I got another email from the man who spearheaded the online petition for the repeal of HB363. You can read the whole thing, but the main focus was thanking everyone and encouraging people to email the Governor thanking him for the veto.
Congratulations Everyone!! Governor Herbert vetoed HB363!
Because of all of your efforts; signatures, comments, emails, phone calls and the rally, we truly made a difference.
It just goes to show, that all of us together can become a voice that cannot be ignored.
Last night after vetoing HB363 Governor Herbert Stated “After careful review of existing law and following extensive discussions with stakeholders on both sides of the issue,” Herbert said, “HB363 simply goes to far by constricting parental options.”
After hearing about the veto I sent Governor Herbert an email thanking him for doing the right thing for the people of Utah. Here is the link to email the Governor if you would like to do the same. http://governor.utah.gov/goca/form_comment.html
If you would like to know how your representative voted on HB363 here is the link:
If you are unhappy with how your representative voted let them know and remember this the next time they run for reelection.
There were many people involved in the defeat of HB363, I want to say thanks to the Utah PTA, Utah Education Association and special Thanks to Maryann Martindale with Alliance for a Better Utah for organizing the rally at the Capitol rotunda.
The Alliance for a Better UTAH is a year-round, multi-issue education and advocacy organization providing resources, commentary, and action on important public policy matters. To find out more, visit betterutah.org. To stay informed about important issues and to learn about opportunities to participate and make your voice heard, join the Alliance for a Better UTAH email list, here is a link.
I am going to leave the petition up until the Governor’s decision is a done deal as there has been some talk of a veto override. However, I don’t think they have the votes for an override.
Thanks again everyone, well done!
Since I think it is important that the Governor knows that we appreciate his gesture, and that we are keeping tabs on developments, I sent him this email:
Dear Governor Herbert,
Thank you for the veto of HB363 and protecting the rights of parents to have the option of a trained professional instructing their children on human sexuality. I am truly glad to see that you did not cede to the pressure of special interest groups that feel they know better than the 97% of the parents that actively opt to have their children participate in these courses.