LOS ANGELES – Today, more than 100 volunteers joined Jackie Goldberg to launch her campaign for LAUSD Board of Education District 5.
Volunteers are phoning, texting, and canvassing their neighbors in the northeast and southeast parts of Los Angeles during a large-scale grassroots effort to elect Jackie March 5. The robust volunteer turnout today follows growing momentum for Jackie Goldberg’s campaign including a recent endorsement from San Gabriel Valley Congresswoman Judy Chu.
As a recognized leader in education and her community, Jackie has earned widespread support from dozens of community leaders including Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Supervisor Sheila Keuhl, Assemblymember Maria Elena Durazo, District 5 parents, and educators and their union, UTLA.
“I am proud to launch this campaign with the support of so many parents, teachers, and students who want the best for our public schools,” said Jackie Goldberg. “Talking to voters is the core of our campaign and, if I am elected to represent the people of District 5, I will fight to make sure we have smaller classes and fully-funded schools that meet the needs of every student, teacher and parent.”
A former teacher and former member of the LAUSD Board, L.A. City Council, and State Assembly, Jackie Goldberg has more than 35 years of experience as a champion for students and public schools. She plans to use her experience to hit the ground running, champion educational equity, and give a voice to District 5’s underrepresented communities.
About Jackie Goldberg:
Jackie Goldberg is running to become LAUSD Board Member for District 5 which includes Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Hermon, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Mt. Washington, El Sereno, Elysian Heights, South Gate, Bell, Cudahy, Maywood and Huntington Park. After serving as teacher in Compton for nearly 20 years, she won a seat on the LAUSD Board, serving as President of the Board from 1989-1991. In 1994, she co-founded the L.A.C.E.R Afterschool Programs, which now serves more than 4000 middle school and high school students. She also served on L.A. City Council, where she authored the original “Living Wage” in L.A., and the California State Assembly, where she authored landmark LGBT legislation and two bonds that helped build new LAUSD schools to reduce overcrowding. Following her time in public office, Jackie coordinated a grant to ensure that all middle school teachers in Compton had California teaching credentials and the skills to narrow the achievement gap. A lifelong champion for equity and education, Jackie currently chairs a workgroup for Mayor Eric Garcetti that helps train disadvantaged Angelenos for entry-level City jobs.
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