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ESG and The Devastating Impact on States, Communities, and Schools


State and local governments, as well as school districts, are feeling the squeeze from Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) policies that are severely impacting their budgets. ESG regulations have been implemented by government organizations in an attempt to reduce environmental risks associated with corporate investments. However, these regulations have come at an immense cost to public entities.

School districts across the country have had to make drastic budget cuts in order to comply with new ESG guidelines. Programs like athletics and music, which are seen as “non-essential” services by some regulators, are being eliminated due to high costs associated with implementing ESG measures or compliance programs. This has resulted in a sharp decline of extracurricular activities offered at schools and a decrease in educational opportunities for students.

Furthermore, state and local governments have also experienced tight budgets due to ESG policies.

The push for equity, diversity, and inclusion in government, school districts, and workplaces has had a devastating effect on state and local governments. ESG – or environmental, social justice, and corporate governance – is one of the main drivers of this push for equity.

ESG initiatives pressure these organizations to take drastic steps in order to become more diverse and inclusive. This often includes mandatory hiring quotas that give preference to certain genders or ethnicities over others. Additionally, local ordinances are being passed which require organizations to adopt a variety of policies such as anti-discrimination measures or gender-inclusive language. In many cases, these organizations have been forced into compliance without any input from the people they serve – leading to frustration among communities all across the country.

The rise of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments has quickly become an overwhelming burden for many state and local governments as well as school districts. ESG causes states to pay more for investments that are meant to satisfy the demands of ESG-focused investors. This is bankrupting school districts and other local governments by forcing them to spend money on costly investments with no clear return.

The problem has worsened due to various state legislatures passing laws that require pension funds to invest in ESG assets. This has resulted in higher costs for many local government entities who are already struggling financially due to the pandemic. Schools have been particularly hard-hit by this trend, having their already limited funding stretched even thinner due to these added costs. Loudoun County’s new “Equity” initiative is 100% correlated to ESG just like LCPS has been.

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Crime has vaulted near the top of voters’ concerns, just after the economy and inflation. According to Gallup, 80 percent of Americans worry “a great deal” or a “fair amount” about crime, the highest level in two decades.

 

Such fears pose yet another midterm election hurdle for Democrats, on top of public angst over soaring prices and President Biden’s dismal public approval ratings.

 

As a former prosecutor, substitute judge, legal advocate for children, state Senator, and as a legislator, Jennifer Wexton should be well aware that our society is a dangerous place. Wexton should understand that our children, the elderly, and everyone else in between needs to be protected from violent criminals and repeat offenders. She ignores this and advocates on their behalf with light sentences, “no cash bail”, Criminal Justice Reform, and Restorative Justice.

 

Do you recall the rape of a (15) year old girl in a Loudoun County High School bathroom in May 2021 by a transgendered student? If this wasn’t bad enough, “Criminal Justice Reform” allowed for the rapists sentenced to be reduced, removing him from the sexual assault registry and providing supervised probation. To make matters worse, the Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler IGNORED the federally mandated processes and procedures when incidents of this nature occur, and now Wexton is abolishing Title IX protections under HR5-Equality Act.

 

Jennifer Wexton got the ball rolling on the rapists lenient sentence by introducing Bill NO. 1082 in 2017, which passed (and she’s proud of it, see video during meeting with NAACP).

In 2019, Wexton proudly endorsed Buta Biberaj for Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney. Prior to being elected, Biberaj was the legal redress for the Loudoun NAACP; this is not an insignificant detail. Biberaj also belongs to the Virginia Progressive Prosecutors For Justice. The VPPFJ’s primary goal is “Criminal Justice Reform” or “Restorative Justice”.

 

Wexton, Biberaj are closely aligned Progressive ideologues and share questionable associations with a variety of organizations and people.

Who could forget the Black Lives Matter riots of 2020 over George Floyd. Wexton is so radical that she sponsored the “George Floyd Justice Policing Act” (defund the police) and the “Mental Health Justice Act” that allowed for increased funding for social workers that are meant to take the place of police officers around the country.

 

These are only a few examples of what Wexton and the Progressive Democrats “Criminal Justice Reform” and “Restorative Justice” look like for Public Safety:

 

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