Action Alert – March 11, 2013 – Senate bill to move school board and other local elections to November

Action Alert: Contact Senate Ethics and Elections Committee members and urge them to oppose this bill or at least remove school boards from it. Via amendments yesterday the elections have been shifted to odd years instead of even years, vacancies would be selected jointly by Democratic and Republican precinct members and keeping community college elections in the spring. We believe school board elections should also remain in the spring. It makes no sense to have school board elections in the winter with primaries in August when the the school-age population is away on summer vacation. Newly elected board members should not take office in January-in the middle of the academic and fiscal year. Here are emails for the committee members:,,,,,,,,

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