I just realized I’ve been neglecting what I have been telling others to do, get involved in local school board races.
I’m not a walking sack of money, like Lane Grigsby, but I can do my part to make candidates that actually support public schools and democracy more visible to voters. (Grigsby wants candidates that will replace public schools with irresponsible charter schools and that will listen to him, not voters or constituents. I feel his goals are tyrannical and destructive to our communities and Democracy and his tactics of supporting candidates through multiple companies he owns to circumvent contribution limits an affront to our laws and a measure of his character and the character of the candidates he supports. )
EBR recently voted to reduce the number of school board seats from 11 to 9. After this shakeup I wasn’t exactly sure which district I was in, nor whom the candidates were I had available to vote for. If you are a candidate in a local school board race inside EBR or outside and would like to get your message out and speak to constituents that might have questions for you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will also be contacting candidates on my own to see if they would agree to be interviewed for possible endorsements and to report their answers publicly.