Here at Educate78, we seek to ensure that every child across Oakland’s 78 square miles has genuine access to a world class public education. In pursuit of this vision, we fund school improvement for district and charter public schools, support teacher and school leader training and retention, and promote parent empowerment and engagement. As a 501c3 not-profit organization focused on grant-making and programs, we don’t usually wade into elections… but sometimes a proposed policy measure is important enough that we feel the need to speak up.
That’s why we support YES on Measure A, an important funding measure on the Alameda County ballot this June 5 Primary Election. Measure A will help support children across Alameda County, including Oakland’s 78 square miles, and therefore we strongly urge you to support it in every way you can. The passage of Measure A is key to the on-going success of the Oakland Promise, an initiative led by Mayor Libby Schaff that we have been supporting since its start. Later, this November, there will be another measure at the City ballot level, which will also help, but for now we hope you and your networks can join us in helping pass Measure A. Why?
Alameda County is facing a child care crisis:
However, this crisis can be combatted with Alameda County’s Measure A:
The policy was crafted by over 1,200 parents, child care providers, educators, and child development experts at over 95 listening sessions throughout Alameda County. As the San Francisco Chronicle endorsement of Measure A reads: “This is a crisis with social and economic consequences that merits a vigorous public-policy response. Alameda County has found a way to do it right”
Let’s help all of Alameda County’s children thrive today. Vote YES on Measure A on June 5.
P.S. Measure A also still needs volunteers! Can you help Get Out The Vote (GOTV) anytime June 2-5? Sign up here or contact the Measure A Campaign Manager Casey Farmer at 510-393-0388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.