Our Endorsements for 2022
As voters consider their choices in the upcoming November 8th election, CEPS is proud to endorse these Santa Monica community leaders who have demonstrated that they make education a top priority, We believe these candidates will make certain that support for education and public schools, including after-school programs, early childhood education, and post-secondary public education, will be public investment priorities.
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Santa Monica City Council
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Education
Santa Monica College Board of Trustees
State Assembly District 51
Civil Rights Leader, Environmental Champion
Rick has spent his whole life fighting for equality and justice. — for LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, communities of color and faith and people living with HIV. In his first career as an environmental lawyer Rick was a statewide leader advocating for the environment and the urgency of addressing climate change. In 2014, Rick lfirm to become the Executive Director of Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. At Equality California, he directed his legal skills to civil rights work. Under Rick’s leadership, Equality California has fought to protect and provide healthcare to immigrant communities, enact commonsense gun safety and criminal justice reform, defend workers’ rights and raise the minimum wage to $15, provide universal healthcare coverage, protect reproductive choice and healthcare and finally end the ineffective and broken death penalty system.
State Proposition 28: Vote Arts & Music - SUPPORT
Without raising taxes, Prop 28 will increase funding for instruction in arts and music in California’s public schools. CEPS is proud to have always supported the quality education in arts and music offered by SMMSUD and believes that kids across the state should have the chance to expand their intellectual development and prepare for the arts jobs of the future.
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