Friday, June 6, 2008

"I'm not letting it go without a fight"

Posted Jun 06, 2008 @ 01:10 AM


A number of students who are too young to vote for a Proposition 2 1/2 tax override on Tuesday say they are the ones who will most keenly feel its effects and have vowed "not to let go without a fight."

On Facebook, a social networking Web site, they have found a voice by teaming up with many older students who have promised to vote for the override. A number of students have logged on to the Vote Override: Save FHS Web page, where they advocate for their schools, encourage voting and plan protests.

Without the override, they say they stand to lose teachers who have motivated and inspired them, as well as courses they believe are necessary to gain admission to prestigious colleges or specific college programs, and classes they simply love, such as chorus.

Julia Buettner, who will be a junior at Franklin High School next year, is not old enough to vote, but certainly would vote yes if she could, she said, explaining that if it fails, she can't take chorus next year.

Read the full article in the Milford Daily News here

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