Friday, August 1, 2008

Why is this Problem up to Us to Fix?

Elected officials are accountable to people who elect them. The Jeffco school board (Sue Marinelli, Scott Benefield and Jane Barnes) took the heroic stand of asking Vince to resign by July 25th. Dave Thomas recused himself since he's Vince's attorney in this matter.

The school board sought legal counsel and were faced with limited options. They have no power to remove Vince from the school board. They've already taken the stand to publicly call on Vince to do the right thing.

Now it's up to the citizens who vote in Jeffco to speak up! We were given the right -- and with it, the responsibility -- to hold elected officials accountable. Surely, assaulting a child should be clear enough grounds to remove someone from the school board!

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