Join us in our mission to engage, educate and activate public school parents to advocate for excellent, equitable public education at their schools, in their communities, with elected representatives and at the ballot box.
CALIFORNIA EDUCATES 1 IN 7 STUDENTS IN THE U.S.
Fewer than half of all California public school students can read at grade level.
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.
The mission of Speak UP is to engage, educate and activate parents and community members to advocate for excellent, equitable public education at their children’s schools, in their communities, with elected representatives and at the ballot box.