Ohio Students for Gun Legislation


"We are glad to endorse Marlena Brookfield for School Board! She is an excellent candidate, and a fighter for common sense gun reform.
We stand with #BrookfieldForBoard!"


Cincinnati Indivisible


I'm honored to earn the endorsement of this student-led, student-formed political advocacy group.


Our Progressive Future


We are so excited and proud to endorse @brookfieldforboard2019 for the Cincinnati School Board! She is a true believer in QUALITY public education and will fight for all students, regardless of their zip code. 


Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus



Endorsements for 2019 General Election

(Cincinnati, OH– July 15, 2019) Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus is pleased to announce the following endorsements for the November 5, 2019 Election.

Cincinnati School Board Unexpired Term 

Pamela Bowers

Cincinnati Public School Board Full Term

Eve Bolton
Carolyn Jones
Marlena Brookfield

Cincinnati Public School Renewal Levy Vote YES

Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus is a multi-partisan organization whose purpose is to elect progressive women to office at all levels of government. We are the sole Ohio chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus, and have been in operation in the greater Cincinnati area since 1972.


Brian Garry


"Brian Garry has been a fearless advocate for economic, social, and environmental justice for nearly his entire life. He is running for Cincinnati City Council so that the 99% can have their voice heard in local government." 

 I am thrilled to have the support of my friend and fellow agitator, Brian Garry! As someone relatively new to local politics, it is an honor to have the support of someone who uses his wisdom and experience to lift others. The fight to ensure #truejusticeforall is one I'm proud to fight alongside you. 


Robert K. Hoggard



 "Robert Hoggard, 26, is a Ph.D. student at the University of Rochester hoping to win a seat on the Rochester City School District School Board. He’s invested in developing trauma-informed practices, restorative justice in discipline efforts, expanding quality after-school programs, and special education reform."

Thanks so much to my friend Robert in Rochester for reaching out to support a kindred spirit working to keep public education public. 


Democracy for America


 "Marlena is a Cincinnati native; she lives with her husband, daughter, and two fur children on the west side of town. Growing up, she was always the weird short kid, the equivalent of the village eccentric in both her elementary and high school. But rather than being an outcast, she made friends easily, and was honored by her graduating class with the title “Most Original”. There were times during early adulthood when she felt as though she had to choose between living up to peoples’ expectations, including her own, and being comfortable in her own skin. Marlena learned though, that there’s no reason a short woman with purple hair who didn’t go to the “right” schools, became a mother at 18, and still has a penchant for dressing oddly can’t be an agent for positive change.

"She is running for Cincinnati Public School Board because public schools are where the work of creating a better future begins. Her experiences as both a CPS student and CPS parent have offered her insights into how the district has progressed over the years, and while there are things Cincinnati Public Schools does very well, there is definitely room for improvement when it comes to making sure all students have equitable access to learning experiences and opportunities. Marlena believes in investing in the future by investing in the ones who will BE that future. And with a large urban school district, those investments in the children of the district will make long-lasting positive changes impacting greater Cincinnati and beyond."


Bold New Democracy


 bold new democracy@for_oh1@Brookfield2019 we are proud to endorse you for cincinnati schoolboard...go get em...Image6:29 PM · Oct 9, 2019 

   Bold New Democracy started as a weekly work group for a 2018 congressional campaign. After the election, its members' passion and energy refocused on advocacy and activism for progressive issues and returning political power to We the People. It is an incredible honor to receive their endorsement, and I know they'll always make sure to keep me accountable for my words and actions.