I have been reviewing the recall campaign for the Winston-Dillard school district.
I appreciate what the proponents are saying: That it isn’t personal, it’s a referendum on Gov. Kate Brown’s executive orders. The argument that removing two votes favoring Gov. Brown’s mandates, and replacing them with two who will oppose them, checks out logically.
Unfortunately, I’ve read on social media the defense’s position: Calling petitioner Jasmine Geyer names and trying to brand her personally.
Mr. West and Mr. Stookey need to prove they’re right. If it’s in the best interest of Winston-Dillard parents and kids to quietly obey Kate Brown’s directives, tell us why. Maybe there’s new information that COVID-19 is particularly dangerous to those 18 and under? Maybe there’s insider reasons?
For now, it seems to me that districts have to start rising up against this governor.