River from passing a new school levy Tuesday, a robocall from regional Tea Party firebrand Tom Zawistowski and his Freedom For All PAC may have done the trick.
The Western suburb rejected the proposed new levy Tuesday, with 53.5% voting against what would have been a 4.9 mil increase, (the equivalent of $171.50 per year in new taxes for each $100,000 of home value). The school district said the increased funds would have paid for school operations, new buses, new technology, classroom materials and ongoing building maintenance.
The chatter in Rocky River, a 95%-white community where the school district is highly ranked, was that the recent inappropriate behavior by teachers at Rocky River High School — the investigation into which culminated in the resignation of five teachers and the retirement of another — might have jeopardized the levy's success. Parents rallied outside the high school during the investigation in March, calling for increased transparency from the administration and school board.
Then Monday, Tom Zawistowski got involved. The Executive Director of the Portage County Tea Party leveled deranged accusations in a robocall paid for by his suspect political action committee. Zawistowski recently made headlines for buying an ad in the Washington Times that called for "limited martial law" so that the military could oversee a redo of the 2020 presidential election.
Monday, he was spouting off about Marxist radicals and Critical Race Theory in a call to Rocky River residents. The message, transcribed below, was unhinged:
The call went on to tell listeners that the school district was counting on voters not showing up to the polls because there was nothing else on the ballot and it urged everyone to vote No on the measure. According to the call, the new levy would pay for radicals to indoctrinate young people with racial animus inspired by the New York Times' 1619 Project.
(Editors Note: Thanks to the donations from WTPC members, on Monday, May 3, 2021 the We the People Convention made calls into 8 school districts in Ohio through our Freedom for All Super PAC as required by law. ALL Eight School Levies were defeated! Click Here to learn how YOU can stop critical race theory and the 1619 Project from being implemented in your schools.)
WTPC President Tom Zawistowski responds to article in Cleveland Scene Magazine Blog:
Thank you for giving our Freedom for All PAC Credit for Defeating the Rocky River School Levy on Tuesday. You are correct, it was our robo call that informed the public about the, to use your word, “unhinged” anti-American and racist policies being implemented by the “woke” administration and teachers in the district which caused real American’s in the district to turn out and defeat the levy.
Unfortunately, you then “leveled deranged accusations” against me and our PAC by quoting the totally discredited and despicable liars at “Snopes”. You should be personally embarrassed, and your formally respectable magazine should be embarrassed, that you got punked by Snopes and NEVER tried to contact me for a response to their obvious hit piece. So, I guess as with all leftist who are too lazy to do their job I will do it for you.
Below you will see my correspondence with Alex Kasprak at Snopes after our Ad ran in the Washington Times. Look at his questions in his email and you decide if they were honestly trying to understand our organization and what we were doing with our Ad or if they just wanted to defame us? Then look at my response and the story you linked to in your article and tell me if I wasn’t right on in describing them and what they were all about.
Shame on you Sam. You need to run a correction to your biased story and you need to be the ones asking if the Rocky River School District is implementing Critical Race Theory or the 1619 Project and find out if that is what the tax payers and parents of Rocky River want! Do your damn job and stop being a loser.
We the People Convention
Begin forwarded message:
From: "TomZ@wethepeopleconvention.org" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Media Inquiry from Snopes.com / Freedom for All PAC and TRZ Communications
Date: December 4, 2020 at 11:47:39 AM EST
To: Alex Kasprak <email@example.com>
Snopes dos not have any “reporters” you are a Socialist/Communist operative and “Snopes” is an anti-American Leftist tool.
All the appropriate paperworks has been filed with the FEC for the Freedom for All PAC and we, unlike you and your partners on the left, actually follow the law and respect the law.
Your inquiry is so predictable and laughable. I am sure you will now proceed to smear me with lies and never once look at what we are proposing with any honesty or integrity because that is who you are as a despicable organization.
Thomas R Zawistowski
We the People Convention
On Dec 4, 2020, at 11:38 AM, Alex Kasprak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hello Mr. Zawistowski,
I am a reporter for Snopes.com writing about the We The People Convention, which is your company, as I understand it. I have a few questions about this organization's finances:
In the 2019-2020 election cycle, We The People Convention donated $15,000 to a PAC named "Freedom For All PAC" as of October 22, 2020. You are the registered officer and treasurer for this PAC, according to the FEC.
During this same 2019-2020 election cycle, this Freedom for All PAC spent $24,609 on services rendered by TRZ Communication Services — a company for which you are the founder and president.
I was wondering, first, what is the purpose of the Freedom For All PAC and why did We The People donate to it?
Second, I was wondering what services TRZ Communication Services provided to the Freedom For All PAC during this election cycle?
Finally, as We The People is still soliciting donations, will any of the donations received after your Washington Examiner advertisement go to organizations owned, operated, or registered to you? How much money has We The People raised since that advertisement?
Our deadline is 5:00 pm ET today,