Texas Organizing Project celebrates Joyce Foreman’s Dallas ISD election victory

Joyce Foreman won the Dallas ISD runoff race on Saturday.

Joyce Foreman won the Dallas ISD runoff race on Saturday.

TOP endorsed candidate set to advance DISD student achievement

DALLAS – ­­Joyce Foreman, the longtime Dallas community activist endorsed by the Texas Organizing Project (TOP), today won the District 6 seat on the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees, despite being outspent 6 to 1.

“Experts looking at this race thought Joyce didn’t have a chance since she was massively outspent, but signs don’t vote, people do. What the experts didn’t consider was all the community support behind her,” said Suzette Wiseman, a TOP community leader and DISD parent. “TOP was out in the community every day knocking on doors, making phone calls, and having real one­-on-one talks with voters. Our people made the difference.”

TOP members have been hard at work for years fighting to improve Dallas ISD through grassroots organizing.

“We phone banked, block-­walked, and gave rides to the polls,” said Ed Turner, Texas Organizing Project Dallas schools campaign organizer. “Our members were driven to fight for Joyce because we need a strong voice on the board who will fight to improve student performance and oppose poorly thought­-out proposals like Home Rule Charter.”

TOP will run an aggressive and comprehensive Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program throughout Dallas County for November’s general election.
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