“Seattle’s Only newspaper”
She's committed to implementing the school board's new equity agenda.
The school system moves at the speed of a sloth on opiates, but we need ambitious people like Rankin to light a fire under the school board's ass. Vote Rankin.
BUILDING A POWERFUL UNION THAT FIGHTS FOR ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN OUR WORKPLACES AND IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
UFCW 21 is the largest private-sector union in Washington, with over 46,000 members working in grocery store, retail, health care, and other industries.
The Union of Academic and Student Employees and Post-Docs at the University of Washington
The voice of seattle public school educators
On behalf of the members of the Seattle Education Association, congratulations to Liza on receiving our sole endorsement.
We are proud to recommend and elect pro-public education candidates like her.
teamsters local 763
MLK Labor is the central body of labor organizations in King County, representing 154 unions and 100,000 workers
gun violence is preventable
As the Seattle Council PTSA Legislative Chair, Liza Rankin helped lead the way on gun violence prevention. Her history of leadership shows her commitment to preventing gun violence in schools and communities.
Teamsters Local 174
represents the First Student bus drivers and mechanics that transport our SPS students.
Transit Riders Union
An independent, democratic, member-run union of transit riders organizing for better public transit in Seattle, King County and beyond.
recruiting, training, electing womxn since 1971
Liza advocates for positive, equitable learning and working environments in Seattle Public Schools,
She has engaged at the school, city, and state level for kids, families, and schools.
The 37th Dems
Representing the Central District, International District, Beacon Hill, Mount Baker, Seward Park, Columbia City, Rainier Valley, Rainier Beach, Skyway, and Renton, they are the most diverse and progressive LD in WA state.
Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council
Representing 19 affiliate crafts and over 20K workers
recommended by Fuse WA in their Progressive Voters Guide
Rankin demonstrated detailed knowledge of the complex issues facing Seattle Public Schools during her in-person interview and highlighted her experience volunteering at or visiting half of the 102 schools in the district.
Community Leader and Education Advocate
As the 2016-2018 Seattle Council PTSA President, I have worked closely with Liza Rankin. For me, she was a strong go-to and think partner. Because of Liza's brilliance, advocacy and mobilization, Seattle Public Schools now has a two-tier bus and bell schedule. She worked with a City Council member to find funding to a challenge our School Board had been trying to figure out for 8 years. Many raised their voice to support this effort, but it was Liza's leadership that brought all of the pieces and people together. From listening to schools and families she found solutions.
Liza connected Seattle Council to our Black Lives Matter in School partnership that now has powerful student voice and leadership. When the district was nervous about embracing this movement, she brought in a strong voice of diverse communities. Her voice helped to reassure them that this was the right decision. She put together the first book reading list as a resource because there was none at that time.
She knows highly capable, twice-exceptional and special education in ways that others do not, always looking at the whole child and what is best for the student. She is student and teacher-centered, and values the voice and partnership with families. She is strong on policy and has tremendous knowledge of education funding and State level educational challenges that must be addressed. Please VOTE for Liza Rankin for Seattle School Board Position 1!
Dr. Ilene Schwartz
professor of education UW*
community education advocate
Devon Alisa Abdallah
SPS Parent, PTA Legislative Chair, Community Activist
Artist, Activist, Community leader, nonprofit board member
education and child advocate, disability ally and inclusion radical, past president Seattle Council PTSA
2019 PSESD TEACHER OF THE YEAR, TEACHING TOLERANCE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER*
Wayne Au, PhD
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES AT UW BOTHELL*
SPS Educator, Parent, Graduate, SEA Union Advocate*
educational researcher and teacher educator, University of Washington*
SPS PARENT AND BOARD MEMBER, CONCORD INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA*
SPS Parent and bryant pta board member*
SPS TEACHER, FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL*
Liza has my endorsement! Informed, thoughtful, concerned about equity and deep education for all children.
sps teacher, bailey-gatzert elementary*
I know Liza can do the job - she’ll have my vote!
SPS elementary special education teacher*
Liza is compassionate and motivated to make a difference in the education experience for all children in Seattle!
founder of cometa playschool and scptsa president*
Aisha Reuler, MD
pediatrician, SPS parent, pta leader
Ballard HS PTSA Legislative Liaison, SCPTSA High School Area Director, WSPTA Gun Violence Prevention Issue co-sponsor, 36th Democrats PCO*
Liza has led community organizing and lobbying on progressive taxation, including a state capital gains tax, to more fairly, sustainably, and amply fund our public schools, and has also led on gun violence prevention efforts with SCPTSA. Her superpower of empathy, coupled to clear vision on key policy issues, make her my choice for School Board Director in District 1.
Liza Rankin is super smart, caring and best of all...witty, with a sense of humor. There is no better choice to serve Seattle’s kids!
sps parent and nonprofit leader
sps parent and pta leader
SPS parent and advocate
Liza has spent the last four years building relationships among school communities as she coordinated resources, volunteerism, and advocacy, including giving and supporting public testimony during school board meetings at the John Stanford Center.
As a member of Seattle Council PTSA, she led the writing and adoption of the Black Lives Matter at School Week initiative, and championed the SCPTSA 2018-19 Equity Resolution and the #TakeBackPTA resolution. She has participated in Washington State PTA Focus Day activities in Olympia and as a legislative chair, recognizing that funding and policy issues intersect to create many barriers to equity in Seattle Public Schools.
Intersectionality is key in creating a truly equitable education system in our city, and Liza has done the research, met with communities, and supported issues time and time again that move the needle forward in Seattle, and will be a huge asset on the board.