Last night was a great night at the GO office. Feeling inspired by parents and teachers dedicating their time to phone bank for a great school board, I grabbed a camera and interviewed some of our volunteers. We've been averaging over 60 volunteers per week - parents, teachers, principals, and community members. It's been amazing.
You have to hear from Avi, a teacher in East Oakland, about why he came to make calls after a long day of teaching. It's also interesting to listen to Karen, a parent of three OUSD students, share about the surprising thing that is fun for her about phone banking.
Deanita, an OUSD parent and employee, really summed it up for me when she said, "it is so important that we get out and do the things we believe in that will make our city better."
Watch the video below for more:
I know each of you have an inspiring story to tell as well -- a reason this work to strengthen Oakland public schools resonates with you. Election day is just around the corner, and we need everyone's help in making this final push.
Sign up here to phonebank - we've only got 11 phone bank nights left before the election!
You can also sign up here to join us this Saturday when we knock on doors to talk to voters.
Also, some of our members will be hosting a BBQ this Saturday after our walk to thank all the volunteers who walk with us that morning. You won't want to miss the Indian-Mexican tacos! Sign up to walk with us and relax and socialize at the BBQ afterwards. Details coming to all RSVPed volunteers soon!