Electoral Work: Electing Education Champions
Stand supported candidate, Andrea Cobb, was the first African American woman elected to the Tacoma School Board in 2015.
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 there is an election that impacts education – from local school boards to 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 kids in our education system.
Not just anyone can be endorsed by Stand. We run a rigorous endorsement process. Using surveys, forums, and candidate interviews, our parents and members ask the 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.
Once we endorse a candidate, we want that candidate to win. To help them do so, we engage our members and supporters to assist us with:
- door knocking
- phone banking
- direct mail
- radio ads
- and other tactics
Electing education champions is a key part of education advocacy. All together, we can create change.