Skip to comments.Horlick voting project canceled
Posted on 11/01/2004 6:26:26 PM PST by TexKat
RACINE - The get out the vote project planned by Horlick High School students has been canceled.
Racine Unified School District Superintendent Thomas Hicks said what started out to be a class-related activity last week turned out to be a partisan event. The decision to cancel the event was made Monday morning after he learned the facts had changed and it was no longer a bipartisan endeavor.
"At one point it appeared it was going to be bipartisan and reach out to all of the community. But some groups decided they didn't want be part of it. Not everyone was interested in being part of a bipartisan effort," Hicks said.
"Over the weekend it turned into what gave appearance of not being bipartisan. And even if it's only the appearance of less than bipartisan the district's policy is very clear. Teachers and students cannot be involved in that type of activity during school time."
However, teacher Al Levie did follow procedure in developing the project, Hicks said. "The last thing I want people to think is that the teacher didn't follow policy or did something wrong. He did everything he was supposed to do."
Levie said Jose Martinez, assistant superintendent for secondary education, called him Monday morning to say that the trip would be canceled.
The students were upset by the news, Levie said. Although he doesn't know if the decision was prompted by political pressure, it was a shame that a valuable learning experience had been lost, Levie said.
If political pressure was responsible, he added: It would be "very disturbing that political pressure could be brought to bear to stop the project. If so, it's the antithesis of democracy. We're not teaching kids good values when a learning experience can be canceled by partisan politics."
On Friday the Free Republic Web site posted a Journal Times story about the project with this header "Racine, WI - Need FReeper help to counter massive liberal GOTV effort using public school students! To read all the posted comments check out http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1261500/posts
For more information, see Tuesday's print edition of The Journal Times.
Good! I'm glad they put a stop to this.
This wasn't a bipartisan effort. It was an effort to go out to democrat strongholds and get people to vote.
Funny the way he phrases that:
"Not everybody wanted to be bipartisian" .....
Gee, when a democrat-pushing-group is claiming that, I wonder if he really didn't mean that "we got caught pushing democrats to a democrat vote rally and I have to cover my b*ttby claiming the repubbies don't want to play "my way" at my rally."
THis is my brother's former high school...would be largely Dem strongholds anyway...they must be hurtin to use kids to do their GOTV work...we're gonna win.
Do you have a better weblink for the FR thread?
Pajama people rule!
Between talk radio and the net the tide is turning against all the liberal dirty tricks that have been going on for decades.
Do they serve the malteds in the cafeteria?
Awesome. Some FReepers helped smack down liberal voter schemes. And BTW, I do NOT believe for a minute that "some groups didn't want to participate" so it turned into a "partisan" effort. Nonsense. Bet the local Pubblie office was NEVER contacted.
Or perhaps left leaning organizations did not want to participate with Republican organizations involved. Then again, there are some who would say (wrongly) that the NAACP is a "non-partisan" organization just because they have a 501c3 tax status that prohibits the national organization from making endorsements/advocacy of candidates and legislation.
Actually I'm not sure. But that's a picture of the school. I went there and graduated back in 1990.
The last time I saw this technique used was for the Vietnam Moratorium marches. They let the school out for the day.
In some neighborhoods, they will canvas the area and go door to door 3 times on election day. I am not suggesting that they are trying to get those people to vote multiple times (such a crime is best conducted by those on the inside as they are less likely to talk about their crime). I AM saying that a resident had better have a good excuse for the DNC knock and drag team when they come by the same house three times and someone has to say "NO, I won't go to the polls". Figure in the felons that they have on some of the details. I call it intimidation. Do immigrants know that they can say "NO" to these thugs?
Michigan's DAs who laughed at Michael Moore's antics have cleared the way for DNC operatives to continue to buy votes with cigarettes, drinks, or walking around money.
If it is okay to buy votes with underwear, Ramen noodles, free meals, and six-packs of beer (all advocated by Michael Moore) then buying votes smokes and hard cash in small amounts and crack cocaine must not be the state crime that I always thought it was.
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