The College Democrats of Massachusetts are proud to announce our endorsement of Jacquelyn Ryan for the Southbridge School Committee. Through her membership as a College Democrat, we have seen firsthand the passion and dedication that Jackie invests in her community, and we have the utmost confidence that she will bring these qualities to this position.
In both her public and private life, Jackie has led the charge for a fair and more equitable education, including stronger student protections, a diverse curricula, and "getting more money Into the classroom where it has been proven to be most effective". In her previous offices, she helped lead a successful fight against a charter school that would have drained funds from public schools in the region. As a private citizen, Jackie was an outspoken voice against Question 2 of the 2016 MA ballot initiative, helping prevent the costly expansion of charter schools at the detriment of Massachusetts' public schools.
As a school committee member, Jackie will actively work to put families over politics and prevent private interests from harming the value and accessibility of a public education, allowing the next generation of students to secure and shape their futures.