Tuesday was seemingly filled with disappointments. After the hard work we all put in, the temptation to feel that we lost all around is strong.
Because we did make a difference. We did win some victories.
We need to understand that our opponents, the people who support WNW’s reign of terror, are well prepared, well financed, and well controlled. Such are ‘astro-turf’ groups.
On the other hand, we are still coming together, financing things out of our own pockets, and battling our way up a steep learning curve. Such are real grass-roots.
Did we win all the fights we wanted to? No. But we won more than the opposition thought possible!
Our efforts to get the word out, to get people aware, to get people voting, succeeded. And we made a difference!
Bob Beauprez, who openly supported Julie Williams and the WNW agenda, was defeated in a close election. He lost by just under 28,000 votes. Almost 15,000 of those came from Jefferson County.
Laura Boggs, the high-priestess of WNW’s ‘Reform’ agenda, lost to Jane Goff by almost 15,000 votes. Close to 11,000 of that margin came from us defeating her here in JeffCo.
Tony Sanchez, who boasted of Julie Williams endorsement as far back as the primaries, lost to Andy Kerr by just over a 1,000 votes.
In fact, of the six candidates who openly supported and endorsed WNW’s anti-American effort to censor curriculum and replace it with indoctrination, three lost!
This is despite of the massive amount of money, misleading campaigning, and unethical advertising that they put into their efforts.
They had their victories, but where the issue of the JeffCo Board was raised, they lost half their battles.
So, we do have some things to celebrate and take heart from. Imagine what we could have done if we had had their time, money, and organization?
If you have not already, go to our page Groups Opposing WNW’s Agenda and find one to sign up with! Because Tuesday was just a small skirmish. The real battle is yet to be fought!
And speaking of fighting…
Tonight’s Board Meeting should be VERY interesting:
Agenda Item 5.13 – New Chief Legal Counsel/ HR Relations: Why does Craig Hess have absolutely NO school district experience? How on earth is he qualified?
Agenda Item 6.01 – Alexandria School of Innovation Charter School Application: Why would the Board approve of a Charter school whose application is so flawed it did not even use the right District name throughout its application? And will be run by a for-profit company that got tossed out of the other school it created? Review Margaret Lessenger’s analysis.
Agenda Item 6.02 – Golden View Classical Charter School Application: How many exemptions are too many? And why do they fear parents so much that they made sure that parents can never take control of the Board? Review Margaret Lessenger’s analyis on this one too.
Agenda Item 6.04 – Superintendent Goals: The revised goals were finally published. McMinimee is to ‘Show leadership’. No specifics of what that means. He waves a magic ‘leadership’ wand? How about some genuine goals on the order of the ones found here: 10/15 Post – Why Tomorrow’s BOE Meeting Will Probably Be Interesting…
Agenda Item 7.01 – Hiring a Canadian company that specializes in Canadian municipal surveys to survey JeffCo on Education Spending? Huh????
Agenda Item 7.02 – Curriculum Review Committee – Why is the Board ignoring the Denver Post, the Dallas Morning News, even the Caspar Star-Tribune and is going ahead with this censorship/indoctrination review committee?
If you can’t make it, watch on Livestream: Jeffco Boardroom
We Have Been Fighting, JeffCo!
And we have won some victories.
Now let’s go out there and build the foundation for…
More And Bigger Victories!