A BALANCED APPROACH, UNWAVERING LEADERSHIP.
The Latino Votes of South Florida in Broward County has endorsed Elijah Manley. Here is a copy of their official statement:
"Dear Mr. Elijah,
I am pleased to inform you that The Latino Vote of South FL in Broward County has endorsed your candidacy for the Broward County School Board Member, At Large Seat #8 for the elections of August 28th, 2018.
Your qualifications and experience are impressive, and we believe you will represent the community well. We believe you will be a School Board Member who will seek inclusion and equal opportunity for all the Students of Broward County. "
Founder & Chairman
Around ismissal on February 14th, 2018, Nickolaus Cruz, 19, wounded 20 people and tragically murdered 17 people in an act of terrorism at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Stoneman Douglas is one of Broward County's best public educational institutions, with so many smart and bright young minds. I offer my sincere condolences to the parents, students, faculty, and young people who lost someone close to them, or were traumatized by this event.
Elijah Manley was featured on Local 10-WPLG news when he released details of a Hallandale Beach school infested with mold and mildew. The exclusive aired three times in 3 days. Manley also announced that in late January he would start his field operations.
In November 2017, Elijah Manley went to Hallandale High School to speak to a classroom of high school seniors. The theme of the conversation was "Life after high school" in which Manley spoke about his difficulties following graduation. He also toured the campus and took note of the issues facing the school's infrastructure.
In October of 2017, Elijah Manley released his candidate portraits and officially kicked off his campaign. his campaign Kickoff was held at GG's of New York Italian Restaurant & Pizza, and 30 people showed up. He raised nearly $700 that night.
July 22nd, 2017
Elijah Manley attended the March for Public Education on July 22nd, 2017 in Washington, DC. He marched to the mall to the U.S. Department of Education, alongside teachers, students, union leaders, and other concerned people. The march centered around preserving public education, and not allowing Betsy Devos to push vouchers and privatization of schools. The march was intersectional; with attendants showed solidarity with immigrant/undocumented students, students with disabilities, minority/marginalized students, and low income students. Attendants discussed protecting DACA, healthcare, the IDEA, and the ADA. Elijah spoke with the President of the National Educators Association (NEA), and briefly with student leaders across the country.
Elijah Manley talks public education, ending of privatization, and social programs for students at a press conference in Newark, NJ at the NJIT campus center.