MGO Meeting, Tuesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. A Discussion on State & Local Redistricting  

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Hello MGO Members and Friends:   As you know, voting district lines are currently being redrawn to follow the population changes reflected in the 2020 Census . The results of the redistricting can change the distribution of political power for the next ten years.    MGO VP Alfred Twu will lead a review and discussion of the process and criteria for redistricting, the proposed maps and how you can provide input.  The links below will get you to the drafts maps of major government units being redrawn in our area. We will focus on the drafts of the City of Oakland, State Assembly and State Senate  maps. 
Statewide
Preliminary visualizations released in October.  Draft maps will be released by Nov. 15th, followed by additional meetings.  Final maps will be approved by late December.
https://www.wedrawthelinesca.org/

Alameda County
Board is currently holding meetings, final map will be approved in early December.  https://redistricting2021.acgov.org/

City of Oakland
Workshops and meetings are happening now.  Final map will be approved by Dec. 31st.  https://www.oaklandca.gov/boards-commissions/redistricting-commission

AC Transit
Redistricting workshops are planned in January and public hearings will be held in March 2022.  https://www.actransit.org/ward-redistricting

BART
In October 2021, the BART Board approved a consultant contract to assist in the redistricting process, which has to be completed by April 2022. 
This event will be from 7:30 pm to 9pm. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuGoqz0rEtKhQB7_pp5LMA8Df8P2FL-d

To join by phone: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID:    894 5805 6186
Passcode:    599581

October 12 Meeting Announcment

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Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, October 12, 7:30 p.m. Updates from Oakland Chief of Police LeRonne Armstrong  

Please join the MGO Democratic Club for updates and Q&A with Oakland Chief of Police LeRonne Armstrong.  Chief Armstrong will cover topics such as how the police department is addressing changes in crime since the start of the pandemic, funding and staffing, and how the department interacts with the public, the Police Commission, the mayor, and other parts of city government. There will be a presentation followed by questions and answers. 

This event will be from 7:30 pm to 9pm. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvf-CsrDMrH9wUiAkBL0JxvWCSSqXNhJEr
The Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) is the oldest Democratic club in Oakland, and has been involved in Oakland politics and public policy for over 60 years.

Save the Date: Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 8:30 p.m: Stop the Republican Recall

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Learn how to get involved in the effort to stop the Republican attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. 

This event will be from 8:30 pm to 9pm. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-2vqjIsG9QZgICyd18pSU4TNoWTzY0E

Note that we are meeting the first week of August instead of the normal 2nd Tuesday. The candidate forum for the two Democrats, Mia Bonta and Janani Ramachandran, who will be on the ballot for the Assembly District 18 runoff election has been moved to Wednesday, August 18..

Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club
Presenting Local Government–Keeping It Accountable–Promoting Democratic Values

July 13 Meeting Announcement

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Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, July 13, 7:30 p.m. Updates from Oakland City Auditor Courtney Ruby      

Courtney Ruby was re-elected as Oakland’s City Auditor on November 6, 2018 and sworn into office on January 7, 2019. She previously served as Oakland’s City Auditor for eight years, between 2007 and 2014.

During her tenure, she turned around a troubled agency and made it a model of accountability, transparency, and results. The office was honored in 2014 with a national award for its work and Courtney was named one of the most influential professionals in government auditing. This event will be from 7:30 pm to 9pm. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof-GrrjsvHtyvA0QOfGllSKxlhRzzZfzT
The Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) is the oldest Democratic club in Oakland, and has been involved in Oakland politics and public policy for over 60 years.

Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club
Presenting Local Government–Keeping It Accountable–Promoting Democratic Values

June 8 Meeting Announcement

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Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. MGO is honored to join Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) in presenting this important panel  

Guest Speakers:   Dr. Charles P. Henry | UCB Professor Emeritus of African American Studies Charles P. Henry, is Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1994, President Clinton appointed him to the National Council on the Humanities for a six-year term. A former president of the National Council for Black Studies, Dr. Henry is the author/editor of nine books and more than 80 articles and reviews on Black politics, public policy, and human rights. Before joining the U.C. Berkeley in 1981, he taught at Denison University and Howard University.    Rev. Dr. Amos Brown | NAACP A distinguished scholar, theologian, preacher and social activist, Dr. Amos Brown has maintained a marriage of piety and political action in his ministry. He was equipped for great and distinct ministerial leadership through his training at Morehouse College, B.A. (1964) and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Crozer Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Dr. Brown has been Pastor of San Francisco’s Third Baptist Church since 1976. Dr. Brown is also a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.   Yvette Carnell | American Descendants of Slavery Yvette Carnell writes about politics, wealth and race. She is the founder of the weekly BreakingBrown political show. Before embarking on a career in news media, she served as a Congressional aide, first to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and later to former Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR). Her articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, Counterpunch and YourBlackWorld. She has been featured by national news outlets including, but not limited to; The Nation, The Guardian, Politico and NPR. She received a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University.  

This event will be from 7:30 pm to 9pm. Register/join the meeting at bit.ly/IMAGININGREPARATIONS
The Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) is the oldest Democratic club in Oakland, and has been involved in Oakland politics and public policy for over 60 years.

Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club
Presenting Local Government–Keeping It Accountable–Promoting Democratic Values