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Submitted by on 1, December 28, 2009 – 3:23 pm2 Comments

Proponents of a recall of three school board members who voted to implement anti-gay bullying lessons in Alameda’s public schools have called a halt to their recall efforts.

“S.E.R.V.E. Alameda, proponents of the Recall of Jensen, Mooney, (and) Neil (sp) Tam, are withdrawing from our signature-gathering campaign, thus no longer seeking to recall these three Board Members,” S.E.R.V.E.’s Kevin and Kellie Wood wrote in a letter to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters.

The signature-gathering deadline would have been Tuesday.

More to come.


  • Jon Spangler says:

    What a wonderful belated Christmas present and a blessing to our community!

    Although I suspected and hoped that the recall effort did not have broad community support, having the recall effort fail before sufficient signatures were gathered seemed too much to hope for. But behold, we have received tidings of great joy, and a sign this is a truly tolerant and accepting community….

    Perhaps now those who preached intolerance and exclusion will take another look at why the Caring Schools Curriculum is so important to every child in our schools.

  • Mark Dietrich says:

    An open letter to Kellie Wood, founder of Serve Alameda:

    Thank you and your husband for stopping your recall effort. You’ve made Alameda a secure and safe place once again, a place that tolerates and respects differing viewpoints, a place that is welcoming and inviting, and a place that is not homophobic.

    Bless you. This is what your Jesus would have done. He’d tell you, “Well done, good and faithful servant, for I have no room for hatred, bigotry, homophobia, or discrimination in My house.”

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