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Letter: Seniors pull support

Dear city of Aspen,

In response to the letter to the editor published in the April 17 Aspen Times regarding the Aspen High School students’ opinion on Referendum 1 (“Students for Referendum 1”), a number of seniors would like to revoke our signatures from the petition. A few students from Aspen High just returned from a visit to Washington, D.C., and got the opportunity to meet with Sen. Cory Gardner and three other Colorado representatives. Among the many concepts we studied, we learned the importance of an informed vote. Very few students who agreed to sign the petition for Referendum 1 knew the facts of the bill. It was a mistake for the majority of us to sign without individually researching what the

law would actually mean for Aspen. We are speaking on the behalf of a small group of seniors, but we understand that many other seniors who are not specified below may feel the same way. In that case, the petition should not be taken seriously. We apologize for our misinformed support for this bill and hope that this serves as a lesson to make an informed vote for any student who wishes to be an active member of their community.

Julia Budsey

Jordan Cottrell

Marta Galambos

Evan Morris

Ross Pingatore

Megan Doherty