In response to the article "Denham recall backers give up" (May 5): Don't believe that Sen. Don Perata has called off the dogs. This is simply more political gamesmanship. By announcing he is "giving up" his attempt to recall Sen. Jeff Denham, Perata is attempting to dry up financial support for Denham and lower voter turnout. This issue is already on the ballot, so he can't just pull it off because he had a "change of heart." Don't be fooled by Perata's strategic move to secure the recall of a very conscientious and committed elected representative. Continue to support someone who supports the needs of the valley; get out and vote no to the recall on election day.