2. Overview<br /><ul><li> Elements of a School Board Race
4. Key Takeaways
5. Discussion</li></li></ul><li>“I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work. We are supposed to work it.”<br /> ~Alexander Woollcott<br />The New Yorker Magazine<br /> in the 1930s<br />
6. Elements of a Race<br />Activist Recruitment<br />Fundraising<br />Training<br />
7. The Candidate<br /><ul><li>Was the candidate recruited from our strong community alliances?
8. Does the candidate hold up against a rigorous endorsement review process?
9. Is this candidate fearless and willing to work harder than volunteers?
10. Does the candidate have financial resources?
11. Will this candidate take direction?</li></li></ul><li>Dallas ISD 2009 Races<br />
12. Dallas <br />Endorsed 3 candidates in the special election<br />Two seats - Parrott and Nutall - were elected <br />Even when you don’t win, you win.<br />
13. Tactics and costs<br />
14. Why we won<br />Overlapping groups of voters<br />Aggressive voter contact of known school board voters<br />Robust voter contact of all ISD employees by our members (expansion universe)<br />Partnering with the candidates<br />Phonebanking out of the Alliance-AFT office<br />Technical assistance (list management)<br />Encouragement and coaching<br />
15. How elections support Organizing<br />After filing a grievance, more than 100 teachers received $222,875 in performance pay<br />Parrott was one of three members of the grievance board<br />DISD Trustees that had been non-responsive or hostile changed their attitude towards the local president.<br />The DISD School Board stopped threatening consultation<br />
16. WE have the POWER!<br />Questions? Please feel free to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org<br />