*** Tony Thurmond has been endorsed for State Superintendent of Public Instruction by the CDP ***
As a father to two daughters in public schools, I’m acutely aware of how important it is that our education system empowers young women and girls to use their voices, understand their choices, and aspire to any career they choose.
My daughters and all of California’s public school students are growing up in a new era for women in 2018, and our schools have got to be ready for it. I’ve strongly supported legislation to improve reproductive education in public schools and provide more ethnic studies and civics education, and I’m authoring legislation to create funding for STEM courses for young women and girls of all backgrounds.
I’m proud that California’s leading women’s advocacy organizations have unanimously supported me for Superintendent of Public Instruction, including Planned Parenthood, NARAL Pro-Choice CA, and most recently the California National Organization for Women (CA NOW):
“As a father, social worker, educator, and public servant, Tony Thurmond has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to gender and racial equality. In the Assembly, Tony has been a strong supporter of legislation advancing equal pay, reproductive rights, and sexual health education in public schools. As Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony will continue working to ensure that all women and girls are fully and equally valued at home, at school, at work, and in government.”
– Kolieka Seigle, President of CA National Organization for Women (CA NOW)
The Superintendent of Public Instruction also serves on the UC Board of Regents, CSU Board of Trustees, and California Community Colleges Board of Governors. In those positions, I will be committed to working with survivors of campus sexual assault to implement critical reforms to keep our campuses safe. Working hand in hand with women, I’ll lead on issues of sexual harassment at our public schools and universities.
I’m running to provide great public education to California’s girls and young women, and all of our students. With 11 days left before the primary election, will you donate to support my campaign today?
Thank you for your support in these critical days before the June 5 Primary Election!