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Celebrating the work of FIA families, students and educators

It took weeks, but the 2022 Oakland Election results are finally final. Oakland has selected a new mayor and three new school board directors representing District’s 2, 4 and 6. Please see chart below for final results!

Before that, though, we can celebrate the undeniable impact FIA families, students and educators had on the 2022 election. We are so proud of the hundreds of FIA Oakland parent and youth leaders who used their voice and agency in this election cycle. Families proved how powerful they are in Oakland education.

Some of the highlights from the 2022 Election:

  • FIA organizers and family leaders knocked on 2,535 doors.
  • Over 40 FIA leaders conducted door-to-door canvassing to interview voters about education issues.
  • FIA organizers made 5,333 calls and received 1,194 commitments to vote from families.
  • In partnership with 20 Oakland district and charter schools, we hosted the largest candidate forum in Oakland, with 350 attendees.
  • During the election season, 24 FIA parent and youth leaders met with 13 school board candidates.

Congratulations to Jennifer Brouhard (D2 school board), Nick Resnick (D4 school board), Valarie Bachelor (D6 school board), and Mayor-elect Sheng Thao, who won their elections. We look forward to developing a strong partnership between these important elected officials and the families they are elected to represent.

We are thrilled that Measure H passed and Oakland high schools will have 14 more years of funding to increase A-G rates and college/career pathways. Another exciting victory is that of Measure S, which gives non-citizens the right to vote in school board elections.

Big thanks to everyone in the FIA community who gave their all this election. These results matter a lot. The school board directors were elected for 4-year terms and they have a lot of responsibility and are in powerful positions to decide if quality schools stay open. It’s so important we hold them accountable for their decisions and continue our push for access to quality schools for all students.

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