LOS ANGELES – Today, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Candidate and former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg announced her endorsement from labor leader and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta.
As a progressive leader in labor and civil rights, and a champion for our communities in education, Jackie continues to earn widespread support from stakeholders and community leaders in her candidacy to replace disgraced Board Member Ref Rodriguez in the March 5 Special Election.
“For more than 45 years, you Jackie, have been active with me and stood along side me in supporting people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. That is why I know that you will do all in your power to ensure that students achieve at least grade level achievement in reading, and math. I know you will work to see to it that all students in Board District #5 have a supportive voice.”
“I am very grateful to Dolores Huerta for her partnership and friendship over the years, as well as, her continued leadership in our community. Dolores’ life is a testament what can be accomplished with tenacity and determination, and I will continue to see her as an inspiration and partner as we work on behalf of LAUSD students,” said Jackie Goldberg. “Together, we can fight to make sure our public schools get the resources they need to give every child the education they deserve, and resist the efforts of billionaires to privatize our schools.”
About Jackie Goldberg:
Jackie Goldberg is running to become the LAUSD Board Member for District 5 which includes Los Feliz, Eagle Rock, and cities in the southeast Los Angeles County, including South Gate, Bell, Cudahy and Huntington Park, among others. She served as a teacher in Compton for 16 years. A founding member of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, she won a seat on the LAUSD Board in 1983 and served as President of the Board from 1989-1991. In 1993, Jackie won a seat on the Los Angeles City Council representing the 13th District. There, she authored the original “Living Wage” in L.A. In 2000, she was elected to the California State Assembly. She served for six years, authoring landmark LGBT legislation and two State Education Bond Issues that helped LAUSD build new schools to relieve half-day sessions, over-crowded classrooms, and multi-track year-round schools.
Later, Jackie coordinated a five-year grant to ensure that all middle school teachers in Compton had California teaching credentials and the skills to narrow the achievement gap. Jackie currently chairs a Workgroup in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office that helps secure entry-level City jobs for local veterans, disabled workers, transgender workers, and seniors as well as low-income, formerly incarcerated, homeless and formerly homeless individuals.