Grassroots activists aren’t ready to give in on their attempt to repeal Common Core and change the states education system. Today they sent the following letter asking Gov. Robert Bentley to call an education special session to take up the bill that failed during regular session.
Governor Robert Bentley,We the parents and concerned citizens of Alabama respectfully demand that you, the Governor of Alabama, call a Special Session of the Legislature, and request that SB101 and HB242 be revisited. You have repeatedly expressed to grassroots leaders and concerned parents working to repeal the Common Core Standards, that you were also opposed to them. Support of Common Core will be a dark mark on your legacy, and will also severely damage anyone with future political aspirations.You are calling for tax increases to balance the general budget, but you refuse to address the fact that Common Core will bankrupt the State of Alabama. No amount of federal dollars will stay this process.The “Repeal Common Core Battle Cry” will not stop. It is rampant throughout our country. The children of Alabama will not be easily surrendered to the untested mandates of the politick.We are giving you an opportunity to stand with us, the parents of Alabama, and prove you are still a man of your word.We await your answer. Make no mistake, we are not going away.Signed,Ann Eubank Co-Chair Rainy Day PatriotsZan Green Founder Rainy Day PatriotsDawn Ray, Shelby County Republican Women
Bash Agricola, Montgomery Tea Party
Dee Shirley, Shelby County Republican WomenDexter Bland, Calhoun County Rainy Day PatriotsSteven D. Guede, Calhoun County Rainy Day PatriotsSteve Henry, Oxford, ALLou Campomenosi, Common Sense CampaignKelly Berry, The Madison Institute
Don and Kay Day, Mobile, AL
Dee L. VoelkelLee James, Sr.
George Barry, Madison, AL
Lei Peavy, Huntsville, AL
Mike Parsons, Huntsville, AL
Dr. Miles F. Jones, Fairhope, AL
Mary Lynn and Charles P. Bailey, Gurley, ALCathy OdomSteve and Irene StoneJanet OglesbyPriscilla J. OwensRoberta BurckardtBeverly BurksKimberly KnightAlex Balkum
James Giddens, Opelika, ALGeorge B. Williams, Athens, ALWalter F. Gray, Daphne, AL
Butch Daniel, Enterprise, ALDianna Crews, Stand in the GapRon Hei
Steve Johnson, Rainy Day Patriots