Volunteers are needed to help with the Measure A campaign, the local ballot initiative to increase teacher compensation in Alameda. Alameda’s teachers and staff are the second-lowest paid in the entire county. Every year, AUSD loses nearly 20% of its teachers and staff to other school districts, largely because our neighbors offer higher compensation. Our kids deserve highly qualified, experienced teachers– and strong schools are what makes Alameda a great place to live.
There is strong community-wide support for this Measure but we need 66 percent voting “yes” (!) to pass and personal connections make all the difference in getting people to vote. Will you help us?
Details: 1) You can choose to walk your own “block” or select a different block if that is more comfortable for you. We will provide literature, background information and a super handy app that will make it all simple and easy.
2) The first wave of canvassing kicks off on Saturday, January 11th and goes through through February 3, the day mail-in ballots go out. This includes 4 weekends. The number one goal of the door knocking is data collection and not persuasion (you are only knocking on doors of likely supporters). We will ask Block Captains to return at the end of February/beginning of March, only to the YES houses to remind them to get out to vote. The campaign consultant has said that you can probably finish the first wave in 4-7 hours of knocking.
3) The campaign will be offering a training on how to canvas and how to use the mobile app next TUESDAY, January 7th at 7pm at First Congregational Church of Alameda, 1912 Central Ave, 94501.
4) Your kids can get community service credit for walking with you or helping the campaign in other ways!
For more information, email Wood’s Measure A Street Captain Heather Clapp Padgette at