Electoral Work: Electing Education Champions
We’re excited to announce our education champions running in the 2019 Memphis election. Cast your vote with confidence that each of these leaders will act with urgency in office to raise our graduation rates and improve our education outcomes for Memphis youth.
- Tami Sawyer - Mayor
- Britney Thornton - District 4
- Michalyn Easter-Thomas - District 7
- Darrick Dee Harris - District 8-1
- Erica Sugarmon - District 9-1
- Mauricio Calvo - District 9-2
- Dr. Jeff Warren - District 9-3
The City of Memphis Municipal Election will be held Thursday, October 3, 2019. Early voting will be held from Friday, September 13 through Saturday, September 28.
Are you registered to vote in Memphis? Look up your voter registration status here.
About Stand's Endorsement Process
A large part of achieving progress in building better public schools is to ensure that the individuals in charge of education policy are making the best decisions when it comes to our children’s future.
When an election occurs that impacts education – whether it is local school boards or state representatives – we have to determine whether or not to get involved. Our parent and member endorsement process helps us understand if a candidate is a leader who will stand up for what is best for children in our education system.
Not just anyone can be endorsed by Stand for Children. We run a rigorous endorsement process. By using surveys, forums, and candidate interviews, our parents and members are given the opportunity to ask tough questions of candidates to understand where they stand on key issues. From there we decide who has what it takes to be an education champion.
Electing education champions is a key part of education advocacy. All together, we can create change.