A new group of educators has been put together and will be organizing events for Hannah-Beth Jackson in East County. Their next event is a fundraiser. Click on continue reading for details.
The list includes 3 school board members from Simi Valley and past county board of education candidate / education activist Donna Prenta from Simi Valley. Donna, the press release mentions that Hannah-Beth Jackson has the support of many education board members throughout the county. Is there a place where we could view the names? Have you been calling on Hannah-Beth Jackson's behalf to help the campaign?
Getting educators together to support a candidate isn't anything new. But what about the idea of getting together a group of students to support a candidate? That would be impressive locally because of the lack of political participation and organization of the parties.
Contact: Chris Lanier
Friends of Hannah-Beth Jackson 2008
Phone 805 280 2408
Simi Educators Rally for Hannah-Beth Jackson
Garden Party to Honor State Senate Candidate
Simi Valley education leaders are throwing their support behind State Senate candidate Hannah-Beth Jackson at a garden party on Aug. 10 at 3 p.m. at the home of Donna Prenta.
Prenta, who is on the Special Education Advisory Committee for the Simi Valley Unified School District, will be joined in hosting the party by Simi Valley Unified School District board members Deborah Sandland, Jeanne Davis and Rob Collins.
"As leaders in education in the Simi Valley area we are deeply concerned about the future of our local schools," Prenta said. "The proposed California state budget threatens to cut an already underfunded school system even further -- we already provide less education funding per pupil then all other states except four. We simply cannot afford to balance the state budget on the backs of our children."
Jackson has the overwhelming support of most of the teachers, school board members and school support staff in the 19th Senate District. "Hannah-Beth Jackson will fight for our schools and our children," Prenta said. "She would never prioritize oil company profits or tax breaks for yacht owners over school funding."
Jackson served as a member of the State Assembly from 1998 to 2004. She fought to protect funding for local schools, expand access to affordable health care, stop HMO abuses and to crack down on sexual assault and domestic violence. She was named "Legislator of the Year" by the Consumer Federation of California because of her work to prevent banks from selling their customers' private financial information.
Before her election to the Assembly she prosecuted violent criminals as a Deputy District attorney.
She's helped protect our families from perchlorate runoff from the Rocketdyne site in Santa Susanna, and has spoken out about the Waste Management Dump expansion proposal that threatens our quality of life.
"Jackson will get results for us in Simi Valley, and is the kind of representative we deserve," Prenta said.