During the 2007 legislative session, the Utah legislature passed a bill that allows your tax dollars to be spent to subsidize private schools in Utah through so-called “vouchers” ranging from $300 to as much as $3,000.
These vouchers would be a poor way to advance education in Utah under the best of circumstances, but with Utah ranking dead last in the nation in per pupil spending, vouchers are especially ill advised. Even with this year’s record increase in education spending, Utah has a long ways to go to catch up.
Every Democrat serving in the Utah legislature opposed this year’s voucher legislation. We encourage every Utah Democrat to get involved in the effort by Utahns for Public Schools to put the 2007 voucher legislation to a vote of the people. The group has until April 9th to gather the tens of thousands of signatures required to place vouchers on the ballot in 2008.
To learn more about the referendum drive email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link provided below.
Notice the difference in the language used in our e-mail and Doug's e-mail:
"Republicans must not sign these petitions!"
"We encourage every Utah Democrat to get involved in the effort by Utahns for Public Schools..."