Last week, my colleague Parasa Chanramy and I attended an event for Stand-endorsed candidates Teresa Alonso Leon and Janelle Bynum. Their sense of community and value for equity in education was palpable, not only from the personal stories they told, but by the number of community representatives that packed the room.
As a small-business owner and electrical engineer, Janelle understands the importance of engaging students with interesting, vocational education opportunities in high school. Teresa's experience as a parent organizer--working with parents to improve school attendance--will complement Janelle's background. We cannot wait to work more with Janelle and Teresa because we know they will listen to parents' concerns and stand up for children.
Learn more about Janelle and Teresa, and other new leadership we are excited to see join the Oregon Legislature. These potential leaders will stand up for children, and that's why it's so important to remember to fill in your ballot by November 8!