The Seattle Public Schools voted yesterday and approved remote learning for the fall. A note from our NAACP Education Chair, Josette Wicker:
"[The Seattle School Board] decided to do remote learning and [they] have to have final plans by September 2nd. Bargaining with the Teacher Union is still underway and could affect a lot...our special needs students are one of my high concerns." Stay tuned, King County.
Tuesday was the Washington State primary. Thank you to everyone who voted, King County had a voter turnout of over 40% of registered voters. There are a large number of candidates of color who finished in the top two spots for their races and therefore will be on the ballot in November. There were two Fire department levies on the ballots in parts of the county and both passed, helping to ensure that fire departments in that area have the resources they need to help their communities. Many of the races for both statewide offices and legislative district positions were close between the top two candidates.
This highlights just how important it is for everyone to vote in the general election in November. In the coming months we will be working hard to ensure that members are educated on the measures and candidates on the ballot, as well as encouraging all who are eligible to register to vote to do so!
Register to vote at https://voter.votewa.gov/WhereToVote.aspx for November, and beyond.