Dozens of people are demanding Fresno Unified School Board trustee Dr. Tony Vang to step down.
“It is sad, shameful and disappointing that we have to go down this road of recall,” said Fresno Teachers Association member Mai Summer Vue.
The people who spoke out are part of Community United for Education Justice. The group announced a recall campaign of Dr. Vang during a press conference, Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Floyd Harris Jr., National Network in Action member said, “Lying and covering up are not the lessons we should be teaching our children.”
Vang stepped down from the president's post several months ago, after questions arose over his residency in the district. Critics say Vang bought a home in the Clovis Unified School District and voted there while continuing to serve on Fresno's School Board. The state is now evaluating those complaints to determine whether he violated the elections code. But people spearheading the recall campaign say he needs to step down, now.
First 5 Commission member, Javier Guzman said, “To us it's very important that he understands that we're not going to sit by and have him live in the Goshen area out of his district and then come in and attend meetings and vote on matters that affect the lives of thousands of children in the school district.”
Campaign members are collecting signatures to start the immediate recall of Dr. Vang.
Vang released a statement Wednesday that reads, "I maintain that I am in full compliance with the requirements for my board position and will not be forced to resign due to an unfounded recall campaign."