Let Superintendent Ritz Do Her Job!
  • Petitioned Gov. Mike Pence

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Indiana
Gov. Mike Pence

Let Superintendent Ritz Do Her Job!

    1. College Democrats of Indiana
    2. Petition by

      College Democrats of Indiana

      Indianapolis, IN

In 2012, Superintendent Ritz was elected by 1.3 millions Hoosiers. The citizens of Indiana made the choice to stop the Republicans from continuing to degrade public education. Instead of letting democracy do as it was intended to do, Governor Pence has continued to oppose, block, and dilute anything and everything that Superintendent Ritz tries to accomplish. The State Board of Education, appointed by Pence, voted recently to curb the powers held by Ritz even more. We believe that elected officials should be allowed to do their job - tell Pence and the the Republicans to let Hoosiers choose their elected officials and to let those elected officials do their job! 

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    1. We Need Your Help.

      College Democrats of Indiana
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporter,

      We know that you care about public education in Indiana. We know you're tired of the degradation of our school system. We know you're tired of the petty, party politics.

      And we definitely know you're tired of Governor Pence steamrolling Superintendent Ritz at every turn.

      When we started this petition, we expected to get 500 signatures max. Now we almost have 2500 signatures and endorsements from strong educational leaders from across the state. #LetRitzWork IS Working!

      That's why we're asking you to make another push to tell Governor Pence to back off of public education. If each of us sent this petition to 3 friends to sign, we'd have almost 10,000 signatures to send to the Governor's office.

      Will you help us tell Governor Pence to back off of our children's future? Let's make a difference!

      Share our petition here: http://goo.gl/5lM5gw

      Thank you for your support,

      The College Democrats of Indiana Executive Board

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. #LetRitzWork is Working!

      College Democrats of Indiana
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,

      We here at the College Democrats of Indiana are so proud and excited about this petition - it's because of people like you who support a strong, public education system.

      We're excited to have the opportunity to keep bumping up our goal and exceeding it each time! We're now targeting 1500 signatures and we know we can make it! With over 1100 signatures already done, we can easily break 2200 if everyone gets just two friends to sign on!

      Also, CDIN is starting an email list for the #LetRitzWork initiative. You can opt into the emails here: http://eepurl.com/Y4IMv

      Please note that signing up will NOT result in spam and your email will NEVER be shared with any marketing or political firms. It is safe with us. That's a guarantee.

      Let's make a final push to put Governor Pence back where he belongs - outside of the Department of Education!

      Thank you for your support,

      The College Democrats of Indiana Executive Board

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Pence Is Confused: It'll Take You & 3 Friends To Help Him Understand

      College Democrats of Indiana
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporter,

      We have to level with you: We care about education here in the Hoosier State. Governor Pence and his friends on the State Board of Education? They care about petty, party politics.

      Glenda Ritz needs to be able to do her job - but she can only do so much. We need to rally behind her and let Pence know where he's supposed to be - and it's not in the Department of Education!

      In less than 48 hours, we've collected over 250 petition signatures because people like you believe in a strong, Hoosier education. We know that a strong public education provides for a strong middle-class and a strong economy.

      Outstanding Hoosier leaders like State Representative Sue Errington, Indianapolis City-Council Councillor Zach Adamson, and Indiana ATF President Rick Muir have stood with us - but we need more.

      That's why we've doubled our petition goal from 500 to 1000 signatures - because we know we can do it.

      If every current signee convinces 3 friends/coworkers/family members to sign our petition, we'll be well on our way to sending Governor Pence a strong message about Indiana education. Please, share this email and tell Governor Pence to #LetRitzWork! Sign Here: http://goo.gl/5lM5gw

      Thank you for your dedication to the Hoosier State,

      College Democrats of Indiana

    6. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Andrew Ehrmann FRANKFORT, IN
      • 3 months ago

      The Republican onslaught against public education is despicable. And the attempt to end-around the democratic process by undermining Glenda Ritz is disgusting. What do Republicans have against democracy?

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    • Donna Schurman LAFAYETTE, IN
      • 3 months ago

      Even though I am a staunch Republican, I am also a retired teacher, and because of that I must vote against Mr.Pence. Allow Ms. Ritz to do what we Indiana voters clearly wanted her to do!

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    • Donna Price BOONVILLE, IN
      • 3 months ago

      The voters chose Ritz and it is a threat to democracy when Governor Pence restricts her elected position!

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    • Sallie Bosler ANGOLA, IN
      • 3 months ago

      I voted for Glenda Ritz because I agree with her ideas for education in Indiana. I do not believe in the direction that Daniels, Bennett, and Pence are taking concerning education in Indiana!

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    • Mary Ann Sidell FORT WAYNE, IN
      • 3 months ago

      She is the elected representative for the people of Indiana. Let her do the work.

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