Working Families Party To Announce School Board Candidates

The Connecticut Working Families Party currently occupies three of nine slots on the Board of Education, including Maria Pereira and Sauda Baraka whose seats are up for reelection this November. The WFP will announce its school board candidates on Saturday. News release follows:

On Saturday, August 10th, the Connecticut Working Families Party will hold its annual meeting at the Germania Schwaben club in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition to announcing the Working Families Party candidates for Bridgeport Board of Education, the meeting will cover topics from corporate accountability to voting rights. There will be a particular emphasis on protecting our public schools and ensuring every student has a quality education.

The annual meeting will include:

An announcement of the Working Families Party candidates for the Bridgeport Board of Education.

A presentation on the Connecticut Working Families Party and its work over the last year.

A series of skill building workshops and issue based presentations.

A panel discussion on protecting public education and grassroots school reform.

A keynote address from Wendy Lecker, education columnist and Senior Attorney for the Campaign for Fiscal Equality project at the Education Law Center.

The meeting will end with a call to action and an invitation for attendees to begin helping in the Board of Education race by knocking on doors and talking to local residents about important education issues.

** Connecticut Working Families Party Annual Meeting **


Connecticut Working Families Party holds it annual meeting focused on protecting public education with workshops, presentations, a call to action, and keynote speaker Wendy Lecker. Working Families Party candidates for the Bridgeport Board of Education will be announced.


Germania Schwaben Club

416 Horace Avenue

Bridgeport, Connecticut


10 am to 1:30 pm, August 10, 2013



  1. *** “Unknowns” no doubt ’cause that’s how they tend to roll lately instead of trying to work together with other groups that want change, too! WFP, GOP, Independents and anyone else that’s looking for change in city government in general need to band together in unity for these local elections to start the process forward. City Council and BOE seats would be a great start in taking back our city representation! *** UNITY ***


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