Updates by Laurie

Urgent last call on tomorrow's Florida School Board meeting!

Urgent last call  Monday AM School Board meeting in West Palm Beach.  

If you aren’t yet registered to speak—there’s still time! If you ARE registered and would like to yield your one minute to PJTN—I am prepared to present a full legal overview to the Board—we will need every minute we can muster to present our PJTN position. 

We need you to add your voice to the demand to permanently remove the Florida "Holocaust-denying Principal" from the state's educational system.

What can you still do?

  • Show up in person tomorrow — on Monday, Nov. 2nd and join me at the school board meeting in West Palm BeachYou must be there by 8:00 AM ET if you wish to register to speak! If you would be available and would like to reserve 1 minute of podium time before the Board to express your support of William Latson’s dismissal, please email me today at [email protected]. PJTN is compiling a list of “Watchmen” who will come in person and speak to the Board.
  • Send a Sunday Email to the Board. You can still send an advance email to [email protected] that will reach all seven members of the Palm Beach County School Board. 
  • Show up to show your support—with signs! Those who don’t pre-register to attend the actual Board Meeting can still show support to local media and citizens with a street rally. The meeting will be held in the board room at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.
SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND LATSON'S REMOVAL

This is our last public forum meeting in which PJTN can add our voice of concern and outrage over the reinstatement of William Latson, who incurred international scorn from his position as principal at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton for his refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust as a historical event. The story reached worldwide attention, led in great part by a press campaign launched by PJTN demanding his immediate removal. My exact quote at the time for media: “This anti-Semite should not be allowed anywhere near a school—PJTN is calling for his immediate removal, not reassignment!” He was officially terminated by school system officials last October.

Please respond to this email today at [email protected] and let me know PJTN can count on you to help us deliver a resounding “NO!” to Holocaust denial tomorrow AM in Florida. I need your support!

Blessings,

Laurie


ACTION ALERT: Join PJTN at Monday rally in South Florida

As part of PJTN’s ongoing “Taking Back America’s Children” campaign, we are staging a live rally this coming MondayNovember 2nd in West Palm Beach, Florida, to speak out against the re-assignment of the Holocaust-denying principal, William Latson, within the Florida school system. I will be speaking before the Board of Education and I am calling on PJTN Watchmen nationally to add your voice to my message—“he has to go!”

We need you to add your voice to the demand to permanently remove the Florida "Holocaust-denying principal" from the state's educational system!

What can you do? 

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND LATSON'S REMOVAL
  •  If you are in Florida, show up in person on Monday, Nov. 2nd and join me at the school board meeting in West Palm Beach. If you would be available this coming Monday at 9:00 AM ET and would like to reserve 1 minute of podium time before the Board to express your support of William Latson’s dismissal—please email me immediately at [email protected] before 1:00 PM ET tomorrow, Friday, October 30th. PJTN is compiling a list of “Watchmen” who will come in person and speak to the Board. We will submit our list of committed PJTN participants through the official channels to reserve your time and will confirm this back to you on return email. The meeting is being held at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.
  • No matter where you live, leave a phone message for the Board. As a concerned American and supporter of PJTN's “Taking Back America’s Children,” you can record a message to be played at the Monday morning meeting. Limit your comments to 1 minute, state your name, and your concerns over William Latson’s future ability to influence the education of Florida children. The deadline for recorded comments is this Friday, Oct. 30th at 5:00 PM ET. Your message will be played at the Monday meeting. Number to call (561) 684-5103. Remember to state your name and that you are a concerned PJTN Watchman!
  • Email the Board. You can send an advance email that will reach all seven members of the Palm Beach County School Board. Email: boardoffi[email protected]Please have your email sent by 5:00 PM ET this Friday, October 30th.
  • Share this message with friends! Those that live in Florida are welcome to join usIf you have friends who will turn out, phone, or emailevery voice and every opinion counts!

