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Recall Sylvia Leong, Phyllis Vogel, and Lori Cunningham

Recall Sylvia Leong from CUSD Board of Education
Recall Sylvia Leong from CUSD Board of Education underway
Recall Phyllis Vogel from CUSD Board of Education
Recall Phyllis Vogel from CUSD Board of Education underway
Recall Lori Cunningham from CUSD Board of Education
Recall Lori Cunningham from CUSD Board of Education underway

Recall CUSD Board started with the recall of Lori Cunningham for being the primary blocker of school reopening. With the first recall of Lori officially over, we are now assisting parents in the recalls of Sylvia Leong, Phyllis Vogel and Lori Cunningham (again). Even if you support school closures, these Board members have been toxic for CUSD. They have sowed division, knowingly wasted $2M in two failed parcel tax attempts, fought to prevent your schools from reopening, prioritized their union donors before kids and more. Read about Lori Cunningham’s first recall here. We hope you will support our efforts to gather 11,542 signatures by April 6, 2022. If you wish to volunteer, please email recallcusdboard@gmail.com or sign-up here. Read below on how these three Board members closed your schools.

Sylvia is closing our neighborhood schools but expanding CLIP (Chinese Language Immersion Program, one of the CUSD’s Alternative programs), where she was the former PTA President. Sylvia used her influence to cut a backroom deal with CUSD to prioritize CLIP. She has damaged her credibility and has sowed massive division among the community. (Read more here.)

Phyllis, too, is closing our schools. She said that closing three schools is not enough and asked for more. When building the school closure rubric, she skipped the meeting. She has abandoned equity and pushed lottery schools. (Read more here.)

Lori, too, voted to close our schools. When Lori disagrees, she reminds you that she knows better. When in a corner, she says she is being harassed. She says the community doesn’t stand up for her. Lori does not prioritize kids. She can’t because she is largest recipient of teacher union money. (Read more here.)

With them in office, CUSD has witnessed the steepest enrollment decline in its history, more than 2X the county in just the past 2 years. They failed to pass the parcel tax, twice, in less than 15 months, spending $2M of CUSD dollars. They failed to stop the flight to private which has only accelerated. They failed our underprivileged, who are performing in the bottom 10% of the state. They believe students have not experienced learning loss per the Superintendent’s own comments. They voted to close schools and will vote to close more in a year with record COVID relief dollars. They have simply failed to deliver as board members. We need honesty and transparency, not hidden agendas and politicians.

Vote YES to save neighborhood schools. Vote YES for equity. Vote YES for community. Vote YES for decency. Vote YES to recall Sylvia, Phyllis and Lori!

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Please support the recall of Sylvia Leong, Phyllis Vogel, and Lori Cunningham so we can elect Board Trustees who will put kids before unions and heal our community.

A copy of the following Notice of Intent to recall Sylvia Leong was filed by parents with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Thursday, October 7, 2021:

Sylvia Leong - Letter of Intent to recall
Sylvia Leong – Letter of Intent to recall

A copy of the following Notice of Intent to recall Phyllis Vogel was filed by parents with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Wednesday, October 13, 2021:

Phyllis Vogel – Letter of Intent to recall

A copy of the following Notice of Intent to recall Lorien Cunningham was filed by parents with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on Monday, October 18, 2021:

Lori Cunningham - Letter of Intent to recall
Lori Cunningham – Letter of Intent to recall

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