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GOP on anti-Luna incidents: ‘This is what happens when you fight status quo’

The Idaho Republican Party has issued a statement decrying "the recent incidents of harassment toward Superintendent Luna," saying, "This is what happens when you step out and fight against the status quo. As Idahoans we cannot let these scare tactics win." Click below to read the party's full statement.

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February 15, 2011                                                                 

Idaho GOP Responds to Hostile Attacks on Luna

Boise, ID- Idaho Republican Party State Chairman Norm Semanko issued the following statement in response to the recent incidents of harassment toward Superintendent Luna:

“This is what happens when you step out and fight against the status quo.  As Idahoans we cannot let these scare tactics win,” said Semanko.   “The Students Come First plan has obviously touched a nerve and rightly so. We know the opposition’s rhetoric and misinformation has gotten us to this point today, and we cannot let these hostile tactics win in the end.  We must do what’s right for Idaho students.”

Over the weekend an angry teacher showed up at Luna’s mother’s home, last night Luna’s truck was spray painted and his tires slashed, and there have been multiple incidents of harassment in public venues.

“Up to this point, the vocal minority has been spreading their propaganda without much resistance from the majority of Idahoans who support the plan.  It’s time for that to change.  It’s time for Idahoans who care about education to step up and take the time to express their support for Governor Otter and Superintendent Luna’s plan through civil means: contact their legislators, write letters to the editor, post on social media, and talk to their family and friends.”

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PAID Idaho Republican Party




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