A group called Save California is urging parents to keep their children out of school on May 22, which California lawmakers declared Harvey Milk Day in 2009.
Harvey Milk, whose birthday was May 22, was a San Francisco supervisor who was fatally shot in 1978. Schools are encouraged to teach students about the openly gay lawmaker and his fight for civil rights.
Save California has produced radio advertisements, warning parents it’s a dangerous lesson plan. One advertisement declares: “Parents, your boys and girls are being targeted for immoral indoctrination at school on Harvey Milk Day.”
Glendon Hyde, of the Harvey Milk Democratic Club, says the ads are “pure, fear-based manipulation.”