Elected Representative School Board Update
RYH has been working with CODE (Communities Organized for Democracy in Education) for many weeks collecting signatures in a precinct-based campaign to get a referendum on the November ballot for an elected school board. We have made great progress and will be wrapping up the campaign this weekend. Please email us if you can help collect signatures this weekend at email@example.com.
You may have seen the news coverage that ten alderman were trying to put forth a resolution for a ward-based referendum on the ballot and that Alderman Joe Moore who had agreed to put forth the resolutions through his Human Relations Committee changed his mind at the last minute based on a technicality. He claimed that he couldn't put it forth for a vote because it was submitted three minutes late. While the legal counsel at city hall approved it and the resolution was put on the agenda, we understand that the Mayor's office does not want this referendum on the ballot and will work hard to prevent it from being there.
ERSB CAMPAIGN IS STILL ON
We need your help this weekend to wrap up the campaign. CODE has groups working in numerous precincts throughout the city, so email us and we will plug you in. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a list of alderman and where they stand on this issue. Let us know if you have more information.
Aldermen's stand on ERSB as of 7/24/12:
|Ward||Name||Stand on Elected Representative Schhol Board (ERSB)|
|1||Proco Joe Moreno|
|8||Michelle A. Harris|
|14||Edward M. Burke|
|19||Matthew O'Shea||Contacted/No Response|
|21||Howard Brookins Jr.|
|24||Michael Chandler||Contacted/No Response|
|25||Daniel Solis||Contacted/No Response|
|27||Walter Burnett, Jr.|
|29||Deborah L. Graham|
|30||Ariel Reboyras||Contacted/No Response|
|35||Rey Colón||Contacted/No Response|
|39||Margaret Laurino||Contacted/No Response|
|40||Patrick J. O'Connor||Contacted/No Response|
|44||Thomas M. Tunney||Contacted/No Response|
|46||James Cappleman||Contacted/No Response|
|50||Debra Silverstein||Contacted/No Response|