Moms for Liberty Sees Explosive 500% Revenue Growth, Empowering Parents
Moms for Liberty, a parental rights advocacy group, has experienced remarkable financial growth, reporting over a 500% increase in revenue in its second year, as detailed in its recently filed Form 990. According to the exclusive information obtained by The Daily Signal, Moms for Liberty generated $2.14 million in total revenue in 2022, a substantial rise from the $370,029 recorded the previous year. Notably, 92.3% of this revenue was derived from donations, including contributions and grants. Correspondingly, expenses witnessed a significant increase, rising from $163,647 in 2021 to $1.7 million in 2022. This impressive growth represents a 579% increase in revenue and a staggering 1,040% increase in expenses, indicating a massive expansion for the organization.
Moms for Liberty, co-founded by Tina Descovich and Tiffany Justice, has positioned itself as a prominent voice advocating for parental rights. The group’s mission, as outlined in its Form 990, is “to empower members through education, support, outreach, and advocacy to defend parental and constitutionally protected rights within their communities and throughout all levels of government.”
The organization gained prominence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with parents increasingly engaging with school boards over issues such as remote learning, COVID-19 restrictions, and concerns about educational content. In response to these challenges, Moms for Liberty initiated efforts to empower parents, offering training programs for those interested in running for school board positions. The impact of these initiatives became evident in the 2022 and 2023 elections, where 365 candidates endorsed by Moms for Liberty secured victories.
Critics have levied accusations against Moms for Liberty, including claims of attempting to ban books. However, the group contends that its focus is solely on opposing sexually explicit materials in school libraries. In June, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) controversially added Moms for Liberty to its “hate map,” alongside other parental rights groups like Parents Defending Education. This move prompted accusations of the SPLC weaponizing accusations and engaging in ideological suppression.
Despite facing criticisms, Moms for Liberty’s rapid financial growth underscores a broader movement supporting parental rights and opposition to certain school policies. The group’s success in endorsing candidates and challenging controversial educational content positions it as a significant player in the ongoing national debate over education and the role of parents in shaping their children’s learning experiences. As the organization continues to expand its reach and influence, it is likely to remain a focal point in discussions surrounding parental rights and educational policies in the United States.