METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB – MARCH 3, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

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13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

BARBARA LEE

9TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT

NANCY SKINNER

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

BUFFY WICKS

18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

ROB BONTA

DISTRICT 4 ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR

NATE MILEY   

DISTRICT 5 ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR

KEITH CARSON  

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE

ELIZABETH ECHOLS 

KATHY NEAL  

IGOR A. TREGUB

MICHAEL BARNETT

18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE

PAMELA PRICE  

TONYA D. LOVE

ROBIN TORELLO

MEASURES:  STATE, COUNTY, OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 13 (CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND MODERNIZATION OF SCHOOL, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)

 YES

COUNTY MEASURE C (EARLY HEALTH AND EDUCATION FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY CHILDREN)

 YES   

OAKLAND MEASURE Q (BOND SUPPORTING HOMELESS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, TRASH REMOVAL, PARK AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE, PARK RESTROOMS, IMPROVED WATER QUALITY, PARK FACILITIES REPAIRS)

 YES

OAKLAND MEASURE R (AMEND CHARTER TO ELIMINATE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATION OF CITY’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER)

 YES

OAKLAND MEASURE S (INCREASE APPROPRIATION LIMIT IN CALIFORNA CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT TO ALLOW CITY TO CONTINUE TO EXPEND REVENUES FROM TAXES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY OAKLAND VOTERS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES)

 YES

February 11, 2020 Endorsement Meeting

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our candidate endorsement meeting for the March 3, 2020 election.

The meeting will be held on and at:
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Thornhill Room, Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland


 We will cover the following ballot measures and candidate races: Member Dem. County Central Committee, A.D. 15th Member Dem. County Central Committee, A.D. 18th    13th Congressional District 9th State Senate District 9 Assembly District 15   Assembly District 18 Superior Court Judge, Seat 2   Member County Board of Education Trustee Area 2   County Board of Supervisors District 4 County Board of Supervisors District 5 State Proposition 13   County Measure C (Health & Child Care)   Oakland Measures Q, R, S If you have received your ballot pamphlets before the meeting, you may find it helpful to bring them.

Light refreshments will be available.

MGO can only endorse candidates who are currently registered members of the Democratic Party.  However, the club is permitted to allow candidates for non-partisan offices to speak to the Club during its candidate meetings.

At the conclusion of the presentations club members will go into closed session to  discuss the potential endorsements and exchange views.  Member participation is encouraged but not required.  Paper ballots will be distributed for private balloting.members can cast those ballots at any time during the meeting.   

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 60 Years in Oakland Presenting Local Government–Keeping It Accountable–Promoting Democratic Values

Tuesday January 14 Presidential Debate Watch Party

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Join Us to Watch the Seventh Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate on Tuesday Evening January 14th at 6:00 p.m.  We will have a livestream on the projector.  Come early for pizza, refreshments and socializing beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Candidates who have qualified for this debate are:
Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Amy Klobuchar
Elizabeth Warren
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/19/21027545/january-democratic-debate-schedule-impeachment-2020

This event will be in the Thornhill Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Join MGO and Linda Olvera, Rodrigo Torres, and April Neuman on Tuesday, November 12th

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Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th
Jailed Without Justice: Hope and Despair in ICE Detention

MGO welcomes Linda Olvera, Rodrigo Torres and April Neuman, three active participants in Freedom for Immigrants, a national organization whose members visit, comfort and assist immigrants detained in ICE facilities. They will describe their experiences during their direct contact work in California and at the border.

Refreshments and socializing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Presentations of the club are open to the public.

Join MGO and Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson on Monday, October 7

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MGO is honored to welcome Oakland Police Commission Chair Regina Jackson at our next general membership meeting Monday, October 7th. Regina will provide an overview of the creation of the Commission, its mission, duties, legal authority, structure, difficulties and accomplishments.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Speaker or panel presentations of the club are open to the public.


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

Upcoming MGO Meetings
November 12, 2019
To Be Announced

MGO Meeting on Tuesday, September 10th – Updates with Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

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The Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club is honored to welcome Mayor Libby Schaaf at our next general membership meeting Tuesday, September 10th. Mayor Schaaf will speak on current Oakland developments, achievements, and challenges and then answer questions from club members.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Speaker or panel presentations of the club are open to the public.

Upcoming Meetings
October 7, 2019
Regina Jackson, Chair, Oakland Police Commission

November 12, 2019
To Be Announced

Next MGO Meeting: Tuesday, June 18th

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MGO is honored to welcome three esteemed members of the Alameda County Superior Court for our next meeting to examine whether there is a school-to-prison pipeline, and if so, how can it be closed.

The meeting will begin on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:30pm in the Family Roomof the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive in Oakland.

To ensure that the meeting runs promptly and to be respectful of the time of both our guests and other audience members, please arrive on time, keep questions focused and concise, keep disruptions to a minimum, and limit comments to informal conversation after the official program is over. 

The Hon. Charles A. Smiley, III is the presiding judge of the Alameda County Juvenile Court, where he was appointed in 2012 by former Governor Jerry Brown. He received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. After earning his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1997, Smiley joined the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office, where he served as a deputy public defender for ten years. In 2007, Smiley was named a court commissioner for the Alameda County Superior Court and held that position until his appointment to the bench in 2012.

The Hon. Lupe C. Garcia was appointed to the bench by former governor Jerry Brown in 2016. She filled the vacancy created by the retirement of the Hon. Cecilia P. Castellanos (ret.). She is registered without party preference. Judge Garcia graduated with her B.A. in public policy from Occidental College. She went on to earn her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1995.

The Hon. Scott Jackson was elected to the bench in 2016. Judge Jackson graduated with his B.A. in political science and history from Williams College in 1992. He went on to earn his J.D. from George Washington University Law School in 1997.  Before entering civil practice in 2011, he was an Alameda County Deputy District Attorney.