[Vision2020] Fw: Dems PETITION

Sue Hovey suehovey at moscow.com
Fri May 18 23:28:22 PDT 2007

FW: Dems PETITIONThis petition originated within the Democratic Party; however, anyone is welcome to sign it if you are concerned about the cuts to Early Childhood Programs.  Articles appeared in the local papers yesterday and today outlining the cuts to be made.   Any of our 3 legislators will be willing to talk with you about the Governor's proposal.    Today at the AARP Legislative Luncheon they were there to discuss the last session and  were questioned about this issue and responded in opposition to cutting these programs.  

Sue Hovey

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Robert L Stimpert 
To: IEA-R 
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 12:24 PM
Subject: FW: Dems PETITION

From: Chuck Oxley [mailto:chuck at idaho-democrats.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 11:32 AM
To: IDP Staff

Friends: Please go to http://www.petitiononline.com/idbipart/petition.html and sign this petition. We expect to present it to Butch Otter's office next Monday at 1:30 p-.m. during a press conference.
More info will be coming later. 

To:  Gov. Butch Otter of Idaho 
We, the undersigned, hereby petition The Honorable Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to show his support for Idaho's most precious natural resource - the people of this great state - by refusing to de-fund and dismantle vital programs such as Head Start, Parents as Teachers, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, Suicide Prevention, and other related community resources. 

Recent news reports indicate that the Otter Administration is finalizing plans to kill funding for these important, family-oriented and low-cost solutions, which were started under the previous administration of Gov. Dirk Kempthorne. 

Even if current funding streams are not appropriate, the State of Idaho has millions of idle dollars at its disposal, such as the budget stabilization fund. In fact, there are numerous fiscal courses that Gov. Otter could take to restore funding and continue these important operations. 

If he allows these draconian budget cuts to move forward, Gov. Otter will have proven that he does not value children, families, early childhood education or suicide prevention. 

Therefore, as united group of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, we call upon Butch Otter to reverse his administration's course and to allow these critical programs to continue serving the people of Idaho. 


The Undersigned <http://www.PetitionOnline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?idbipart>  

Chuck Oxley
Communications Director,
Idaho Democratic Party
208-336-1815 (office)
208-871-4976 (cell)

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