Endorsements

 

 

HONORABLE FRAN COLEMAN, FORMER COLORADO STATE REPRESENTATIVE House district 1

"Xochitl Gaytan is a proven community leader that can be counted on to lead the fight for excellence in education for all children regardless of their diversity and or socio-background. Sochi is one to roll up her sleeves and pragmatically get the job done."

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HONORABLE DENNIS GALLAGHER

"Xochitl Gaytan will be the board member that DPS needs.  Her compelling story and her experiences as a parent give her a perspective to truly represent the needs of the students, parents, and communities of Denver.  Most importantly of all, her idea for an external audit of DPS finances is urgently needed to reinstate transparency and accountability to those taxpayer dollars."


councilwoman deborah "Debbie" ortega, denver city council district 13

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REPRESENTATIVE JOseph SALAZAR, colorado house district 31, CANDIDATE for colorado attorney general


Representative jONATHAN SINGER, Colorado house district 11

"Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan is a strong community leader in southwest Denver. As President of the Harvey Park Improvement Association, she listens to thousands of her neighbors about their concerns and goals. This skill will serve her well on the Denver School Board. Xochitl is also a proven business leader, proud DPS graduate and mother of two boys who attended DPS. What separates her and makes her an outstanding leader is her ability to bring together diverse stakeholders to find a solution."

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Working Families Party is electing the next generation of progressive leaders. Working Families recruits, trains and elects leaders who share their mission to local and state office in a growing number of cities and states. From small-town school boards to big city mayors, from county legislators to members of Congress, they’re sending Working Families candidates to office to help build an economy that works for all of us.

They organize. They reach hundreds of thousands of people every month, knocking on their door, calling on the phone, or in your inbox, to give people the opportunity to take action. 


Fraternal Order of police #27

"We understand how important the public school system is in addressing the educational needs and academic ability of young people in our society.  Unfortunately we are to often aware of those young people in society whose educational and academic needs weren't met in the school system.  It is because of this that we have a ken interest in assisting people like Sochi who genuinely want to improve the educational system.
We are proud to support Sochi in her journey and mission to improve the educational system for Denver's children.  We know that she is someone who can truly make a difference and we want to help her make that difference."

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Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA)

“Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan will fight to ensure Southwest Denver gets its fair share of new construction bond dollars that are currently being siphoned off to other areas.” - Henry Roman, President of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association


our denver our schools, nonprofit community organization

"Our Denver, Our Schools is proud to endorse Xochitl “Sochi” Gaytan in the Southwest Denver School Board race. Sochi knows importance of public schools. She and her husband Jaime are Abraham Lincoln graduates. Her older son graduated from a DPS high school. Her younger son is attending Sabin World School. Having herself attended four different elementary schools, Sochi knows how important strong, stable neighborhood schools are.

Sochi epitomizes community involvement, leadership and collaboration. She owns her own real estate business, she is president of the Harvey Park Improvement Association, and she has worked tirelessly with teachers, community members and families for equity within DPS schools.

As a school board member Sochi will work for strong, walkable neighborhood schools, more equitable supports and opportunities for students and teachers, financial and academic transparency, collaborative decision making. Sochi will work to stop school closures, stop the emphasis on high stakes testing and competition. Sochi Gaytan is exactly what the Denver Public School Board needs!"

https://www.ourdenverourschools.org/candidates-and-endorsements/

 

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our revolution metro denver

Our Revolution is an organization that hopes to bring progressive political revolution to local communities.  


COLORADO BLUEFLOWER FUND

The BlueFlower Fund helps elect Democratic, pro-choice, progressive women candidates running for state and local office in Colorado. They actively researches and recruits qualified, competitive candidates in order to accomplish our mission. To receive BlueFlower support, candidates must complete an application, which is scored and evaluated by our Board Members, with guidance from our Advisors.

The BlueFlower Fund is proud to work with like-minded individuals across the state of Colorado to maximize contributions to select candidates. Candidates supported by BlueFlower help to transform Colorado’s political landscape by building a pro-choice, progressive agenda at the state and local levels.

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CAUCUS of today's teachers

The Caucus of Today's Teachers are Denver teachers, social workers, psychologists, paraprofessionals, and other champions of public education.

http://todaysteachers.org/

 


DENVER AREA LABOR FEDERATION

DALF works with local and national labor and community organizations around policies and initiatives in support of worker rights. All officers are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. They mobilize their members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice. They strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.

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DENVER FEDERATION FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS AND NUTRITION SERVICES EMPLOYEES 

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. They are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.


DENVER FIREFIGHTERS UNION LOCAL 858

We are honored to earn the endorsement of the Denver Firefighters local 858, with our shared values of safe, thriving communities, and robust public services accessible to all.

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the colorado Latino Forum

The CLF reaches out to Latinos and supportive individuals in communities and organizations throughout Colorado to become aware of and involved in public policy, increase voter mobilization, educate candidates, and build coalitions to ensure that more elected officials support Latino related issues.


HONORABLE FRAN COLEMAN, FORMER COLORADO STATE REPRESENTATIVE House district 1

"I was disappointed to learn that Angela Cobian hasn't even bothered to vote in the last two school board elections. We can't trust her to represent us."

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HOnorable Polly Baca, Former US Representative and Colorado State Legislator

"Xochitl Gaytan is a natural leader who understands what students and communities need.  She has the experience, the heart, and the commitment to move our Denver Public Schools in a better direction.


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Nestor Meza, President of Homies Unidos

 

"I believe in people who can’t be bought and make their own decisions when it comes to the education of our students in DPS. Believe in Xochitl Gaytan for Denver School Board, District 2."


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Councilman kevin flynn

denver city council district 2

"Xochitl Gaytan believes as I do that strong and vibrant Denver neighborhoods require strong and vibrant Denver public schools serving them. Xochitl is a strong neighborhood advocate, as am I, and she will be a valued partner in building great neighborhoods."


Communications workers of america

"CWA endorses Xochitl because we stand with her in advocacy for neighborhood schools,  support for teachers and working families, and halting school closures."

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