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Cherisse Gash

#1 Choice: OUSD School Board District 3

Cherisse is an Oakland parent and grew up in District 3 and has deep ties to the community. She has a strong vision and track record of leadership mobilizing parents around school closures. She understands how the privatization of schools has fueled racial injustice and pushed out Black and Brown families. She is deeply committed to keeping police out of Oakland schools, stemming the tide of charter school expansion in the district and creating complete transparency with the school district’s budget to stop school closures.

Lost with Eliminated in Round 3: 20.9% Yes 79.1% Other Candidates

A Leaderful Vision for Equity and Justice

April 20, 2021
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