Post-Election Message from Stand’s CEO, Jonah Edelman

November 8, 2010 at 7:01 am Leave a comment

Friends and Colleagues:

Tuesday’s election saw the emergence of Stand for Children as a multi-state electoral force for students. 

By reaching more than 55,000 targeted voters through grassroots volunteer outreach (five times more than in 2008) and strategically investing more than $1 million (15 times more than in 2008) in Colorado, Washington, Illinois, and Oregon, Stand helped protect an overwhelming majority of the legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, who stood tall for students earlier this year. 

And here’s something else that’s striking: while none of the legislators we backed lost because of their vote to improve educator effectiveness, Stand helped unseat several legislators who voted for the status quo.

As I note in a blog post in today’s Huffington Post, a shift is underway.  In a few Stand affiliate states, defending the status quo in public education is becoming more politically risky than backing bold, thoughtful proposals to boost the performance of schools and students.

Thank you so much for all you do!

Jonah

Jonah Edelman
CEO – Stand for Children
503-997-5355 (cell)
jedelman@stand.org

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