This is our last public forum meeting in which PJTN can add our voice of concern and outrage over the reinstatement of William Latson, who incurred international scorn from his position as principal at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton for his refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust as a historical event. The story reached worldwide attention, led in great part by a press campaign launched by PJTN demanding his immediate removal. My exact quote at the time for media: “This anti-Semite should not be allowed anywhere near a school—PJTN is calling for his immediate removal, not reassignment!”  

Latson is now officially back on staff within the Palm Beach city school system—complete with the hefty reward of $152,000 in back pay and never a hint of an apology for blatant antisemitism. Despite the outcries of the local Jewish community, the school board caved to the threat of ongoing legal battles.

PJTN is sending a letter to Florida's Attorney General Moody to launch a full and thorough investigation into whether or not the Jewish students' civil rights were violated. When an educator is incapable of defending documented history and protecting the civil rights of our childrenhe has crossed the line and has become a threat to our children, our communities and the future of this nation. His actions legitimize the outrageous claims by marginalized groups that the Holocaust didn’t happen or wasn’t as bad as history claimed. 

Not on our watch! We will again engage the media. 

The existence of an educator like Latson is not acceptable. If a principal can do what he did without permanent ramifications in Boca Raton, a community with a large Jewish population, it can be done anywhere. It is time to draw a line in the sand to combat this threat to our communities and to the educational future of America’s children.

Please continue to go to our homepage at www.pjtn.org and let me know you are behind us on the “Taking Back America’s Children” campaignShare the video on all your media platforms—we must get the word out to the masses. With only 5 days left until the most important vote in our lifetime—learn the issues and vote your values—from the top of the ticket to the bottomALL politics are local—your city and state officials will mandate the quality of your future and that of your children.

Please respond to this email and let me know PJTN can count on you to help us deliver a resounding “NO!” to Holocaust denial next Monday in Florida!

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Blessings,

Laurie


Calling all Florida PJTN Watchmen to join Laurie at Palm Beach School Board Hearing!

We need all PJTN Watchmen in Florida to join me in West Palm Beach this coming Monday, Nov. 2nd! 

We need you to add your voice to the demand to permanently remove the Florida "Holocaust-denying Principal" from the state's educational system.

What can you do? 

  • Show up in person on Monday, Nov. 2nd and join me at the school board meeting in West Palm BeachIf you would be available this coming Monday at 9:00 AM ET and would like to reserve 1 minute of podium time before the Board to express your support of William Latson’s dismissal, please email me at [email protected] before 1:00 PM ET this Friday, October 30th. PJTN is compiling a list of “Watchmen” who will come in person and speak to the Board. We will submit our list of committed PJTN participants through the official channels to reserve your time and will confirm this back to you on return email.  
  • Leave a voice message for the Board to be played at the Monday morning meeting. Limit your comments to 1 minute, state your name, and your concerns over William Latson’s future ability to influence the education of Florida children! The deadline for recorded comments is this Friday, Oct. 30th at 5:00 PM ET.  Your message will be played at the Monday meeting. Number to call (561) 684-5103. Remember to state your name and that you are a concerned PJTN Watchman.
  • Email the Board. You can send an advance email to [email protected] that will reach all seven members of the Palm Beach County School Board. Please have your email sent by 5:00 PM ET this Friday, October 30th.
  • Show up to show your supportwith signs! Those who don’t pre-register to attend the actual Board Meeting can bring a sign and show your support to local media and citizens with a street rally. The meeting is being held at the Fulton Holland Educational Center, 3300 Forest Hills, West Palm Beach.

This is our last public forum meeting in which PJTN can add our voice of concern and outrage over the reinstatement of William Latson, who incurred international scorn from his position as principal at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton for his refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust as a historical event. The story reached worldwide attention, led in great part by a press campaign launched by PJTN demanding his immediate removal. My exact quote at the time for media: “This anti-Semite should not be allowed anywhere near a school—PJTN is calling for his immediate removal, not reassignment!” He was officially terminated by school system officials last October.

