Thanks To Speak UP’s Movement of Moms, We Can Change Kids’ Lives On May 16

Thanks To Speak UP’s Movement of Moms, We Can Change Kids’ Lives On May 16

It’s been a long and contentious election season, but there’s been one inspiring, unsung aspect that sets this election apart from any other school board race we have seen in Los Angeles: Speak UP members have created a powerful grassroots movement of parents rising up to demand change on May 16.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we want to celebrate our Speak UP moms from all kinds of LAUSD schools – traditional neighborhood schools, charters, pilots, magnets and dual language immersion schools – who have joined together to knock on doors and call voters to get out the word about Nick Melvoin and his kids-first agenda.

Mothers make all kinds of sacrifices for their kids, and Speak UP moms have given up countless weekend and evening hours with their own kids in order to help create positive change in the lives of all kids in Los Angeles. We are in awe.

And now we need to finish the job by getting out the vote for Nick and by going to the polls ourselves to cast our votes on Tuesday.

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Speak UP Endorsements: The Case For Nick Melvoin and Allison Holdorff Polhill

Speak UP Endorsements: The Case For Nick Melvoin and Allison Holdorff Polhill

Last week we presented a detailed case against the status quo incumbent Steve Zimmer. Now we turn our attention to the two qualified, kids-first candidates in the race, Nick Melvoin and Allison Holdorff Polhill. While voters must choose one, Speak UP is endorsing both candidates because we have avid supporters of each among our parent membership base, and both have demonstrated they will put the interests of kids before the interest of adult special interest groups. 

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Speak UP Forum Jan. 9: First Joint Appearance For LAUSD BD4 Candidates

Speak UP Forum Jan. 9: First Joint Appearance For LAUSD BD4 Candidates

All four candidates running to represent LAUSD Board District 4 in the March 7 election will appear together for the first time at the Speak UP Candidate Forum in Venice on Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m.

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