The Teachers' Choice 2020

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For info on the School Board race and to see how you can support our candidates: LA Teachers' Choice website HERE

In these final days of the campaign, the billionaires and the charter lobby are spending $20,000 an hour to attack our candidates. 

Together we can stop them from buying the School Board and threatening our healthcare, our secure retirement, our class size and hiring gains, and more. Together we can elect partners to the board and organize for more progress for our schools and our students.

It's easier than ever to vote this year because of 3 big changes to the LA County voting system.


LA County voters can cast a ballot at any one of almost 1,000 Vote Centers across the county—not just the location closest to your home. Find a Vote Center here.
Vote Centers are open this weekend. Running errands, meeting friends, or heading to a precinct walk in Van Nuys or Carson? Click here to find a Voter Center nearby and make plans to cast your ballot on the way.
Because you don't have to go to an assigned location to cast your ballot, you can vote at your school if it is a Voting Center. See links below for the more than 150 school-based Vote Centers, which will be open Saturday-Tuesday.


Go to UTLA March 3 endorsement page for more endorsements.


UTLA Campaign Offices

Walks for Board District 7 Patricia Castellanos

103 W. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745

Walks for Board District 3 Scott Schmerelson

6634 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91406

Time: GOTV Precinct Walks from campaign offices

Monday, March 2, precinct walk until 8 PM, join us anytime after school

Tuesday, March 3, precinct walk until 8 PM, join us anytime after school


Full list of UTLA Endorsements

CFT Endorsements


CTA Endorsements


For the list of UTLA Members Running for County Central Committee click here

UTLA has endorsed a powerful team to fight for public education on the LAUSD School Board against pro-privatization corporate forces in 2020.

With four LAUSD School Board seats up for election in 2020, UTLA has endorsed a powerful team to fight for public education on the LAUSD School Board against pro-privatization corporate forces. As overwhelmingly approved by the UTLA House of Representatives, the UTLA slate includes incumbents George McKenna, Scott Schmerelson, and Jackie Goldberg — fresh off her landslide win in the special election last spring. 
For the seat being vacated by Richard Vladovic, UTLA is endorsing an LAUSD parent who is committed to the fight against privatization and for fully funded schools. Patricia Castellanos is a founding member of Reclaim Our Schools LA, the parent-community coalition that was with us during our strike, walking the picket lines and protesting outside privatizers' homes. She is a former deputy director for L.A. Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) and led campaigns with unions and the community for better working conditions for employees and stronger neighborhoods for families. 

Reclaim the School Board 2020

Jackie Goldberg

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Longtime teacher and legislator committed to championing public education and holding the charter industry accountable.


Patricia Castellanos

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LAUSD parent and founding member of Reclaim Our Schools LA, which helped organize communities to support our strike.


George McKenna 

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An advocate for underserved students and increased funding for schools and special education.


Scott Schmerelson

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Longtime LAUSD educator who knows how important it is to invest in school staff and protect the board from undue corporate charter industry influence.


We need allies to build on our contract wins and:
  • Send more resources to our schools to lower class size and hire more nurses, librarians, psychologists, and social workers.
  • Protect public education from privatization and policies that would rate schools as failing and hand them over to charters.
  • Safeguard our healthcare (up for negotiation in 2020 and subject to school board approval).


LAUSD School Board Election March 3 - Mail ballots drop February 3



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