Community Endorsements

Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools is a coalition of teachers, students, community advocates, small business owners, public health officials, and local leaders who are passionate about the importance of a healthy schools to the neighborhoods that make up our vibrant, diverse city. 

If you'd like to be added to this list, please fill our our VOLUNTEER FORM or contact Aaron Brown, our campaign's Outreach Director.

Endorsement List Updated 5/9

 

Newspapers

But here's why voters should still come out en masse and say yes to Measure 26-193, which would upgrade or rebuild three high schools and one middle school and fund $150 million worth of health-and-safety repairs throughout the district: The need is urgent, the responsibility is ours and the office overseeing projects funded with a 2012 bond has exemplified the kind of disciplined management that merits our trust

- "Vote 'yes' on Portland school bond: Editorial endorsement 2017The Oregonian, April 28 2017

"...voters who think quality schools are among our most important community assets should vote yes on Measure 26-193."

- "Our Opinion: Pass bond for needed school fixesThe Portland Tribune, April 25 2017

"Renovating and replacing those schools is a generational responsibility most of us have avoided until now, even though many of us have benefited from public schools.

So yes, the district's management has done a poor job in many ways. That does not change the need for safe, modern buildings. That need is great, and it is our collective responsibility to fund the fixes and to demand accountability as the district makes the repairs."

- "WW's May 2017 Endorsements: This is the fixer-upper electionWillamette Week, April 26 2017

"...the fact is our schools need work. While expensive, this school bond is extremely necessary.

The last district-wide school renovation was in 1945. The average PPS school is 77 years old. Our public schools are old, gross, and dangerous, and this measure is vital to bolstering Portland’s reputation for high-quality public education."

- "It's Time to Determine the Fate of Our Schools (and some Other Stuff Too)Portland Mercury, April 26 2017

Community Education Partners

Friends and Teachers of Whitman

Friends and Teachers of Whitman

Portland PTA Council
Portland Association of Teachers
Communities and Parents for Public Schools (CPPS)
Disability Rights Oregon
Northwest Down Syndrome Association
Community Vision, Inc.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Latino Network
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Black Parent Initiative, Inc.
Somali-American Council of Oregon (SACOO)
Hacienda CDC
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. 
Oregon Opportunity Network (OregonON)
Concordia University Foundation
Students Helping Organize Votes to Enhance Learning Spaces (SHOVELS)
Portlander Leadership Foundation
Stand for Children, Inc.
Friends of Noise
Benson Polytechnic High School Alumni Association
Friends of Lincoln
Franklin High School PTSA
Glencoe Elementary PTA
Marysville Elementary Family Club (PTA)
Friends and Teachers of Whitman (FTW), Whitman Elementary School
King K-8 PTA
Boise-Eliot/Humboldt School PTA
Vernon School PTA
James John School PTA
Metropolitan Learning Center PTSA
ACCESS Academy PTA

Glencoe PTA

Glencoe PTA

Jude Gerace, Sugar Wheel Works

Jude Gerace, Sugar Wheel Works

Business Partners, Labor Groups, Trade Associations

Charles McGee, CEO, Black Parent Initiative

Charles McGee, CEO, Black Parent Initiative

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PTA

Boise-Eliot/Humboldt PTA

Portland Business Alliance
Oregon Main Street Alliance
Columbia Pacific Building Trades
Portland Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 43
Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc.
Northwest District Association
Stadium District Business Group
Nike
Portland General and Electric (PGE)
A to Z Wineworks
Bora Architects
Bozz Media
BLRB Architects PS
Cider Riot
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Sugar Wheel Works
Harper Houf Peterson Righellis, Inc.
IBEW Local 48
Miller Nash Graham and Dunn
The Growler Guys - SE Portland
Lice Clinics of America – Portland
Kitchen Kaboodle
New Villages Group
Oh Planning and Design
Oregon Pacific Investment and Development
Oh My Dollar
Paloma Clothing
Pacificforp
Patriot Fire Protection, Inc
Red Radish Caterers
Road Sprinkler Fitters
Seven Bridges Winery
Stoel Rives
Strategies 360
The Standard
Sugar Wheel Works
Todd Construction
Western States Fire Protection Co
Ugly Mug Coffeehouse
Books with Pictures, LLC
Nancy Hamilton Consulting

Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools Campaign Team

Portlanders for Safe and Healthy Schools Campaign Team

Healthcare & Environment Advocates

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility
Benjamin Hartley, MD, MS
OPAL - Environmental Justice Oregon
Oregon League of Conservation Voters
Oregon Environmental Council
Neighbors for Clean Air
The Street Trust (Formerly The Bicycle Transportation Alliance)

Federal, State, Metro, County and City Elected Leaders

State Representatives Tawna Sanchez and Alissa Keny-Guyer

State Representatives Tawna Sanchez and Alissa Keny-Guyer

Congressman Earl Blumenauer
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici
State Senator Ginny Burdick
State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
State Senator Kathleen Taylor
State Senator Michael Dembrow
State Senator Richard Devlin
State Senator Lew Frederick
State Representative Tawna Sanchez
State Representative Barbara Smith Warner
State Representative Alissa Keny-Guyer
State Representative Rob Nosse
State Representative Ann Lininger
State Representative Mitch Greenlick
Metro Councilor Sam Chase
Metro Councilor Bob Stacey
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury
Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson
Multnomah County Commissioner Dr. Sharon Meieran
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler
Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish
Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman
Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly
Former County Commissioner Jules Bailey
Multnomah County Democrats
Oregon Working Families Party
 

Stand for Children, Inc.

Stand for Children, Inc.

