FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6, 2023
The Campaign for Our Shared Future Announces Voter Education Campaign and Guide
Washington, DC - Today, the Campaign for Our Shared Future (COSF) Executive Director, Heather Harding, Ed.D. released the following statement celebrating the launch of a 2023 voter education campaign focused on school board races across the country:
"Elections are about the future, and school boards do important work close to home. In 2023, more than 30,000 school board elections will help make decisions about curriculum and funding for children and teachers nationwide. The people we elect to serve on our school boards will have a greater effect on our children's futures than who we elect as president.
"Our schools should reflect the values and priorities of our communities. Voting in school board elections is the best way of protecting local control and family involvement. We must ensure that our school board members represent the interests of all our students and families, and aren’t simply trying to advance their own political careers. Those we elect must work collaboratively with educators, parents, and community members to create a learning environment that supports our children’s academic needs and enables their personal growth and success.
"Selecting the best candidates will require education. This month, the Campaign For our Shared Future will launch a voter education campaign to prepare voters for civic participation. To support this effort, we’ve developed a voter guide filled with essential information people can use to prepare for the elections in their communities. We hope that by providing this information, voters will have the tools to help them identify and consider candidates aligned with their values and priorities. Together, we can ensure our children have the best possible chance to succeed and thrive in school and life."
The Campaign for Our Shared Future (COSF) is a non-partisan effort to support high quality K-12 education and preserve access, inclusion, and meaningful content in our schools so that every student has an opportunity to succeed and thrive. COSF is a common ground effort committed to fighting the attack on education across the country.