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Protect Damicka Bates. Her job matters, her life matters, and she has a right to protest.

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Damicka Bates, the incoming principal of Pickerington Elementary and previous Assistant Principal at Tussing Elementary, is under fire for posting a photo of her daughter at a BLM protest next to a chalk drawing that says, “Fuck 12.” She made the post on her PERSONAL account, for her friends, family and others to see, but now an angry mob of parents in Pickerington have begun an uprising, calling for her removal as her actions were “unacceptable.” Mrs. Bates has been very vocal during the Black Lives Matter movement, she has raised a lot of awareness and done all that she can to help make this country a safe place for BIPOC to thrive. She has a right to protest, she has a right to speak her mind, she has a right to post about the protests and she has a right to maintain her job all the while. We are asking that you sign this petition in order to ensure that Damicka Bates will be SAFE in knowing she still has her job within PLSD. This woman does not deserve to lose her job for simply protesting in order to give BIPOC in this country the right to LIVE, the right to simply walk down the road and not be attacked by police or others due to the color of their skin. Damicka Bates should NOT have to apologize and she should NOT have to fear the loss of her job just because the racists within Pickerington don’t like seeing Black people standing up for themselves. 



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