Emily Murase (www.emilymurase.com) will launch her campaign for San Francisco school board at a community potluck on Tuesday, June 10, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California, 1840 Sutter Street (near Webster) in San Francisco Japantown.
Emily and husband Neal’s 2 children attend the Japanese Bilingual Bicultural Program (JBBP) at Rosa Parks Elementary School and Emily is herself a product of San Francisco public schools, K-12. As former chair of the Parent Advisory Council appointed by the San Francisco Board of Education, she is committed to making the public school system work for San Francisco families. Learn more about her candidacy and find out how you can help!
Please RSVP to 415.759.5295 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a small dish to share!
Emily is endorsed by (partial listing): San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi; San Francisco Assessor/Recorder Phil Ting; Barbara Aaron, former President, Bryn Mawr College Alumnae Association*; Terry Abad, Lowell Alumni Association*; Dr. Alaric & Pauline Akashi; Alice Bulos, Filipino American Democratic Caucus State Chair Emeritus*; Joan Byrne, United Way of the Bay Area*; Nicky Calma, Commissioner on the Status of Women*; Gwen Chan, former Acting Superintendent, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD)*; Gregory Chew, Immigrant Rights Commissioner*; Cindy Choy, Parents for Public Schools* and a Hoover Middle School Parent; Dr. Carlota del Portillo, Dean, City College of San Francisco Mission Campus*; Steve Doi, Esq., Chan, Doi & Leal, LLP*; Jeff & Vivian Eng, Alamo Elementary School Parents; Maurice Englander, retired Lowell teacher; Kate Favetti, Executive Officer, San Francisco Civil Service Commission* (ret.); Jacques Fitch, JBBP Founder; Grace Fujimoto, Kimochi, Inc.*; Nobusuke Fukuda, San Francisco Department of Social Services* (ret.); Dr. Renee Golanty-Koel, Democratic Women in Action*, Richard Heggie, San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association*; Warren Hellman, Financier & Philanthropist; Cloey Hewlett, Esq., K&L Gates, LLP*; Sumi Honnami, Community Volunteer; Caryl Ito, Airport Commissioner*; Harriet Ishimoto, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi’s Office*; Norman Ishimoto, Kiyomura-Ishimoto Associates*; Dr. Mary Ann Jones, Westside Community Services*; Mary Jung, Democratic County Central Committee*; Flossie Lewis, retired Lowell teacher; Kaz Maniwa, Esq., California Japanese American Community Leadership Council*; Eric Mar, Esq., Board of Education Commissioner; Sonia Melara, Health Commission*; Jeff Mori, Asian American Recovery Services, Inc.*; Sandy Mori, Kimochi, Inc.*; Steve Nakajo, Fire Commissioner*; Allen Okamoto, T. Okamoto & Company*; Jon Osaki, Japanese Community Youth Council; Paul Osaki, Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Northern California*; Linda Pennington-Parker, Jazz Heritage Center on Fillmore*; JaMel Perkins, Partners Ending Domestic Abuse*; Will & Myrna Tsukamoto, JBBP Advisory Board*; Richard Wada, JBBP Advisory Board*; Bruce Waters, SFUSD teacher (ret.); Alan Wendroff, Lowell Alumni Association*; Broadcast Journalist Jan Yanehiro. *For identification purposes only.