Volunteer

After signing the petition, please consider doing just a little bit more. I encourage everyone to at least send an email to your state school board member and legislators and tell them you support this petition and want to see us reemphasize the importance of living in a Republic with the freedoms vouchsafed to us in the Constitution of the United States.

Action List

Just doing one item a day will take only a few minutes and do tremendous good.

1) Contact your local state representative and state senator with a phone call and/or email and let them know you support the petition at this website. (look up legislators here: http://www.utah.gov/government/legislative.html)

2) Contact your state school board member and let him or her know you support the petition at this website. (click this link to go to the Utah State Board member website and this link to see the Utah State Board Member Map to tell who your rep is)

3) Contact your local school district board representatives. Tell them you support this petition and would like them to implement it within the district regardless of what the state does with history standards. (call your school district or find them on the internet to figure out who your board members are). Ask them to sign the petition as well.

4) Contact your local school district superintendent and do the same.

5) Contact the state superintendent and do the same (http://www.schools.utah.gov/board/supt.htm)

6) Contact the Governor and Lt. Governor ask that they support this petition (http://www.utah.gov/government/contactgov.html).

7) Write a blog post about this website and link to it

8) Post the site and videos to your Facebook, MySpace, and other networks to show your support for it

8) Send an email to all your friends and neighbors and ask them to visit this site and sign the petition

3 Responses to “Volunteer”

  • jcarman:

    Tonight's 2 hours of public comment at the Alpine School District board meeting was an eye opener.

    In a prepared statement to over 200 people (standing room only), the board defended their goal to “enculturate” children in the values of a “social democracy.” They went on to say (with a straight face) that a social democracy was a “kind of republic.” (Google: “social democracy”)

    The statement was followed by citizens input. Teachers, former teachers, and concerned parents politely but firmly told the board they were dead wrong, that they have no business “enculturating” our children in democratic socialism, and that they expect the board to fix not just the words, but the “culture of socialism” that has crept into our schools.

  • jcarman:

    Tonight's 2 hours of public comment at the Alpine School District board meeting was an eye opener.

    In a prepared statement to over 200 people (standing room only), the board defended their goal to “enculturate” children in the values of a “social democracy.” They went on to say (with a straight face) that a social democracy was a “kind of republic.” (Google: “social democracy”)

    The statement was followed by citizens input. Teachers, former teachers, and concerned parents politely but firmly told the board they were dead wrong, that they have no business “enculturating” our children in democratic socialism, and that they expect the board to fix not just the words, but the “culture of socialism” that has crept into our schools.

  • Ada Wilson:

    Wow! Tonight's school board meeting was packed in the opposite direction. Overall messages:
    *Let's not argue about semantics. A republic is a representative democracy. Fine.”
    *ASD should not be painted as trying to “destroy our freedoms”. This is totally off base in a district where every junior and high school is electing representatives for student government right now!
    *The word “democracy” is revered in our community and people will continue to use it to mean ” a government in which I have a voice.” It is understood but seldom stated that what everyone is talking about is a representative democracy—which is a republic.
    *Yes, Utah is a republic. If we need to clarify language, let's do it following the same inclusive (dare I say “democratic”?) procedure used to write the ASD Mission Statement in the first place. We don't have to disrespect the Superintendent and the school board to do it.

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