Reconsider Edmond Heatley who supported Proposition 8 for Superintendent
  • Petitioned Berkeley Unified School District

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Berkeley Unified School District

Reconsider Edmond Heatley who supported Proposition 8 for Superintendent

    1. Matthew Fellows
    2. Petition by

      Matthew Fellows

      San Francisco, CA

September 2012


From petition creator Matthew Fellows: "In the wake of public protests over his presumed position on same-sex marriage and Proposition 8, Edmond Heatley has withdrawn his candidacy for BUSD Superintendent!"

Edmond Heatley who is a finalist for the vacant post of superintendent of Berkeley’s schools wrote a memo in 2008 urging Chino Valley’s Board of Education to approve a resolution in support of Proposition 8--he wrote a memo stating:

“If Proposition 8 is not successful, then school districts throughout California will inevitably be required to adjust their policies and curriculum to align with the Court’s recent redefinition of marriage.

“This resolution also recognizes that the ideal learning environment for children is within a nurturing home governed jointly by a mother and a father as primary educators of their children.”

This man does not represent Berkeley and should not be considered for role of Superintendent. This petition seeks to advise the Berkeley Unified School Board to reconsider him.

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Update: You are all amazing and with 100 signatures already collected I had to up the goal to 250--please take a moment and retweet / post to your wall / send in an email to your family and your friends to go spread the word about this important issue! 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Marc Young SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      our children should foster thoughts of acceptance and not discrimination

    • Susan Stevenson BERKELEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I care about who has a say in our education system in Berkeley as a small business owner. I respect all families.

    • Timothy Denike SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      The leader of the district must believe in the equality and worth of all individuals.

    • David Otten BERKELEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      our leaders need to recognize that more than 20% of families don't fit into his "ideal learning environment"

    • Irene Moore BERKELEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe in supporting LGBT families and I want my kindergarten-age son to be educated in an inclusive environment.


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