Brevard County-Based Moms For Liberty Awarded Heritage Foundation’s Salvatori Prize for Citizenship
By Space Coast Daily // June 17, 2022
Founded in January 2021, Moms for Liberty has more than 95,000 members in 37 states
Salvatori Prize is given annually to an individual or organization that embodies and advances the virtues of the American Founding
WASHINGTON, DC — The Heritage Foundation awarded the 2022 Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to Moms for Liberty, calling the Brevard County-based organization, “a group of devoted patriots and mothers dedicated to fighting for the survival of America by unifying, educating and empowering parents to defend their parental rights at all levels of government.”
The Salvatori Prize is given annually to an individual or organization that embodies and advances the virtues of the American Founding. It is given under the namesake of Henry Salvatori, who was an immigrant, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and dedicated conservative activist.
Founded in January 2021 by Tiffany Justice and former Brevard Public Schools board member Tina Descovich, Moms for Liberty has more than 95,000 members in 37 states and has been involved in some of the most significant policy debates on education, school choice, and empowering parents.
The organization is also focused on ensuring children receive education and instruction on the principles of the American founding.
“At no time in American history has educating students and empowering parents been more critical than it is today,” said Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts.
“Loving, hardworking parents make our country the greatest nation in the history of the world, yet the radical left is openly trying to undermine the presence and power of parents across our country. We see this, particularly in our schools, where government officials and teacher union bosses are doing everything possible to shut parents out and undermine their authority.”
The Heritage Foundation’s mission is to formulate and promote public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense.
“I am so grateful for the work being done by Tiffany, Tina, and the thousands of other moms with Moms for Liberty who demonstrate parents are a force to be reckoned with,” said Roberts.
“When conservatives stand together with parents, we will win the battles on the most fundamental issue—the centrality of the family to human flourishing. That’s something all Americans should strive to achieve. I am excited to watch Moms for Liberty continue to expand and influence education policy at all levels throughout our country.”
As former school board members, Descovich and Justice witnessed how short-sighted and destructive policies directly hurt children and families. Now they are using their first-hand knowledge and experience to unite parents who are ready to fight those that stand in the way of liberty.
“We are more than honored to be here today, to be invited to this wonderful event and to be honored with this amazing award,” said Descovich.
“We know, Tiffany and I both know, that this award is not for us – this is for our 200 chapter chairs that are working diligently, and our 95,000 members now that are fighting in their communities at the local level. There’s one thing Tiffany and I knew when we started this, and that’s when the government has overreached so much that they have inserted themselves in between parents and children, when policies and laws have been enacted to separate children from families, when that’s allowed to happen, we’re done. That’s the last line of defense. We created Moms for Liberty because we are the last line of defense and we are so proud of all those that have stood up.”
Previous recipients include the Washington Free Beacon, Tucker Carlson, Mollie Hemingway, Dr. Robert Jackson, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Green and Hahns families and U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson.