Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Six Figures

Word is circulating among Kansas political professionals that the Republican party has opened the floodgates, allocating $1 million to right-wing candidates running for re-election to the board of education in 2006. That means that creationists such as John Bacon, Connie Morris, Ken Williard, and Iris VanMeter might have as much as $100,000 at their disposal for the primary election alone.

It goes without saying that this kind of cash is unprecedented in the history of Kansas school board elections.

To mount a serious challenge, moderate, pro-science candidates such as Harry McDonald, Don Weiss, Tim Cruz, Sally Cauble, and Kent Runyan will need strong financial support from supporters of science education across the country.

We won an enormous victory in Dover yesterday, but that was but one battle in an ongoing war. The political battle to elect a board with a moderate, pro-science majority will, RSR believes, become the next front in that war.

That means supporters of science education need to put their money where their mouth is. Red State Rabble is in the process of putting together a list of addresses for candidates who pledge to reverse the disastrous policies of the present board majority.

We ask you not only to donate yourself, but to ask your friends, family, and colleagues to donate, as well.


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