Getting my local government feet wet tonight...

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Getting my local government feet wet tonight...

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We recently had a school board member resign and I submitted my application to be considered for the vacancy. The meeting where they choose a replacement board member is tonight.

My community is really struggling with the question of equity and diversity right now. I got involved with a grassroots community group advocating for equity last year and that involvement has led me to putting my name out there tonight.

We are a traditionally white suburb of Milwaukee, but a community that is becoming increasingly diverse and many people are pushing back against that diversity. We've had some ugly racial incidents in our schools over the past couple of years (and honestly...they were happening when I was a student 25 years ago). The school district has done a poor job of addressing those issues. This is why we felt the need to create our own group to not just advocate for change, but to actively work to make that change happen.

Anyway, I'm 1 of 9 candidates tonight. I feel I have a good shot, but if I don't get the nod I know there is still a lot of work I can do to make this community a better place...and I'm wearing a Clash t-shirt under my shirt and tie.
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Best of luck!

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Good luck mate
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Good luck! Let us know, of course.
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Don't forget to tell people that god called on you to serve Him in this function!
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Good luck buddy. Please don't be tempted to use old Josh Hader tweets in your campaign slogan!
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Thanks for the words of support!

I they did choose me I'd serve until April 2021 and then would have to actually run in a general election. Tonight's choice will be made by the school board - which is currently 4 members.

We each get to make a 2 minute introduction and then the board has the opportunity to ask questions - answers are limited to 2 minutes. Each board member will them get to nominate a candidate. Those who make it through will be asked additional questions per the board's discretion before a final vote is held. A candidate needs a majority of 3 votes to be selected.
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Good on you mate and good luck.

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Good for you pal, let us know how it goes.

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I'm starting to get a bit nervous... ;)
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Fuck yeah man!!!!
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Flex wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 5:43pm
Fuck yeah man!!!!
You lot are gonna take over the world then we'll be sorry.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Awesome!
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Heston wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 7:08pm
Flex wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 5:43pm
Fuck yeah man!!!!
You lot are gonna take over the world then we'll be sorry.
We do be trying to rule/ruin the world
YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

Sous les pavés, la plage.

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Flex wrote:
18 Feb 2020, 3:11pm
Heston wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 7:08pm
Flex wrote:
17 Feb 2020, 5:43pm
Fuck yeah man!!!!
You lot are gonna take over the world then we'll be sorry.
We do be trying to rule/ruin the world
Everybody wants to

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