Well, the citizens of Jeffco United for Action have a busy summer ahead of them, and I can hardly ignore it on my blog.
As Thomas Jefferson said, the truth is that “mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed,” so it seems appropriate to assume that the founders of Jeffco United for Action and those who support them are highly motivated.
Ultimately, it comes down to this: In our political system, when people get really fed up with the actions of their elected officials, they are allowed to ask their fellow citizens whether they’d like a do-over. If the People choose to go for a recall, they will either affirm their original choice or change direction in a way they believe serves students and the community better. Go democracy!
As an individual citizen, I have not yet decided what, if anything, I will do regarding this. My husband has jumped in to contribute, and it would be a lie if I said I disapproved.
As a member of the teacher’s union, I will continue to attend to the union’s focus this summer—negotiations. Yes, next week I will be stopping by the Ed Center to resume my thuggish crocheting, as is my wont. (Incidentally, I have finished the lovely blue scarf featured on Channel 9 a while ago and given it to my daughter. It’s too warm for it now, but she was excited anyway. Now I’m working on a baby blanket to be donated to Denver Health Medical Center. I just wanted y’all to know that the fruits of my labor are not going to some “union boss” somewhere.) I will also be meeting with my teammate for a little lesson planning at a local watering hole. No, not “lesson planning” as in really partying it up. Lesson planning with tacos and a beer. It’s summer, you know. 🙂
As always, I encourage folks to stay informed. Go to jeffcounited.org if you’d like to sign up for their newsletter.