GO’s 2016 Endorsements
GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates has endorsed the following Oakland school board candidates for the November 2016 elections.
District 1 — Jody London
District 3 — Jumoke Hinton Hodge
District 5 — Huber Trenado
District 7 — James Harris
Review all of the candidate’s questionnaires and Endorsement Day interviews.
GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates has endorsed the following ballot measures in 2016.
GO’s Endorsement Process
We send a questionnaire to each candidate that focuses on their policy positions and leadership experience
. Once we collect completed versions from the candidates, the questionnaires are shared with our community
, who then have a chance to provide feedback and let us know what they think.
We send invites to our community to attend a live interview day
, where candidates are asked a series of questions in front of our community members. Based on the candidates’ interviews, we collect feedback from our constituents
in the room.
Based on the candidate questionnaires
, candidate interviews
, and feedback from our community
, our Leadership Council votes on endorsements
GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates’ community plays an active role in local elections — endorsing candidates for Oakland school board, engaging on education-related ballot measures, and ensuring voters have information about education issues.
We are proud of how our candidate interview and endorsement process benefits our community:
- Families, educators, and other community members gain important information and consider each candidate’s and/or measure’s qualifications.
- The process creates dialogue that allows community members to clarify values and priorities for all students within our public education system.
- We provide information for the general voting public as citizens consider how to vote.