Democracy for America endorses four in 2019 School Board races

Today, Democracy for America (DFA) endorsed five candidates running for School Board in 2019 in communities in Virginia and Colorado.

The 2019 School Board candidates DFA is endorsing today include:

  • Tay Anderson, Denver (CO) School Board - At-Large
  • Karl Frisch, Fairfax County (VA) School Board - Providence District
  • Joseph George, Prince William County (VA) School Board - Neabsco District
  • Karen Keys-Gamarra, Fairfax County (VA) School Board - At-Large

​DFA has supported local candidates running for county, city, and municipal offices including school board positions since its founding 15 years ago, and remains one of the only national, multi-issue progressive organizations to do so while also endorsing dozens of state and federal candidates each cycle.

Statement from CEO Yvette Simpson on the slate of 2019 school board candidates DFA is endorsing today:

“We’re excited to endorse Tay Anderson, Karl Frisch, Joseph George, and Karen Keys-Gamarra in their races for School Board this November because we know they’ll work to build schools where children can thrive, teachers are valued, and every community member has a seat at the table.

"Our schools aren’t just where we hone our most precious resources, they’re where we give the next generation of leaders the tools they need to make our communities, our country, and our world a more just, equitable, and vibrant.

"The five candidates Democracy for America is endorsing today understand that our schools aren’t fulfilling their mission until every student, regardless of who they are or what zip code they live in, has the support and resources they need to succeed. They also know that teachers deserve to be respected, valued, and compensated for the critically-important, skilled, and love-filled work they do with our students each day.

“Tay Anderson, Karl Frisch, Joseph George, and Karen Keys-Gamarra are genuine progressive change-makers, and DFA is honored to be fighting alongside them through Election Day 2019 and beyond.” -- Yvette Simpson, CEO, Democracy for America

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