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Tech Startup Wants to Help Vermilion Parish Citizens Replace Their School Board

Tech Startup Wants to Help Vermilion Parish Citizens Replace Their School Board

Crowdpac launches ad campaign announcing “How to Run For Office” seminar in town where where school teacher was forcibly removed from board meeting

ABBEVILLE, LOUISIANA — Today, the nonpartisan political crowdfunding startup Crowdpac launched a new ad campaign promoting a “Run for Office Bootcamp” in Abbeville Louisiana, where last Monday a teacher was restrained and forcibly removed from a school board meeting. The digital and print ads feature an image of the shocking arrest next the words “Don’t let this happen again. You can run for School Board and win!”

Members of the Vermilion Parish School Board sparked national outrage for their inaction, as they sat and watched Deshia Hargrave being pulled to the floor, and out of the room aggressively. All eight members are up for reelection this year.

Crowdpac’s seminar, which will be held the evening of January 30th at the Sunbelt Lodge, is designed to walk candidates and potential candidates through the basics of planning a campaign for public office and winning. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are required.

“We encourage anyone who was outraged by this video to consider running for office themselves,” said Crowdpac spokesperson Mason Harrison. “We hope these ads serve as a reminder to citizens that best way to hold their elected officials accountable is to run for office, or help someone else who is.”

For event information and to RSVP, visit

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