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VOTE YES! Measure S will strengthen our community and our children’s future.

  Lea en español abajo Dear GO Advocates Community, Over the past several weeks, our Campaign Action Team has been hitting the sidewalks of Oakland to share aboutMeasure S and the importance of it passing. This team is composed of immigrant parents whose children, just like yours, attend Oakland public schools. Having worked in education […]

Guest Blog with Nunu Kidane! Measure S is about the success of Oakland students. Vote YES.

Lea en español abajo Dear Oakland Community, On this year’s ballot, Oakland voters will be asked if non-citizen parents should have the right to vote in school board elections.  For us – two women who have lived the experience of the East Bay immigrant families we now advocate alongside – the answer is simple. Vote […]

Oakland Parents Lead the Movement!

  Lea en español abajo   Dear GO Community, Vote-by-mail ballots have been sent to the homes of Oakland voters and the November 8th election is only a few weeks away. This means we only have a short amount of time to continue spreading the importance of voting YES on Measure S and elevating the voices behind […]

ONE WEEK TO VOTE: A guide for Oakland education voters / UNA SEMANA PARA VOTAR: Una guía para los votantes de educación de Oakland

Lea en español abajo Dear GO Supporter, This election, Oakland voters are faced with big choices about the future of Oakland schools. With only one week until election day, it’s crucial you have the resources necessary to cast your vote. Vote “YES” on Measure S and Measure H GO Advocates and a team of Oakland […]

Students finish their first year in-person since the start of the pandemic

Dear GO Community, Congratulations to our students, their families, and teachers for completing a school year unlike any they’ve experienced before. Not only did our students and their support systems navigate the uncertainties of a global pandemic, they did so while adapting to new ways of learning, teaching, and working together.  One of the many […]

GO endorses school facilities bond and youth vote // GO apoya a la medida de las instalaciones escolares y el voto de los jóvenes

*Ver en español abajo. Through our community-driven process, GO is excited to announce our official endorsement in support of two important measures on November’s ballot: Measure Y (a school facilities bond) and Measure QQ (that would give 16- and 17-year olds  the right to vote in school board elections).   As we do with all of […]

Who did the GO community endorse in Districts 1 and 5 for OUSD School Board?

Yesterday we announced who our GO community endorsed in District 3 and District 7. Today we’re so excited to announce our District 1 and District 5 candidates! It was inspiring to see over 200 of you over the last few weeks as we gathered on Zoom to interview candidates for the four school board seats […]

Announcing GO’s endorsement decisions for OUSD School Board in D3 and D7

We’re so excited to be kicking off our election season with the announcement of who our community has chosen to endorse for the OUSD School Board races in District 3 and District 7! It was inspiring to see over 200 of you over the last few weeks as we gathered on Zoom to interview candidates […]

2020 Elections: Get Involved

The 2020 OUSD School Board elections are just around the corner, and we’ve endorsed: In District 3, our community is excited to announce a dual endorsement of Maiya Edgerly and Mark Hurty! In District 7, our community has endorsed Dr. Clifford Thompson! In District 5, our community has endorsed Leroy Gaines! In District 1, our community has endorsed Austin […]

GO’s March 3rd Education Voter Guide

March 3rd is a big day for Oakland students. Voters will go to the polls to make important decisions that will shape educational opportunity right here in Alameda County, across the state of California, and in the presidential primary. Voting is already underway. You can vote by mail now through March 3, or you can […]

Our Elections Volunteers are 🔥 🔥 🔥

As election day nears, let’s take a moment to breathe and appreciate what it looks and feels like to be a part of a people-powered campaign to ensure a great school board for our kids. For the last 6 weeks, our incredible community has been knocking on doors, writing postcards and making calls to elect […]

2018 School Board Election: 4 Ways You Can Get Involved

The 2018 OUSD School Board elections are just around the corner, and we’ve endorsed incumbent Director Aimee Eng for District 2 and Oakland education veteran Dr. Gary Yee for District 4.

While Director Eng is running unopposed, Dr. Yee will only have the opportunity to lead on behalf of our students if he is able to get elected on November 6th. He needs your help to do that. Here are 5 ways you can help!



2017-18 Teacher Policy Fellowship Application Open!

The application to be a part of the next cohort of GO Teacher Policy Fellows is now live – click here to apply! To inquire more about the process, please contact our Manager of Educator Community, Angela Badami-Knight, at As a classroom teacher, it is difficult to pinpoint all of the moving parts that shape […]

JOIN: Volunteer With GO!

The process of electing great school board members is a community effort and requires the collaboration and cooperation of leaders throughout Oakland. We’ve succeeded in electing great school board members in 2012 and 2014 because of our strong, dedicated network of volunteers. Sign up to volunteer below for phone banks and walks.  Be sure to scroll down […]

Join Us: School Board Candidate Questionnaires

As part of our 2016 school board candidate endorsement process, GO Public Schools Oakland Advocates asked each candidate to complete a questionnaire. This year, we split our questionnaires into two sections. The first addresses a candidate’s positions on various issues, while the second focuses on their leadership experience. These questionnaires provide critical information about the […]

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