As an educator, an advocate, and a progressive community organizer who proudly calls Portland home--I care deeply about our students, families, and education professionals.
We are the experts in how to support student learning, how to ensure inclusive and equitable access to education, and how to provide financial stability for our district.
I believe that for too long our public schools, especially in Zone 2, have lacked a leader who can harness this collective expertise from theory into practice—a leader who can advocate for diverse students and their families, for the conditions necessary to succeed in school, and in life.
We are overdue for schools that guarantee any student a promising educational experience, regardless of who they are, or where they come from.
The future of our greater community depends on our district’s ability to meet the educational needs of all students, to provide safer classrooms, and to address the ever-growing threat that economic insecurity poses to our abilities to do so.
That’s why I am running for Portland Public School Board, Zone 2. I am running to lead our district towards a future where equitable student success is a given and not a perennial goal.
The Issues We Can Solve Together
Joy Alise Davis
Executive Director, Portland African American Leadership Forum (PAALF)
AFSCME Council 75
Rep. Janelle Bynum
Oregon House of Representatives, District 51
Vice Chair, Democratic Party of Oregon Black Caucus
I will advocate for working-class families,
for an end to the criminalization of our students,
for sustainable fiscal management,
and for community-centered decision-making.
Over the next few months, stay connected with me, and support with your vote by May 21, 2019.