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Chris Crow Challenges Candidates to "Put their Money where their Mouth is"

City Council District 4 Candidate urges candidates to support Measure L on their campaign literature. Will they?

San Leandro City Council District 4 candidate Chris Crow has challenged all City Council candidates to "put their money where their mouth is" and advocate for Measure L on their campaign literature.  Measure L is a $39 parcel tax benefiting San Leandro schools.

“Candidates spend thousands of dollars on printed materials to advertise themselves.  But during this election uniting to help pass Measure L should be a priority for all the candidates.” said Crow.

Crow initially issued this challenge during the Chamber of Commerce/League of Women Voters’ candidate forum on September 25th.  At the forum, all but one of the candidates expressed their support for Measure L.  Crow suggested that words were not enough and challenged the candidates to include the Measure L logo on their literature and promote Measure L while walking precincts.

According to Crow, “Supporting our schools is fundamental to the success of all our greatest plans for the community and ensuring local funding and local control for the School District(s) is key to that support.  Candidates are in the unique position of being able to speak to thousands of people and we should use the opportunity to inform voters on the challenges facing our schools and encourage them to vote Yes on Measure L.”

Crow’s commitment to San Leandro schools started soon after he graduated from San Leandro High School.  “I had a great experience going to San Leandro schools and benefited from the time and effort that was shared by members of the community in making that experience so great.  Now it’s my turn to do the same.”

Crow volunteers as an adviser for the Interact Service Clubs at Arroyo and San Leandro High Schools and coaches wrestling and public speaking at the latter.  He is on the boards of the San Leandro Education Foundation and the San Leandro Sports Foundation and worked hard to pass Measure M, the sports facilities construction bond.

“I hope that my fellow candidates will rise up to this challenge and work for Measure L as hard as they work on their own campaigns.  Putting the Measure L logo on our campaign walking pieces and mailers is an easy way of promoting our schools while promoting ourselves.” said Crow

Watch the video of the challenge.

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Fred Eiger October 10, 2012 at 04:27 AM
And get more signs out there Justin. I bet the only people with Chris Crow signs are Marga and Leah.
Richard Mellor October 12, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I don't know how old you are, Justin and I accept what you say about the degeneration to a certain extent of behavior. But I do not believe that individuals, including our behavior, are separate from society. If we take the mass media, film, music which are all art forms and means of communication controlled by big business, it propagates individualistic, selfish, anti-social behavior. Then when you add the decline in social services, wages and general living standards here in the US, I think that all contributes to failing education. In the 1950's for example there was a general feeling (excluding victims of the Apartheid system in the South and other specially oppressed minorities and poor) that society was moving forward, that our children were going to have a better life than us if we worked hard. There was truth in this as the material condition gave rise to the American Dream. This no longer exists. Even among middle class families, the pressure to "achieve" is so great people work so long hours that children are not given the time they need, true also of single mothers and the poor.
Richard Mellor October 12, 2012 at 06:11 PM
I don't separate the degenerate of human behavior from the degeneration of the system. As great movements arise like the building of the CIO in the thirties and the civil rights movement against racism most viciously expressed in the Southern states, consciousness changes, the collective understanding that we can change things that we can make a difference arises, our humanity is strengthened. As someone once said, " It is not the consciousness of men that determines their being, but, on the contrary, their social being that determines their consciousness."
Summer Hemphill October 13, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Why read your voters pamphlet when we have Fred Eiger to simplify the voting process ? Just vote against anything or anyone he endorses & not only will you be on the winning side,you'll be a better human being & feel better about yourself too !!!
Bong Sativa October 14, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I'm sure it will be Chris who is Crowing on November 6th & remember the shortest route to a brighter future for San Leandro is as the Crow flies !

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