Latson is now officially back on staff within the Palm Beach city school system—complete with the hefty reward of $152,000 in back pay and never a hint of an apology for blatant antisemitism. Despite the outcries of the local Jewish community, the school board caved to the threat of ongoing legal battles. 

Not only is he in violation of state law, but when an educator is incapable of defending documented history—he has crossed the line and has become a threat to our children, our communities and the future of this nation. His actions legitimize the outrageous claims by marginalized groups that the Holocaust didn’t happen or wasn’t as bad as history claimed.

Not on our watch! We will again engage the media.  This time from a stronger vantage point as PJTN’s educational task force has been given the opportunity by the Florida State Department of Education to present and define Holocaust guidelines for materials to be taught within Florida schools. It is both a tremendous mandate and honor and one that will assure Florida will lead the nation in Holocaust education.

The existence of an educator like Latson is not acceptable. If a principal can do what he did without permanent ramifications in Boca Raton, a community with a large Jewish population, it can be done anywhere. It is time to draw a line in the sand to combat this threat to our communities and to the educational future of America’s children.

As our Holocaust survivors and our World War II veterans leave us, it is incumbent upon all future generations to ensure that the atrocities of the Nazis are accurately communicated to our future children and their children’s children. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—and how can they learn if we are not faithful to teach?

Please go to our homepage at PJTN.org and let me know you are behind us on the “Taking Back America’s Children” campaign! Share the video on all your media platforms—we must get the word out to the masses. With less than two weeks until the most important vote in our lifetime—learn the issues and vote your values—from the top of the ticket to the bottom!  ALL politics are local—your city and state officials will mandate the quality of your future and that of your children…

Please respond to this email and let me know PJTN can count on you to help us deliver a resounding “NO!” to Holocaust denial next Monday in Florida!

Blessings,

Laurie


You'll never believe what Gen. Eisenhower called Holocaust deniers!

General Eisenhower's statement above rings prophetic as I heard the news of the reinstatement last week of William Latson, former principal at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton for his refusal to acknowledge the Holocaust as a historical event in April of 2018.  

And when a concerned parent asked Latson to clarify his remarks, he replied“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”

Yes. You read that correctly! The story reached national and international attention, led in great part by a press campaign launched by PJTN demanding his immediate removal. And if that wasn't enough...

SIGN THE PETITION TO DEMAND LATSON'S REMOVAL

Superintendent Latson was recently reinstated, despite his apparent violation of Florida State Statute on Antisemitism which states, "The bill also provides many examples of anti-Semitism, including: ... Accusing Jews as a people or the State of Israel of inventing or exaggerating the Holocaust." 

PJTN is once again leading a national effort to create awareness of this shocking story to prevent it from setting a dangerous precedent in other communities.

Would you add your name to our petition demanding that the Palm Beach School Board affirm the gravity of the Holocaust, and enforce violations of antisemitism by refusing to rehire Superintendent Latson, who "can’t say the Holocaust is factual"?

Not on our watch!

In response to the rise of antisemitism nationwide, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis made international headlines after signing a bill making antisemitism illegal in K-20 in Florida. Additionally, Holocaust education is required to be taught by law, calling “Holocaust denial” illicit.

PJTN is on the march to see every state follow Florida’s example.

As our Holocaust survivors and our World War II veterans leave us, it is incumbent upon all future generations to ensure that the atrocities of the Nazis are accurately communicated to our future children and their children’s children. Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it—and how can they learn if we are not faithful to teach? 

Please go to our homepage at www.pjtn.org and let me know you are behind us on the “Taking Back America’s Children” campaign! Share the video on all your media platforms—we must get the word out to the masses. With less than two weeks until the most important vote in our lifetime—learn the issues and vote your values—from the top of the ticket to the bottom! ALL politics are local—your school board, city, county and state officials will mandate the quality of your future and that of your children…

Thank you for your prayers and financial support of PJTN—our work has never been more vital!

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Blessings,

Laurie