Thanks to the amazing leadership of students across Oakland, youth have won the right to vote in School Board elections!! Thank you to all of you who supported the young people’s movement to center youth power and strengthen democracy!

Measure QQ will:

Join the ACLU, League of Women Voters, OEA, Mayor Schaaf, CA Schools Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Alameda Labor Council, Alameda County Democratic Party, and more in supporting YES on QQ!​


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16 & 17 year-old Oakland youth were excited to vote in the November 2022 school board elections following the Nov 2020 passage of Measure QQ. But the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has failed to develop a plan for them to vote! This is unacceptable!

The @OakYouthVote campaign, led by @OaklandKids1st, aims to give 16 & 17-year-olds the opportunity to vote in school board elections. @COOLHANDLUKE & Sonja Kaleva discuss how the campaign came to be & what lessons they learned.

@ForgeOrganizing article:

“We want to be at the table, not on the menu!” @OaklandKids1st's @COOLHANDLUKE & Sonja Kaleva tell the story of the @OakYouthVote campaign to give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in school board elections.

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