GO’s 2018 Endorsements // Candidates

These are our endorsements for the 2018 OUSD school board elections. After an eventful Candidate Interview Day where we were able to get feedback from our community, we conferred with our Leadership Council to aid us in making these endorsements that are aligned with the feedback we received from over 100 members of our community.


District 2  Aimee Eng




Ballot Measures

Measure AA – Oakland Children’s Initiative

This November, we, as a community, have the opportunity to increase the funding available for education programs in our city via the Oakland Children’s Initiative, Measure AA. This parcel tax, if approved, would expand quality educational programming for our youngest Oaklanders, improve wages to support early childhood educators, and bring much-needed resources into our city’s educational programs cradle to college.

We encourage voters to vote Yes on Measure AA.


GO’s Endorsement Process

Step 1

Candidate Questionnaires

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.

Step 2

Candidate Interviews

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.

Step 3

Leadership Council

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.
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