Endorsements

Zelia-Gonzales - endorsements“Michael Minnick makes me excited for the future of our schools. A fundamental change is happening where adults are starting to listen to our needs. Michael is one of those educators and students can already feel the change happening when he makes time to talk to us.”


ZELIA GONZALES
Student, Co-Founder, Sacramento Young Feminists Alliance

“Michael Minnick has been a tireless champion for our youth, helping to develop pathways to colleges and careers for Sacramento students. Michael has proven to be a creative and fierce advocate for children throughout our city. He will be an excellent partner, for students, families and the community.”


DARRELL STEINBERG
Mayor-Elect, City of Sacramento

“Michael Minnick possesses an undeniable passion for education and truly cares for SCUSD students and their families. It is for this reason that I support Michael for SCUSD School Board.”


TARIK McFALL
Vice Principal, Sacramento City Unified School District

Xico-González-endorsements“Michael Minnick tiene la determinación y la pasión que me gustaría ver en la mesa directiva escolar. Como educador y activista chicano, reconozco el compromiso que Michael tiene para alentar a nuestros estudiantes y a sus familias. Michael está dedicado a traer accesibilidad y oportunidades de equidad a todos los estudiantes.”


“Michael Minnick has the drive and the passion I would like to see on our school board. As an educator and Chicano activist, I recognize the commitment Michael has for the advancement of our diverse student population and their families. Michael is devoted to bringing accessibility and equal opportunity to all students.”


XICO GONZALEZ
Teacher, Sacramento City Unified School District

“Michael has the reputation of successfully serving the families and students of this community, and that’s why I believe he should continue serving them as a member of the school board.”


STEPHANIE NGUYEN
Nonprofit Executive Director

Rivkay K. Sass - endorsements

“Michael Minnick understands kids, our community and what is needed for the future of Sacramento. He’s the right person at the right time for Sacramento City Schools.”


RIVKAH K. SASS
Librarian

Estella Sanchez - endorsements

“As a community organizer, arts advocate, educator, and parent I want our schools to be safe, creative, and innovative. I believe we need school board members who understand our diverse community and who are actively engaged in supporting youth. It is for this reason that I support Michael Minnick for School Board. ”


ESTELLA SANCHEZ
Community Organizer/Artist

Toni Tinker - endorsements

“Michael Minnick has repeatedly impressed me with his commitment to Sacramento and its youth. Michael brings a willingness to be open and listen to diverse families that make up the SCUSD. I think he will make a powerful addition to the Sacramento school board.”


TONI TINKER
Parent, Sacramento City Unified School District

“I support Michael for School Board because he does vital work in our community, such as working with young men to prevent gender-based violence, and supporting queer and trans youth. I know him to be a positive influence in the lives of many and he has truly impacted the Sacramento community.”


JACKE HUMPHREY-STRAUB
Social Worker / Educator

Victoria-Lemus-web“Michael Minnick cares about students and is always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. He is a mentor, educator, and parent of Sacramento. I am not only proud to call him a colleague, but also a friend”


VICTORIA LEMUS
Teacher, Sacramento City Unified School District

Patti-Uplinger-web“Michael Minnick is a positive role model and has been very involved in Building Healthy Communities. His energy is unlimited! Our community’s future starts with educating our children and providing them with positive activities and learning opportunities. Michael Minnick cares and is the right person for this position.”


PATTI UPLINGER
Founder, Tallac Village Neighborhood Association…

“Michael Minnick came into our lives as our daughter’s coach for the Stairway to Stardom youth music program. Having the youngest competitor in the program we witnessed Michael’s strong leadership combined with a gentle encouraging approach when needed. Michael went above and beyond not only with his time but with his deep level of caring for every member in the band. Our total experience was off the chart thanks to Michael Minnick’s love of helping local youth and for his passion for music.”


TY, LIZ & ELLA BLUE FRANKLIN

“Empowerment. Desirable outcomes. The drive to create a systemic
change for the youth of SCUSD. Michael Minnick can do it! Michael can be that voice for the students, parents, and community. All he needs is the platform continue what he’s been doing for decades.”


CJ LYNCH
Youth Development Consultant

Don-Saylor-web“I am impressed with Michael’s focus on school gardens and food access, children’s health issues, and youth development. Our schools need to work for every student. Michael Minnick rocks.”


DON SAYLOR
Yolo County Board of Supervisors