Letters to the Editor

59 percent

On election night, any campaign in our state receiving a 59 percent outcome begins celebrating with slaps on the back and champagne for all their hard work paying off.
Education supporters would not be celebrating.
When they see 59 percent on election night, they go home and lay in bed looking at the ceiling thinking, how can I do all the tasks again fundraising, signs, brochures, events, doorbelling and phone calling. They know they must redo all these tasks, because too many programs in their district depend on them. Even worse is the money the district must spend rerunning the election and all the hours that the district puts into making contingency plans should the levy fail the second time.
These rerun levy efforts are replicated across our state. Most likely the levy will pass the second time. But one can see the great waste of money and effort, when the levy already received a clear majority of local votes. Arguments about less accountability or low voter turnout raising taxes seem illogical, unless you believe our whole system should require a supermajority. Our schools will be held to the same standards as other entities seeking funding. Vote to approve 4204 Simple majority for our schools
Corinne Diteman

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