Endorsements

Our Community Endorses Measure DD!

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Measure DD Endorsed by SMC Dems, 4Cs, AFSCME, UDW & More!

The San Mateo County Democratic Party, the Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County, unions, community leaders, local organizations, and public officials all agree: Preschool for All South San Francisco is a big win for families living and working in San Mateo County.

Chelsea Bonini, SMC Board of Education, Vice President

I support Measure DD because it will create a sustainable early education system to support students, families, and teachers. All kids in San Mateo County should have access to quality early learning opportunities. It’s exciting that South San Francisco is leading the region on this issue!

Photo portrait of Cesar Ché Rodriguez.

I applaud and celebrate Measure DD. Now, more than ever, we need to invest in our working families and children. By giving parents a safe place for their children to learn and grow during the working day, this measure benefits children, parents, employers, and community members. This investment will improve our community—now, and in the long run.

César "che" Rodriguez

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South City Resident, CFA-SFSU

Photo portrait of Kiara Simmons, a young Black woman with short locs and a yellow blouse. She smiles directly at the camera, posing with her right hand resting gently behind her head.

Education is a human right first and foremost! Accessible, quality early education will bridge the education gap for youth of color, while providing much-needed support for working class families in South San Francisco.

Photo portrait of Alexis Lewis, 1st Vice President of NAACP San Mateo. She is an older Black woman with short dark hair in loose waves. She smiles warmly at the camera.

Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed in the academic world and life without regard to their family’s financial status at the time of their birth. [The] passage of Measure DD will make significant improvements in workers’ families’ lives.

Photo of Karen Alden, Founder of Good2Know Partners. A white woman with short blond hair and a navy blue blouse smiles directly at the camera.

I support early child care and education for all because it is good for children, families, and our collective futures. By specifying a wage floor for early care and learning providers, Measure DD will ensure the high-quality care and learning that every child deserves.

Karen Alden

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Good2Know Partners

Support Preschool for All—Vote Yes on Measure DD by November 8th!

Will you stand with South City families, preschool teachers, child care workers, and trusted elected officials by endorsing Measure DD?

Local Unions

Doniella Maher, AFT 1493

AFT 1493 supports Measure DD because excellent early care and education requires this kind of transformative investment in the educators, programs, and community.

Doniella Maher

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AFT 1493

Teachers & Child Care Providers Endorse Measure DD!

  • AFSCME Local 829
    representing preschool teachers and staff in South San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation programs
  • AFT 1493
    San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers
  • UDW  / Child Care Providers United California 
    representing early education and child care workers in South San Francisco’s family-owned preschools and child care centers

COMMUNITY LEADERS*

James Coleman, smiling young man with short dark hair and dark suit jacket, in front of a light-colored government building

I’m proud to be an early supporter of this initiative that would raise teacher wages and guarantee high-quality, universal child care and early childhood education for all South City families.

James Coleman

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SSF City Councilmember

South City Officials Endorse Measure DD!

  • John C. Baker
    Board President, South San Francisco Unified School District
  • James Coleman
    South San Francisco City Councilmember (District 4)
  • Luis De Paz Fernandez
    South San Francisco Planning Commissioner
  • Ethan Mizzi
    Chair, South San Francisco Youth Commission
  • Michael DeNatale
    Commissioner, South San Francisco Cultural Arts Commission
  • Mina A. Richardson 
    Board Vice-President, South San Francisco Unified School District
  • Robert Uy
    Chair, South San Francisco Parks and Recreation Commission
Headshot of Morena Fernandez smiling at the camera. She is a dark-haired, dark-eyed middle-aged Latina; she wears small hoop earrings and a red-and-white plaid collared shirt. Her hair is pulled back to reveal her warm smile.

As a preschool provider for 28 years, I support Measure DD because it will ensure that all South City kids have access to safe, quality education.

Morena Fernandez

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Ositos Wonderschool

Community Advocates Endorse Measure DD!

*Titles for identification purposes only.

Local Businesses

South City’s Small Businesses Endorse Measure DD!

Local Organizations

Measure DD is a great example of local government prioritizing children, our future.

Peace Action of San Mateo County

Trusted Local Organizations Endorse Measure DD!

Public OFFICIALS*

San Mateo County Leaders Endorse Measure DD!

SMC Office of Education

  • Chelsea Bonini
    Vice-President and Board Trustee (Area 4)
  • Hector Camacho, Jr. 
    Board Trustee (Area 3)
  • Anne Campbell
    former Superintendent of Schools
  • Jim Cannon 
    Board Trustee (Area 5)
  • Ted Lempert
    Board Trustee (Area 6)

STATE GOVERNMENT

  • Josh Becker
    CA State Senator (District 13)
  • Richard “Rich” S. Gordon
    former CA Assemblymember (District 24)
  • Alex Lee (李天明)
    CA State Assemblymember (District 25)

Local Government

  • Rick Bonilla 
    Mayor of San Mateo, and member of Carpenters Local 217 
  • David J. Canepa
    San Mateo County Board of Supervisors (District 5)
  • Noelia Corzo
    Board Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School District
  • Dr. Rod Daus-Magbual
    Mayor of Daly City
  • Lissette Espinoza-Garnica
    Redwood City City Councilmember
  • Rudy Espinoza Murray
    Commissioner, San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission
  • Maurice Goodman
    Board Trustee, San Mateo County Community College District
  • Giselle Hale 
    Mayor of Redwood City
  • Sam Hindi
    Foster City Councilmember
  • Amourence Lee
    San Mateo City Councilmember
  • Sally Lieber
    Mountain View City Councilmember, former CA State Assemblymember
  • Seema Patel
    San Mateo Planning Commissioner
  • Dean Preston
    San Francisco Board of Supervisors (District 5)
  • Kalimah Salahuddin 
    Board Member, Jefferson Union High School District (Daly City)
  • Tara Sreekrishnan
    Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education (Area 2)
  • Shara Watkins
    Board Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School District
 

*Titles for identification purposes only.

Logo for Yes on Measure D. A bright yellow circle encloses the words "Yes on DD" (dark purple all-caps san serif font, plus a child's handprint in turquoise) and "Preschool for All" (cute, rounded serif font in white)

Will You Endorse Measure DD?

The citizens’ initiative for Preschool for All South San Francisco is winning support across the community. 

If you are a community leader or a local elected official, we’d love your public endorsement of Measure DD. And if you represent a Bay Area union or other organization, we’d love to tell your membership how Measure DD will benefit South City. Let’s win Preschool for All SSF!

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