SBAC Mask Mandate Legal Fund

Campaign Created by: Michelle Childers

The funds from this campaign will be received by Michelle Childers.

Goal : USD $20,000
Raised : USD $ 14,550

**UPDATE and THANK YOU!
In less than 24 hours YOU exceeded our first round fundraising goal for the initial retainer! Each one of you gives us the encouragement to fight to let our kids get back to normal! Your financial support is essential to this fight and we appreciate each and every donation. As you all know, lawsuits can get costly if the opposition digs in and puts up a fight! And based on our experience with ACPS so far, they are willing to use an unlimited amount of your own tax dollars to fight against our state Dept of Health, Dept of Education, and Governor Desantis to keep kids masked unlawfully and deny parents’ rights. We will not give up the fight as long as we have individuals like you willing to financially support this effort. We’re raising the goal to $20,000. This allows us to keep the fight going when they dig in and give more people time to make a difference. There is more work to do in Alachua County even beyond a mask lawsuit, so your donations will make all the difference to return sanity to our school district. Please keep sharing this with your friends - every dollar counts!

Alachua County School Board is violating parents' rights to make healthcare decisions for their child, preventing parents from exempting children from wearing a mask in school. SBAC will only allow exemptions signed by a medical doctor which violates Florida Statute 1014.03 as well as the new FLDOH Emergency Rule 64DER21-15 stating that masking children is at the "sole discretion" of the parent.

We are raising funds for a lawsuit against the school board to force them to follow state law and DOH rules immediately. If parents' rights are important to you and you want sole control over medical decisions for your child(ren), please consider supporting our efforts with your donation. These funds will be used as an initial retainer to help support Childers Law firm move forward with the suit based on these new statutes and DOH rules. 

If you previously donated to our initial fundraiser on Fundly, first thank you for your donation! Second, your donation has been applied to the lawsuit account and will be added to funds raised here. We simply moved to this platform for better security and stability. 

 

UPDATES

Update #7
October 30, 2021
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Friends, we have a great update on the mask lawsuit. Jeff wrote about it on Coffee and Covid today. We'll be getting affidavits from parent plaintiffs in the next few days and hopefully getting a hearing set shortly with the court. https://www.coffeeandcovid.com/p/-coffee-and-covid-saturday-october-962

Update #6
October 4, 2021
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Yayyy! We just turned $1k into $2k instantly with our anonymous matching donor! Thank you so much for your generosity. Closer to getting our kids back to normal! Praise and thanks to all our families donating. I know everyone is digging deep and we greatly appreciate it. 

Update #5
October 1, 2021
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**Match Challenge #3 for $1000!
We have another donor that is willing to match a single $1000 donation. Double your impact and turn $1000 into $2000 to unmask our kids! Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar by this generous, anonymous donor. Thank you!! 

Update #4
September 29, 2021
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Yes! Thank you for the $500 challenge match! We will update with the matching offline donation once funds are received. 

Update #3
September 29, 2021
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We have a SECOND matching donation challenge from a different donor for a $500 match. Turn your $500 donation into $1,000 with this match challenge!

Update #2
September 29, 2021
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THANK YOU Challenge accepted on the $1k matching donation! That's another $2k towards freeing our kids. 

Update #1
September 29, 2021
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9/29/21: We have an anonymous donor who will match a single $1,000 donation. So, if we get a one-time $1,000 donation from any donor today, it becomes $2,000 towards unmasking our kids. Alachua County kids thank you! Let's get our kids back to normal. 

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