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.