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

May 11, 2021 Meeting Announcement

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MGO is honored to welcome Councilmember Sheng Thao at our next general membership meeting Tuesday, May 11th.  Councilmember Thao will speak on issues in Oakland’s 4th district and then answer questions from club members.

The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkdO-srzwjGNOjfrNbUW4RKXQxXRR4sTYU

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

April 13, 2021 Meeting: Meet Assembly District 18 Candidates

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MGO Members and Friends:
With Assemblymember Rob Bonta selected to be the new California Attorney General, Assembly District 18 will be having a special election this year. 

Please join us for an early look at the candidates for the Assembly District 18.  Three of the five known candidates will attend this meeting. This is not an endorsement meeting, and the remaining two candidates, who were unavailable, will be invited to speak briefly at future meetings.  The three attending are:

Janani Ramachandran
Malia Vella
Victor Aguilar  

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Register/Join Zoom Meeting at
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsde6qqj4vHNGWJbvQn9qW_ORxDNGsUGWN
 
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