Posted by Steven Levin on June 24, 2016 at 2:07 PM
2016 is the Year of the Education Election, and CCSA Advocates has been very busy working to elect to the state legislature and local school boards candidates who are passionate about improving public education for all students. For the June 2016 primary election, our staff and parent, teacher and student volunteers traversed the state to spread the message about great candidates such as Madison Nguyen (Assembly District 27), Barbara Hale (Riverside County Board of Education), Mark Powell (San Diego County Board of Education) and Amber Childress (Alameda County Board of Education) – to name a few. These leaders earned our support because they have the experience and passion to build better schools for students and families across the state. Once elected, they are in a position to make a direct impact on your children and schools.
From registering people to vote to knocking on doors and making phone calls, we encouraged people to learn about the candidates and to get involved in our important mission and movement. And our work paid off, with enormous success electing or advancing candidates to office in the June election.
But our work is not done. Now we are turning our attention to the November General Election, where we will to work to support even more candidates who understand what it takes to create high-quality education for all children, regardless of their zip code. In the coming months we will be introducing you to new candidates in your area and enlisting your support. The charter school movement is gaining momentum – but we need the help and active involvement of members like you to sustain and grow it.
Here are a few quick and easy things that you can do right now to get involved and support our work:
- Donate to the Charter Community PAC to support our candidates
- Sign up for our newsletter and encourage others to do the same
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on our work
Together, we can strengthen California public education... one vote at a time.