Not Your Average Jane
In May of this year I had the pleasure of meeting Jane when she took time from her hectic schedule to visit me. Aside from being stunningly beautiful and smart, Jane was down to earth and pleasant to be around. We kicked it like old friends.
Jane told me about the Adopt an Alleyway Youth Project (AAA) that she's involved in where youth clean up the alleys of Chinatown. The AAA members are involved in monitoring Chinatown's alleyways, organizing monthly community clean-ups and beautification projects, serving low-income senior tenants, community advocacy, and focusing on education. I was intrigued by those concepts because that's what I want to do after I get out of prison. Life would be different for me if there were afterschool projects like the AAA 18 years ago.
Then Jane told me she's thinking about running for San Francisco School Board. It was then that I fell in love with her. Just kidding. She said that she knew how many sacrifices she has to make to hold such an important position. However, she felt that the experience of running for the school board and the opportunity to serve the community is worth all the sacrifices and challenges. I told her if she decides to run, I would do my best to support her.
I believe Jane will make an excellent addition to the San Francisco School Board because she has the passion and commitment to help the youth get the best education that they deserve. I know she will work tirelessly with other School Board members, legislators, teachers, parents, and youth to improve the quality of education for all the youth of San Francisco.
I'll borrow a line from the movie Field of Dreams: "If you build it, they will come." If you vote for Jane Kim for School Board, positive changes will come!
How many people do you know are in their mid-twenties and running for office, especially a woman?
So, my friends, if you live in San Francisco, please vote for Jane on election day. If you can afford to, please donate money to her campaign.
On a side note, did you know that Jane is a musician?
To know more about this not-so-average Jane, please log onto www.janekim.org.
Spread the word, exercise your electoral rights and pass it on.