Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Last Day For ROCCO's Fundraiser!

Don't forget to visit Rocco's Pizzeria in Walnut Creek. Tell them you support Measure D and 25% of the proceeds go to support the campaign efforts. Thursday, April 30 is the last day .

Dine in , take out - lunch or dinner!

YES on Measure D.

Visit the website:


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Measure D: New Website, Volunteers needed and 30 days left!

With less than 30 days left until the May 19th election, now, more than ever the MDUSD Measure D campaign needs your help. Can you spend an hour to walk to particular homes in your neighborhood? How about some time making some calls? Any time you can devote is appreciated and will aid in making this Measure a huge , resounding YES for our kids!

Also, next week Tuesday, April 28, Wednesday 4/29, and Thursday 4/30 is a fundraiser at ROCCO's Pizza in Walnut Creek (Oak Grove at Ygnacio near Safeway/Applebees). Just mention Measure D and proceeds will go toward supporting this campaign to restore quality programs to our schools!

A new website for YES on Measure D has been unveiled this week. Mt. Diablo School District has cut over 15 million just this year! More may be coming. Measure D will yield upwards of 7 million dollars per year. This 7 million dollars stays local, and can not be taken away by the state to cure their budget problems. Vote Yes on May 19th for Mt. Diablo School District's Measure D.

MDUSD's Measure D requires a 2/3 voter majority and we can do it with your help!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Local officials, volunteers come out in support of Measure D

It was a beautiful morning to kick off Measure D!

Many people came to meet their fellow "feeder pattern" volunteers, and it was a very exciting vibe! Each week volunteers will be able to coordinate with their site captains, or just head to the campaign office, and pick up a packet to go and talk to their neighbors about Measure D.

Even if you've never been "political," this can be a lot of fun! It's simple. There is a script included in the packet, there are specific addresses/people you will want to go see and you'll be armed with FAQ's and leave behind flyers. The campaign needs your help to get the YES vote out in force on May 19th. Sign up to help at

So today, we heard from Superintendent Dr. Dick Nicoll, Gary Eberhart, President of the MDUSD Board of Education, MDEA President, Mike Noce, State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, and Kish Rajan of the Walnut Creek City Council and more.

Milling about were several Mayors, City Council members, County Board of Education members, MDUSD Board members and other prominent community supporters.

Thanks to Craig Cheslog of Assemblyman Tom Torlakson's office for posting the video of the event on youtube: MEASURE D KICK OFF

Specifically we also saw:

Senator Mark DeSaulnier
Assemblyman Tom Torlakson -Craig Cheslog
CCC Supervisor Susan Bonilla - Luis Quinonez - Chief of Staff
Daniel Gomes, CCC Board of Education, President
Glenn Ruley, CCC Board of Education
Kish Rajan - Walnut Creek City Council
Bob Simmons - Walnut Creek City Council
Cindy Silva - Walnut Creek City Council
Guy Bjerke - Concord City Council, Vice Mayor
Bill Shinn - Concord City Council (former Concord Mayor)
David Durant - Pleasant Hill City Council
Mark Celio - Pleasant Hill Treasurer
Judy Dawson, Bay Point Municipal Advisory Committee
A.J. Fardella - Pittsburg Planning Commission
Pam Aguilar, Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County

MDUSD Board of Education
Gary Eberhart - President
Dick Allen
Linda Mayo
Sherry Whitmarsh

Dr. Richard Nicoll
- Superintendent
Rose Lock - Assistant Superintendent, Elementary
Robert Humphrey - Principal, El Dorado MS
Shelly Bain - Principal, Pine Hollow MS
Katie Gaines, Director, Alternative Education
Mike Noce, President, Mt. Diablo Teachers Assn.
...and many other teachers and Principals from throughout the district


Also in attendance today was one of our local favorites, Rocco Biale, of Rocco's Ristorante Pizzeria. Rocco is always giving back to the community and in his support for Measure D, he has offered his restaurant for a few days of Measure D fundraising efforts. Come visit Rocco's for lunch or dinner on any of the dates below, and Rocco will donate a portion of your bill to support the campaign for YES on Measure D.

Tuesday, April 28
Wednesday, April 29
Thursday, April 30

Just tell them you support Measure D, and they'll do the rest!

Just in case you don't know :

2909 Ygnacio Valley Road (nr. Oak Grove)
Walnut Creek, CA



11am - 10pm

Friday, April 10, 2009

Measure D Kick Off Party ! Saturday, April 11


Measure D: Campaign Kick-off Party
Saturday April 11, 2009 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

2280 Diamond Blvd, Suite 350
Concord, California

Come help kick off our voter outreach! Pick up a packet to walk a precinct or make some calls - it all starts tomorrow! Please come, team up with a friend to do some walking for us! We'll make it easy, give you training and more. We also need people to make phone calls. This will happen weekly from now on, but this the day that kicks it all off!

State Senator Mark DeSaulnier will be speaking. Representatives from Tom Torlekson and George Miller's office will be there. Mayors from Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Clayton were invited as well as city officials and councilmen and women of Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord and Clayton. Media coverage.

If you have not already marked your calendars, please come down to attend CUES and Protect Our Local Schools kick off the Measure D campaign.

Measure D has had some huge endorsers lately! Contra Costa Times, Pleasant Hill City Council, Walnut Creek City Council and more - Check the site for the list of 800+ endorsers! If you're name is not on there, be sure to fill out the form on the site!

Oh by the way, VOTE YES on Measure D on May 19th!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Measure D Newsletter - campaign kick off party and more!

To read this newsletter online click HERE


Hi Measure D Supporters,
Just 48 days left until the May 19th election. Please read through this entire newsletter for important information about the campaign.

Campaign Kickoff Party
Save the Date!!!

Next Saturday April 11th at 10:00am come join us at our campaign HQ 2280 Diamond Blvd #350 Concord to kickoff our voter outreach efforts. We’ll provide donuts and coffee, and begin training volunteers so we can start that day with our voter outreach efforts (i.e. precinct walking and phoning). Media coverage along with public officials will be there, so come show your support for Measure D.

Site Captains
This Wednesday is our second site captain meeting and first training session for all site captains. We will go over phone banking and precinct walking, as well as update everyone on the latest outreach efforts. Please attend.We now have 74 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.

• 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


Please get in touch with your site captain if they have contacted you. We are beginning mobilizing efforts this week any need every able volunteer to begin lawn sign distribution, phone banking, and walking neighborhoods.
Lawn Signs
They have arrived. We would like to have at least 5 volunteers come in and help with organizing all 2,500 for distribution. If you have a busy street or perfect place to put one, let us know.

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. Any amount helps. 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
- ProtectOurLocalSchools -

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