I got this email from the guy who set up the online petition and thought I would pass it on to everyone:
Thanks for taking the time to sign the petition to veto HB363. The Governor knows about the petition but has apparently decided that social media is irrelevant. This quote is from a Deseret News article "Herbert has said that he will not be swayed by mass email campaigns and would make a decision based on what is the best policy for the state of Utah." I am asking everyone who has signed the petition to contact Governor Herbert's office directly, either by email, or by phone (801-538-1000) and voice your opinion on this foolish bill.
Here is the message that I sent Utah Governor Gary Herbert:
Dear Governor Herbert,
As someone who fights against government intrusion into people's personal decisions, I urge you to veto HB363.
As things sit right now, parents have to sign permission for their children to receive sex education, by default if a parent does not sign schools have to excuse the student from the sex education curriculum and find an alternative place for them to be other than in the room where the subject is being covered.
By failing to veto HB363, you are taking away a parent's right to choose to have a professional educator inform their child on the subject of human sexuality, in essence you will be denying a choice for the 90% of parents that currently like that option.
I strongly urge you to veto HB363 not only because an informed person tends to make better choices, but also because you profess to believe it is better when the government does not make our decisions for us.
Thank you for your time.