We’re endorsing these 10 champions for education and justice

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The Stand for Children Washington Political Action Committee (PAC) is proud to make election endorsements of education and justice champions who will be strong, independent voices for putting the best interests of young people first.

Our Endorsement Process

Through our endorsement process, including questionnaires and interviews as necessary, we identify candidates in each election cycle who share our values and our vision of building systems that are student-centered. In an arena dominated by political parties, we strive to remain non-partisan and student-focused. We fearlessly and unapologetically challenge the status quo in pursuit of solutions that will help every student succeed.

To receive an endorsement from our PAC, candidates must demonstrate that they are clearly aligned with and supportive of our priorities, including:

  • increasing the number of BIPOC students and students furthest from educational justice who receive a relevant and meaningful high school diploma;
  • reducing the harmful impacts of juvenile legal system involvement on young people’s opportunities; and
  • creating safe and equitable learning environments that cultivate belonging and affirm students’ intersecting identities.

Initial 2022 Endorsements

As the 2022 General Election approaches on November 8, 2022, the Stand for Children Washington PAC is proud to announce our initial* round of sole endorsements for ten champions of young people in Washington state, including:

NamePartyDistrictPosition
Rep. Tarra Simmons D23Rep. Pos. 1
Sen. Yasmine TrudeauD27Senator
Rep. Mari LeavittD28Rep. Pos. 1
Sen. Claire WilsonD30Senator
Rep. Jamila TaylorD30Rep. Pos. 1
Chris VanceI31Senator
Julia ReedD36Rep. Pos. 1
Julio CortesD38Rep. Pos. 1
Mary FosseD38Rep. Pos. 2
Rep. April BergD44Rep. Pos. 2
Stand for Children Washington PAC initial 2022 endorsements

If elected, we believe these ten candidates will center the needs of young people and work to address the existing harmful inequities in our education and justice systems. (*Keep an eye out for further endorsements from Stand throughout the month of September.)

Check Your Voter Registration Status

Washington voters have until October 31st to register or update their mailing address online or via mail, and voters may update their registration or register for the first time in-person until election day, November 8th.

It’s easy and secure to register online, by mail with a paper form, or at a county elections office. You can your registration at VoteWA.gov.

Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a sentence of total confinement in prison.

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