Monday, March 23, 2009

Measure D Newsletter - lawn signs, volunteers and more

From the Community United for Excellent Schools:

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Hi Measure D Supporters,

Just 57 days left until the May 19th election. Please read through this entire newsletter for important information about the campaign.

Last week was a big week for the campaign. Several groups including, the Central Labor Council, Contra Costa County Building & Constructions Trade Council, the Contra Costa Democratic Party, League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, Diablo Valley Democratic Club, and the Northgate PFC endorsed Measure D.

Site Captains
Last week was also our very first meeting of site captains. Thank you to everyone that came. We had over 50 teachers and parents coming together to show their enthusiasm and energy for this campaign. We discussed what the role of a site captain is, outlined the campaign, and answered questions about Measure D. Site captains will be calling volunteers this week to begin mobilizing. It was a great showing and demonstrated the strength of our grassroots efforts and the incredible amount of support Measure D has.

We now have a total of 71 site captains, however some schools are still without one. Here is the list of schools still needing site captains. ( ) notes number of volunteers signed up.

• Cornerstone (0) Silverwood(0)
• Fair Oaks (4) Sun Terrace (0)
• Highlands (13) Valley Verde (3)
• Holbrook (0) Wren Avenue (0)
• Meadow Homes (2) Diablo View (11)
• Shadelands Center (0) Adult Education(0)

We need to fill these campuses ASAP. If you or anyone you know may be interested, please contact me at

Volunteer Needs
Office Staff
We need a staff of volunteers at the campaign office at 2280 Diamond Blvd suite 350 Concord. There are two shifts: 11:30am – 2:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm. Or stay as short or as long as you would like. I will send out a google calendar for volunteers to sign up.

School Board Meeting
We need a table of several volunteers to handout information and signup sheets for the campaign outside of the board meeting tomorrow night. Tuesday 3/24/09 7:00pm Monte Gardens Elementary. Additionally we would like a few site captains to speak at the meeting about campaign needs and volunteer support. Please contact me for details.

Lawn Signs
Lawn signs will be here next Wednesday. We’ve got 2,500 signs. Site captains will be responsible for handing off bundles of signs to their volunteers to distribute. More details to come shortly. We were unable to afford the 5,000 signs we had originally budgeted for, so we’ll initially be focusing our sign distribution in areas where we need the highest visibility.

The campaign can continue only through your support both in the field and in funding. With additional contributions we can get more lawn signs and communicate with more voters. No amount is too small or too large. You can contribute online by visiting Or, mail a check payable to CUES at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 350, Concord, CA 94520.

Once again thank you to all of you who have been working hard for Measure D. Your efforts are the driving force behind this campaign. Feel free to contact with any questions or concerns.


Rudy Ramirez
Campaign Manager
Yes On Measure D
(925) 202-3178

Paid for by Community United for Excellent Schools, a coalition of teachers, parents, elected and community leaders who support reliable local funding for Mt. Diablo Unified School District FPPC #1301210


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