By Deb Krishnadasan, Gig Harbor
The measure of our community is the investment we make in our children. Great schools make great communities, and great communities make great schools. Judging by the overwhelming and bipartisan support that Stand Up for Peninsula Schools has received while campaigning for the school bond, our community is strong and our schools will soon be safer and more secure, when this measure passes.
What is Stand Up for Peninsula Schools exactly? It is the hundreds of volunteers that have rang doorbells, made phone calls and waved signs. It’s the thousands of social media followers and hundreds of homeowners and businesses displaying 'yes' yard signs.
It is the dad who handmade 750 'vote yes' buttons. It’s the students that will graduate before their school facilities improve but are volunteering for the next generation of students.
It’s the countless individuals, families and businesses that have helped get out the vote. It’s the over 200 contributors that have donated financially to our campaign.
It is the individuals that researched and shared accurate information to help others be informed. It’s a district administration that has spent our tax dollars as promised, and continue to be transparent and communicate facts to the public.
It's the retired communities, churches and organizations, across party lines, that invited us in to educate their members.
It is the man who told me he was originally voting no but educated himself on the facts and is now a strong yes.
Our community is standing together for education, our taxpayers and our entire community. We are all Stand Up for Peninsula Schools. Join us in voting YES, and turn your ballot in by April 24!
This transcript taken from the original letter published in the Tacoma News Tribune on April 19, 2018.