2020 Elections in Oregon

Elections | 11/04/2020

Toya Fick
Executive Director, Stand for Children Oregon

We're proud to say that last night we together made incredible progress here in Oregon on the path to building a better tomorrow for our students.

You put in so much work to elect candidates and measures that will make an impact. With nearly 200 Stand volunteers working on races across the state we reached over 30,000 voters with 8,000 text messages, 1,500+ phone calls and countless handwritten postcards.  

That effort and advocacy paid off. Portland Public Schools will now be able to make an historic investment in our schools including building a Center for Black Student Excellence, Eugene Public Libraries will be able to extend their hours and offer more resources, and 3 & 4-year-olds in Multnomah County will soon have access to tuition free preschool. 

Thank you for all you’ve done to support us in our efforts and the efforts of the below campaigns to advocate for your fellow Oregonians.

We're so proud to have advocated alongside you for so many important races and we're grateful to the below campaigns for sharing their gratitude for you with us: 

"This is Julia Brim-Edwards, and as the 2020 PPS School Bond Campaign Chair, I want to take a moment to thank all of the great volunteers with Stand for Children for your help on this campaign. I’m grateful for the equity work you do every day to support our students and public schools. At Stand for Children, you live up to your name every day, walking your talk … from supporting school board and legislative candidates who support public education; to working on statewide measures like Measure 98, to improve Oregon’s high school graduation rates; to working on local school levy and bond measures, Stand shows up!  

This was a bond that makes historic investments in equity and accessibility, and when I reached out early to Stand to ask for help the response was an enthusiastic yes.  Count us in!  Thank you for your early engagement, your financial support, and helping wherever we needed you. Your 30 volunteers helped with strategic advice, outreach emails, leafletting, text and phone banking, lawn sign distribution, and more! You were a critical part of this campaign, helping us with our equity focus and making a real difference!"

Julia Brim-Edwards, 2020 PPS School Bond Campaign Chair

"Team Patterson is incredibly grateful for the enthusiastic, high-energy support from Stand volunteers. We appreciate the phone bankers, the postcard writers, and everyone who came to one of our most fun virtual house parties of the year. You all have been quick to jump in and make a huge difference in this race!"

- Deb Patterson campaign team

"Stand for Children’s dedication to ensuring all students receive a high quality education has been shown through the organization’s support for the Eugene Public Library levy campaigns in both 2020 and 2015. The efforts of Stand for Children have been essential to pass the levy in 2015 and in our work to renew it in 2020 through their help planning the campaign, volunteering, and leading the community and voter outreach. 

The library levy is critical because so many children, families, and low-income community members rely on Eugene Public Library for internet, homework help, and more. Over 30% of the Library’s youth services are funded by the levy, and this funding keeps the branch libraries open, providing children and youth with a safe, positive place to be in their community. Thank you, Stand for Children!"

- Reed Davaz McGowan, Executive Director, Eugene Public Library Foundation

Now that we’ve elected even more education champions, we can continue on the path to progress in ensuring every student has access to the education they deserve. This process has just begun. Our existing and newly elected lawmakers are asking to hear from you! Can you share your story with them this December? It could influence the bills that are passed in this Spring’s legislative session. Sign up for the Oregon State Legislature’s Legislative Days now.

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