League of Pissed-Off (Young) Voters Awards District 9 First Place Endorsement to Mark Sanchez
GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES NEWS RELEASE
SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Sanchez, candidate for District 9 Supervisor, continued his winning streak of powerful progressive endorsements when the League of Young Voters announced that it has awarded him its first place endorsement for District 9. The League's announcement comes on the heels of Sanchez' endorsement by the SF Bicycle Coalition, helping to solidify Sanchez' status as frontrunner.
"The League of Young Voters is an exceptional organization that is making a real difference in the lives of young people, and I am grateful for their support," said Sanchez, who also noted the League's diligence in researching community issues and putting out an educational voter guide.
The nod signifies a strong showing of grassroots youth support for Sanchez, who is currently President of the San Francisco Board of Education. Members of the League pointed to Mark's record of valuing young people in his work on the school board.
"Mark Sanchez won our first place endorsement due to his consistent record of passing progressive and youth-supportive policies. We are particularly excited about his leadership banning JROTC war recruitment in our schools, and look forward to working with him on building peaceful youth-empowerment programs. As President of the School Board, he proved his ability to responsibly manage budgets and collaborate effectively. On top of all that, he has the dopest campaign office in town," said League member Aliza Wasserman.
Other League members, such as Jeremy Pollock, concurred. Jeremy said "I support Mark Sanchez because the Board of Supervisors needs the voice of an educator. His experience working with low-income youth will be invaluable in addressing the root causes of the crisis of violence in the Mission. But the main reason I'm voting for Mark is because, as President of the Board of Education, he's proven that he can bring people together from all sides of the political spectrum to get things done. City Hall needs some of that unity and consensus building."
"Mark won the endorsement because of his community history and legislative track record with youth empowerment. As an openly gay school teacher who has unified the School Board and fought for justice for our youth and our communities, Mark represents many of our core values," said Kip Williams, a member of the Political Education and Action Committee (PEAC) of the SFLOPV.
Sanchez adds the League to a long list of endorsing organizations that includes the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Sierra Club, United Educators of San Francisco and the San Francisco Green Party.