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Support Equality in Buffalo Public Schools

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Support the Buffalo 6

Lead the Resistance Movement in Buffalo, New York against school privatization, racism, sexism, classism, bullying AND CARL P. PALADINO!

Who are The Buffalo 6? Barbara Seals Nevergold, Sharon Belton-Cottman, Theresa Harris-Tigg, Hope Jay, Jennifer Mecozzi, Paulette Woods who are elected members of the Buffalo, New York Board of Education. They are mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and mentors; they are Women of courage, commitment and character; five are women of color; united in a movement of resistance to protect the children of the Buffalo Public Schools.

The Buffalo 6 have called for the removal of Carl P. Paladino from the Buffalo Board of Education for his willful and unethical violation of his oath of office.

Paladino has a long standing history of publicly divulging confidential information in direct disregard for his legal and ethical obligation to maintain privileged information.

Paladino also has a history of racist and sexist remarks defaming women, including women of color and African American leaders.  In December 2016, a statement he wrote that was published in the Artvoice Magazine generated outrage from citizens across the world. His purported New Year’s wishes included a desire that President Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford (a type of cow) and to see (Michelle Obama) return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.  (Full remarks at


The Buffalo 6 testified at a hearing convened by NYS Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia from June 22nd June 28th in Albany, NY.   And prior to the hearing, in an act of retaliation, Paladino filed a Federal Law Suit against the 6 accusing them of violating his civil rights!  What gall!


Support the Buffalo 6!  Send a message to Commissioner Elia that she MUST REMOVE Carl P. Paladino from the Buffalo School Board; Send a message to Carl P. Paladino that his bullying will not be tolerated!  That his racism will not be tolerated!  That his sexism and classism will not be tolerated!  That his abuse of the children in the Buffalo School District will not be tolerated!  That his attempts to dismantle and privatize the Buffalo School System will not be tolerated!

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