Stand has done a couple of puzzling things recently.
First, they sent out a postcard supporting Sherry Carr, Steve Sundquist and Harium Martin-Morris. The question I had was - where's Peter Maier? Why leave him off? Damaged goods from Pottergate? Offended their leadership? It's just kind of a sore thumb that sticks out.
Second, the postcard's top five funders are all from out-of-town except for Jon and Judy Runstad. Again, I do appreciate that business types from around the Puget Sound area are interested in Seattle public education but I do find it curious that Ballmer, for example, gave no money to Bellevue's School Board races (and yet that's where he lives). Another couple of funders of the mailer were Jeff Bezos' (Amazon) parents.
Third, I received a robo-call about a "Town Hall" that will be held by phone this week. I'm not sure how it will work but I was told I would receive a phone call about it. It, too, only referenced Carr, Sundquist and Martin-Morris. There is no info about it at their website or "blog."
As Stand for Children and the Washington State PTSA seem to grow ever closer, I wonder if Stand is co-opting the PTSA's huge numbers because their own "grassroots" numbers are so small.