The Family Policy Institute of Washington has announced, in partnership with Parents for Safe Schools, a ballot referendum effort, R-90, which aims to gather enough signatures to send the state’s ill-advised SeXXX Education mandate to the ballot for a veto from the people of Washington.
You can learn all about this effort at this link.
Signatures are being collected now through June 10th. Organizers must submit at least 129,811 signatures in order for the referendum to be included on the ballot in November. Click here to request signature sheets.
“In spite of thousands of citizens showing up and speaking up, the people’s voices were not heeded by the Majority Democrat Caucus leaders and their members,” said Mark Miloscia, former member of the Washington House and Senate and Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington. “This issue is too important to cast aside parents’ wishes. Young children do not need to be exposed to explicit sexual material at an early age – not in the name of education, or anything else. This legislation was nothing more than an attempt to indoctrinate children as early as possible.”
Parents for Safe Schools will be mailing R-90 petition signature sheets and gathering signatures through the deadline, June 10. If you’d like to chip in to assist with the associated costs, you can click here.
“As parents, we have a responsibility to protect our children from inappropriate, ideology-based curriculum,” added Mindie Wirth, organizer for Parents for Safe Schools. “This bill was passed late in the session with very little opportunity for ordinary citizens to testify and no amendments accepted. Parents and their local school boards deserve a voice in controversial curriculum decisions.”
The legislation referenced, SB 5395, was passed during the final week of the 2020 Legislative Session, during the initial panic of COVID-19. Governor Inslee signed it into law on March 27, just two days after issuing a statewide shutdown order. Throughout this entire process, parents have not been given the opportunity to speak up. Now they will.
FPIW Executive Director Mark Miloscia will be hosting a Virtual Coffee event via Zoom this Friday to discuss further. Click here to RSVP.
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