Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thanks! (Measure E passed)

Wow! Tonight I attended the Measure E campaign event. I joined with many, many volunteers who had devoted countless hours to the Measure E campaign. As we were going around the event thanking folks, the results came in. With 13,331 votes counted, we had 8,977 yes votes. That's 67.34%, just 89 votes over the 66 2/3% threshold we need for victory. There are still a few ballots to be counted (those that were cast ater 3pm today), but that shouldn't sway the outcome. Those with experience in the matter tell me that we have a victory.

Obviously this was an incredibly tight vote. It would be an understatement to say that every vote counted, and that's a great case for why we all need to speak up and vote for the things that matter. The other thing that occurs to me, though, is that every one of the volunteers from this campaign should also realize that their efforts mattered. Every person who made phone calls, posted lawn signs, walked precincts, or even just chatted with a neighbor over the proverbial cup of coffee- it all made an impact. Thank you, to everyone who put in such intense effort- and thank you to the voters of LASD, for expressing your support for our schools and our students. We will continue to show that your support is well placed.

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