From: Nicole Olcott
To: Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Mike Schultz, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Timothy D. Hawkes, Raymond Ward, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Sandra Hollins, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Fred Cox, Sophia DiCaro, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Kim Coleman, Earl Tanner, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, Scott H. Chew, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Derrin Owens, Val Peterson, Bradley Daw, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Norm Thurston, Francis Gibson, Michael McKell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Brad King, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson, Luz Escamilla, Jim Dabakis, Gene Davis, Jani Iwamoto, Karen Mayne, Wayne Harper, Deidre Henderson, Brian Shiozawa, Wayne Niederhauser, Lincoln Fillmore, Howard Stephenson, Daniel Thatcher, Mark Madsen, Al Jackson, Margaret Dayton, curt, Peter Knudson, Ann Millner, Allen Christensen, Scott Jenkins, Jerry Stevenson, Stuart Adams, Todd Weiler, Ralph Okerlund, Lyle Hillyard, Kevin Van Tassell, David Hinkins, Evan Vickers, Steve Urquhart,
Subject: Friday's Department of Education Letter
Date: Sat May 14 22:48:43 MDT 2016
Dear Legislators-

Monday will be the first day I have ever been afraid to send my two daughters to public school in Utah. I grew up in southern California, and chose to raise my family here in Utah because I felt sure that they would be safer here. I don't want to live in fear that something bad might happen to them when I send them to school. Please please please, I beg you, to hear the outcry of Utah parents and support Utah's public school students! They deserve to be able to use restroom, locker room and shower facilities in which only students of their same biological gender are present. We need our children to feel safe more than we need federal funds, especially when they come with so many strings attached! I will  personally  donate whatever time and money I can to making up for federal funds lost. I'm sure most Utah parents will too. We mustn't sacrifice the safety and confidence of the majority of kids for the comfort of a small minority. The federal government doesn't have the authority to bully Utah schools into compliance and if they do, it will lead to a mass exodus into private and  home schools. We MUST protect our kids!

Thank you, 

Nicole Olcott
119 W 200 N
Centerville, UT