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 />
Elements of a Race<br />Activist Recruitment<br />Fundraising<br />Training<br />
The Candidate<br /><ul><li>Was the candidate recruited from our strong community alliances?
Does the candidate hold up against a rigorous endorsement review process?
Is this candidate fearless and willing to work harder than volunteers?
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 />
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 />
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