United Teachers Los Angeles has rescinded our endorsement of District 1 school board candidate Kahllid Al-Alim after a democratic process that involved UTLA’s endorsement team, the Political Action Council of Educators, Board of Directors, and House of Representatives. UTLA member leaders moved decisively as information came to light.

UTLA condemns all forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, anti-Semitism, anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, xenophobia, and homophobia. As educators, we recognize that people can learn and evolve through courageous conversations. Therefore, we view this situation as a valuable learning opportunity not only for UTLA, but also for the wider community. We look forward to engaging the diverse communities that make up Los Angeles.