What is OUR KIDS OUR FUTURE?
Our Kids Our Future is a voter-led campaign to pass the Sonoma County Child Care & Children's Health Initiative, which will establish a local revenue stream dedicated to supporting our youngest residents. By approving a ¼-cent countywide sales tax on the November 2024 ballot, Sonoma County voters can direct $22 million annually to expand access to quality child care & promote children's health, especially kids impacted by homelessness and other traumas.
The Our Kids Our Future Campaign Committee (see list of members below) is currently focusing efforts on qualifying the Sonoma County Child Care and Children's Health Initiative for the ballot. Once qualified, a robust campaign will be launched to persuade voters to support the sales tax measure. The Campaign Committee is composed of concerned Sonoma County citizens from diverse backgrounds and who live in all parts of our county, including parents, child care providers, grandparents and community leaders.
Our Kids Our Future Campaign Committee
Ananda Sweet, Metro Chamber of Commerce, Campaign Committee Chair
Herman G. Hernandez, Los Cien
Cynthia Murray, North Bay Leadership Council
Susan Cooper, CAP Sonoma
Pauline Block, Cornerstone Properties
Robin Bowen, Child Parent Institute
Jen Klose, Generation Housing
Susan Gilmore, North Bay Children's Center
Melanie Dodson, 4Cs
Ariel Kelley, Vice Mayor, City of Healdsburg (Honorary Member)
Dianna MacDonald, Councilmember, City of Santa Rosa (Honorary Member)