Watch for some smallish advocates high overhead Friday, unfurling banners in favor of the education-funding state propositions on the "Patriots Bridge" overpass over Highway 24 near the I-680 interchange.
“I’m excited to dance and wave at the cars and get their attention," said Lafayette second-grader Sophia Rich, according to a news release from Lafayette For Education. "If they vote and honk they will help my class.”
Wearing bright shirts and hoisting orange pom poms at 3 p.m. Friday will be schoolchildren from Lamorinda and Walnut Creek.
“It’s election crunch time and if neither of the two education props (30 and 38) pass, our elementary school district will see 1.5 million dollars of cuts,” said Shelly Hamalian, parent and Lafayette resident. "That is bad for California kids."
Organizing the yes vote on the two propositions on the state level is Educate Our State.