May 2019 Candidate Guide (PDF Link)
This year, 24 progressive candidates of color are running for seats on their local school boards, community college, education service district, and parks & recreation district boards. Notably,
75% are women
67% are first-time candidates
54% are under the age of 35
100% of these candidates have pledged to uphold the following racial justice tenets throughout their campaigns, and if elected, throughout their governance:
The right to an excellent public education -- including policy changes to a system that continues to disproportionately fail students of color
A criminal justice system that ensures fair and dignified treatment of individuals
A clean and healthy environment, protected from climate change
A fair shot for working families, including access to a living wage and family-friendly workplace accommodations
The fundamental right to access quality and affordable healthcare
Safe and legal access to reproductive healthcare, including abortion, pre- and post-natal care
Civil rights regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, immigration status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, physical or intellectual disability, health, income, language, political affiliation or religion
Voting that is free, fair and accessible.
A stronger pipeline for progressive candidates of color
Vote by May 21, 2019. Find your ballot drop box location here.