As a part of my campaign for the San Francisco Board of Education, I have been engaging students, families, educators, and voters to identify the most pressing issue areas that will affect the future of San Francisco public schools.
Running for office will have to wait a year, so the first thing you need to do is to work for the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America. No, it is not okay to say,"I won't vote" or "I'll vote for Trump because there is no real difference."
I'm not a spiritual leader, nor a millionaire, nor a person with several fancy degrees from world-renowned schools. I run a small nonprofit and I'm a local politician focused on education issues. And despite my failures and my station in life, I love the man I've become.
Until now, perhaps the single greatest stumbling block for the reform movement has been that many Americans are convinced victory is impossible, especially in a post-Citizens United world. This notion is unequivocally false.
There are somewhere between one and two million Roma in Romania. Ratys estimates that there are around 300 Roma in elected office at a local level. But it's difficult to calculate how underrepresented Roma are at the local level.
When we first met 23 years ago, Wojciech Waligorski worked for a newspaper devoted to sobriety. He updated me on the state of alcoholism in Poland. We also talked about the impact of former Communist officials, the role of religion in Łowicz, and what people expect from a local newspaper.
Recently, I had the opportunity to intern with a local state senate campaign. As a communications major pursuing a career in entertainment media, I didn't imagine how much I would learn about politics, my community, leadership, and myself.
On a day set aside to reflect on what our country means to us, we're calling on all Americans to think about what they can freely do to make our cities better. Let's ask not what our cities can do for us, but what we can do for our cities.
There has never been a better time to get active and take a stand against the infiltration of fast food in your neighborhood. We certainly cannot wait for policymakers in Washington to protect the people.