“Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.”
—James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

Friday, February 25, 2011

Keep the emails going

We have heard from yet another concerned citizen that Gov. Daugaard allegedly is not getting much negative feedback on his proposed 10 percent cut from education.
So, as much as we hate to impose on your time and energy, please do this: Email Kelsey.Webb@state.sd.us with your concerns and ask that they be forwarded to the governor. Webb is the director of constituent services.
Additionally, we understand that Daugaard prefers to respond via letter rather than email. So, to verify the communication and help the governor assess the level of feedback, please include your actual mailing address and request a written response.
The governor's cuts are a call to action. We all have a voice, but we need to use it if we are going to make a difference. Students in Aberdeen have collected more than 700 signatures on a petition in opposition against the cut. That's just one school in one community. Please reach out to family, friends and colleagues across the state and urge them to join the fight.
Update: Webb says the contact form on the governor's web page — http://www.sd.gov/governor/contact.aspx — DOES work, so pass the word.

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