I’m proud to announce that our campaign for quality education got a big boost from some new endorsements. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is endorsing, as is GO Public Schools. These two endorsements are coupled with key endorsements from current School Board directors Jumoke Hinton and Gary Yee. See all endorsements here. And if you are willing to add your name to the endorsement list, let me know!
And I would be remiss if I didn’t note some endorsements if my own.
- I am enthusiastically supporting California Prop. 15, the Schools and Communities First initiative that closes the corporate loopholes that were put in place with Prop 13 in the 1970s. Prop 15 restores some of the funding to schools by asking corporations to pay their fair share of property taxes.
- I am endorsing Oakland Measure Y. This provides needed funds to update our school facilities, and for District 3 in particular, funds are designated for our high school, McClymonds.
- I’m also endorsing my friend Maiya Edgerly who, like me is running for the District 3 seat on the school board. In a ranked choice voting environment it’s important that you make a first second and third choice on your ballot. I hope you’ll mark me as your first choice, and choose Maiya for your second choice. And for your third choice I recommend Maximo Santana.
- If you vote in other Oakland districts, I endorse Leroy Gaines in District 5, Dr. Clifford Thompson and Bronché Taylor in District 7 , and Austin Dannhaus in District 1.
Every Oakland voter will receive a ballot in the mail for this election. I encourage you to fill out your ballot and mail it back as soon as you receive it. This year, more than ever, every vote needs to be counted!