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Nov. 4 General Election: Vote! Ask others to Vote

CFA strongly encourages faculty and the entire communities on the CSU’s 23 campuses to vote in the General Election next Tuesday, November 4.

“It is no secret to any of us that this is expected to be a low voter-turnout election. Yet, there are candidates and issues that are very important to the future of the California State University,” said Lillian Taiz, CFA President

“We need to vote, and we need to convince our family members and friends to vote,” said Taiz.

Torlakson v. Tuck
RACE FOR CALIF. SUPER. OF EDUCATION TAKES NATIONAL IMPORTANCE IN FUTURE OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Big money is pouring in to knock out former teacher Tom Torlakson and replace him with charter school promoter and former investment banker Marshall Tuck in a battle for a post about which most voters give little thought—State Superintendent of Education.

National news media is focusing on this race as a bellweather for the future of public education in the U.S.

Tuck’s campaign just reported nearly $2 million in new donations, bringing his total to just shy of $6 million, not counting independent expenditure money that is not reported by campaigns. The latest money comes from a small number of very large donors, especially from his investment banking circles.

Torlakson is speaking up for public schools and teachers. He calls for smaller classes and bigger investments in our public schools.

And, Torlakson is pushing back on Tuck’s attacks. Torlakson points out:

“With no teaching credential or experience as a professional classroom teacher, principal or district superintendent, Tuck would not be qualified to even teach in any of the 10,000 schools he would oversee as state superintendent.”

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE IN THE NOV. 4 ELECTION?

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