Our first! Fellows made over 130,000 contacts, collected over 12,000 valid signatures for Amendment 66, knocked on over 72,000 doors to educate voters about 4 great candidates for school board elections, and called over 27,000 residents. Denver fellows were part of an effort that increased turnout among contacted voters by over 30%, and all 4 of the candidates that fellows supported won that November.
Oakland & Richmond, CA
Both candidates that SFER endorsed in West Contra Costa won seats on the school board! In Oakland, our partnership with GO Public Schools focused on supporting Renato Almanzor in the most competitive race in the city. Though he didn’t win, there were great candidates in other districts who did, forming a board with the leadership to improve local schools.
Minneapolis fellows organized the largest school board campaign for the Minneapolis Public School Board election in the city's history. fellows endorsed candidate Don Samuels, a dedicated community leader, for a seat on the school board and reached over 75,000 Minneapolis voters. Don won in November 2013 election, thanks to the tireless Minneapolis fellows who supported him.