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It’s fair to say that the referendum campaign maintained momentum, in large part because voters felt like they’d been had. So now Luna will have to spend much of the next 17 months traveling the state to explain his case for these nascent laws. So be it. … Luna said he believes the majority of Idahoans support reform — and then took his shot at the critics. “The burden of proof should be on those who want to defend the status quo, not on those who want to change it.” With all due respect, Mr. Superintendent, the burden of proof will fall wherever voters darn well decide it belongs.
– Idaho Statesman editorial, May 27, 2011
… Sixty days after this dreadful legislative session ends, round up at least 47,432 signatures from registered voters – or 6 percent of the electorate – and demand a referendum on Luna’s legislation.
That would provide what Luna denied you – empowerment. A chance to be heard.
It would be only the fifth time that the voters could repudiate or sustain the actions of their Legislature – the others being sales taxes (1936 and 1966), right to work (1986) and term limits (2002).
This would become the defining issue of the 2012 state election. …
– Lewiston Tribune editorial, March 10, 2011
“We have so much support now against these bills that we have people calling here every day, saying, ‘What do you need us to do now? How can we help now?’” (IEA President Sherri) Wood said…. (She added that) the public outcry surrounding education reform was not heard by many legislators and this is the public’s final chance to undo what lawmakers passed.
“As much as they’ve testified, they’ve had their voices in the room, they’ve been standing up and speaking out, but they haven’t been listened to and so it’s the citizens’ opportunity to say again how they feel about these bills,” Wood said.
- Northwest Cable News, March 22, 2011