TO THE HONORABLE Emily MacDonald : Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of Woodland Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 2, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of Governing Board Member, in Woodland Joint Unified School District, Trustee Area 2. The grounds for the recall are as follows:

We are seeking to recall Governing Board Member, Trustee Emily MacDonald in response to statements that she made about the transgender community at the June 15, 2023 school board meeting. In her commentary, Trustee MacDonald referred to transgender people as a “social contagion” and stated that the “normalization of transgender identity” has had “unintended consequences.” The school district and school board has repeatedly affirmed their commitment to create a “safe, supportive, and inclusive environment” for all of Woodland’s students. Trustee MacDonald’s divisive comments undermined this critical function of the school board. These statements about transgender persons were ignorant, dehumanizing, and created a greater risk of physical danger for Woodland’s LGBTQIA+ students.

When Trustee MacDonald ran for school board, she did not disclose these controversial views on the LGBTQIA+ community as a candidate for office. In light of these recent public statements, we believe that the voters of Trustee Area 2 deserve a chance to decide whether they want Trustee MacDonald to continue to represent them.