Cascadia, Age 3

Cascadia, Age 3

Current and Former PPS School Board Members, Board Candidates

PPS Board Chair Tom Koehler
PPS Vice-Chair Amy Kohnstamm
PPS Board Member Julie Esparza Brown
PPS Board Member Paul Anthony
PPS Board Member Steve Buel
PPS Board Member Mike Rosen
PPS Board Member Pam Knowles
PPS Board Candidate Scott Bailey
PPS Board Candidate Virginia La Forte
PPS Board Candidate Julia Brim-Edwards
PPS Board Candidate Jamila Singleton Munson
PPS Board Candidate Rita Moore
Former PPS Board Member Bobbie Regan
Former PPS Board Member Ruth Adkins
 

Lincoln and Grant High School students

Lincoln and Grant High School students

PPS Principals, Teachers, Librarians, Staff

Curtis Wilson Jr, Principal, Benson Polytechnic High School
Tammy O’Neil, Principal, Cleveland High School
Juanita Valder, Principal, Franklin High School
Peyton Chapman, Principal, Lincoln High School
Petra Callin, Principal, Madison High School
Filip Hristic, Principal, Roosevelt High School
Brian Chatard, Principal, Wilson High School
Matt Goldstein, Principal, Duniway Elementary School
Danielle Koping, Teacher, Roseway Heights School
Tim Schulze, Teacher, Harrison Park School
Stuart Levy, Teacher-Librarian, Roseway Heights School
Fred Fox, Social Studies Teacher, Lincoln High School
Erika Almskaar, Teacher, Trillium Charter School

PPS Students

Raja Moreno
Akili Kelekele
Carmen Vintro
Danny Luo
Gretchen Rudolph
Holden Lee
Jessica Motley
Kate Reynolds
Kelly Ryu
Kendall Accetta
Marissa Talcott
Romy Rosen
Sagarika Ramachandran
Semeredin Kundin
Sophia Zhang
Vivian Galindo
Zelda Offerman

PPS Parents

Eleni Kehagiaras
Iris Hodge
Tony Jordan
Charles McGee
Patch & Sierra Perryman
Katie Proctor
Dave Rosenfeld
Ben Schonberger

Community Members

Marysville PTA

Marysville PTA

State Senator Michael Dembrow

State Senator Michael Dembrow

SHOVELS

SHOVELS

James John PTA

James John PTA

Katie Proctor, Owner, Books with Pictures

Katie Proctor, Owner, Books with Pictures

Aminé
Hali Anderson
Alina Aliyar
Jarrett Altman
Stan Amy
Yelena Bondareuko
Alison Brody
Ryan Buchannan
Christine Barbour
Tanya Barnicle
Emily Barrett
Monica Bastian
Todd Bauman
Adriane Blackman
Eli Blackman
Ryan Buchanan
Stephen Buel
Patrick Burns
Kieran Cannistra
Lisa Carstens
Nick Christensen
Regina Condon
Colleen Connelly
Holly Cook
Kasey Crever
Ron Crouch
Caitlin Baggott Davis
Tim Davis
Tony DeFalco
Amy Durham
Linda Durham
Derik Dutra
Marilyn Easly
Randall Edwards
Mat Ellis
David Evans
Charity Fain
Melissa Freeman
Eric Friendenwald-Fishman
Sharron Gargosky
Nadine Gartner
Jude Gerace
Nancy Hamilton
Jame Hampton
Brian Hefele
William Henderson
Duncan Hwang
Mark Janes
Molly Jennings
Lillian Karabaic
Chris Kemper
Haley Kern
Gayle Killam
Tamara Kizziar
Paul Koehler
Zachary Klonoski
Madeline Kovacs
Kim Kovel
Henry Kraemer
Mary Kroener-Ekstrand
Meeka Kullberg
Ted Labbe
Matthew Latteell
Ingrid Larsson
Jes Larson
Samantha Lehman
Elizabeth Levi
Glen Levy
Reyna Lopez
Jennifer Lynch
Nancy Mahler
Carol Mayer Reed
Lorne McConachie
Cait McCusker
Scholle McFarland
Chris McGowan
Robert McKean
Gregory McKelvey
Noel Mickelberry
Carrie Milligan
Sara Morrissey
Nawwal Moustafa
Kara Moynahan
Brad Nelson
Alexander Nicoloff
Danielle Nye
Andrew Nystrom
Tim O'Brien
Brenda Olbeter
Vanessa Paskill
David Perlman
JaneAnne Peterson
Ryan Pitman
Daisy Quiñonez
Paul Raynor
Pramela Reddi
Ruth Reimann
Andrew Reynolds
Jacob Rivas
Mike Roach
Michael Rosen
Warren Rosenfeld
Jesse Rosenzweig
Johna Rossetto
Amy Ruiz
Jill & Kevin Ross
Carmen Rubio
Aubrey Russel
Nick Sauvie
Kari Schlosshauer
David Schmidt
John Schuring
Patricia Serrurier
Penny Serrurier
Sama Shagaga
Helen Shum
Andrew Simon
Eli Spevak
Barrett Stambler
Amy Subach
Henry Swigert
Matt Taylor
Jason Trombley
Madeline Turnock
Abel Valladares
Stacey Vallas
Andrea Vintro
Keith Voigt
Mary Ann Walker
Patricia Wall
Lori Warner
Corby Watkins
Thomas Wheatley
Cameron Whitten
Anna Wilson
Courtney Wilson
John Whisler
Lamar Wise
Gary Withers
Britni & Michelle Worley-Pickel
Edward Wolf
Justin Yuen
Betsy Zucker