The Metropolitan-Greater Oakland (MGO) Democratic Club and The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers’ Club Invite You to Attend their Joint Candidate Zoom Endorsement Meeting Tuesday Evening August 23, 2022, 7:00-9:15 p.m.

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Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZItcuCgqjkjE9Qn2JTv1EE_fkxHtOgto5Um

See Appearance Schedule Below
Dear Members and Friends of MGO and ACDCL:

The members of the Metropolitan-Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO) and the members of the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers (ACDLC) invite you to attend our joint candidate endorsement night on August 23, 2022 election.   We are inviting all Democratic Party candidates who are running for positions on the Schedule that appears below. 

Candidates for Mayor of Oakland will be invited to two later meetings. The date of the first, an in-depth informational meeting which MGO is currently planning, in part, with Make Oakland Better Now (MOBN!) the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce, will occur on a date soon to be announced. That program will then be followed in by a separate meeting in September, where we will also discuss ballot measures.  Candidates for uncontested Oakland and county races may also be invited to present at the members-only meeting.

Below is the tentative schedule for the August 23rd zoom meeting, which lists all candidates who have filed papers.  There may be changes if additional candidates file, or if some candidates do not complete filing.  7:00 –7:10  
Welcome and Meeting Plan (10 min)

Individual Candidate presentations, Five minutes per candidate. 

7:10-7:20
Oakland City Council D4
Janani Ramachandran
Lanenna “Nenna” Joiner

7:20-7:45
Oakland City Council D6
Kevin Jenkins
Kenneth Session
Nancy Sidebotham
Jesse Tapia-Juarez
Yakpasua Zazaboi

7:45-7:55
Oakland City Council D2
Nikki Fortunato Bas
Harold Lowe

7:55-8:10
School Board Dist 2
David Kakishiba
Maximino Orozco
Jennifer Brouhard

8:10-8:25
School Board D4
Pecolia Hudson-Manigo
Mike Hutchinson
Nick Resnick

8:25-8:40
School Board Dist 6
Valarie Bachelor
Kyra Mungia
Joel Velasquez

8:40-8:50
AC Transit At Large
Alfred Twu
Joel Young

8:50-9:10
AC Transit Ward 3
Stewart Chen
John Minot
Samantha Soules
Sarah Syed

9:10-9:20
EBMUD Ward 3
Mark Seedall
Marguerite Young

MGO can only endorse candidates who are currently registered members of the Democratic Party. To be included as a speaker you must confirm party registration.  To accept this invitation, reply here to Gary Sirbu, e-address gsirbulaw@aol.com.

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. It emphasizes issues relating to city and county government.

The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club (ACDLC) is one of  the oldest Democratic clubs in Oakland and has been influencing local policy, laws and political races in Alameda County for over 50 years. It  received statewide and national recognition for helping candidates  Kamala Harris and Eric Swalwell obtain their first major political endorsements.  

Other Upcoming Events
Oakland Mayor Candidate Forum with MOBN (Make Oakland Better Now)in September, exact date and time TBD
Oakland Mayor, State & Local Ballot Measures Discussion and Endorsement Meeting
September, exact date and time TBD.  Will be online.

MGO Endorsements for the June 2022 Primary

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Dear MGO Members

Thank you for participating in our endorsement vote!  Here are the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club’s endorsements for the local elections in the June primary:

Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 3: Rebecca Kaplan

Sheriff: Yesenia Sanchez

Oakland Measure C (Parcel tax extension for Library Funding): Yes

Congress: Barbara Lee

No candidate met our threshold for endorsement (60%) for County Superintendent of Schools or District Attorney.

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

MGO Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 p.m. Primary Election Endorsement Meeting with the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers

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Dear MGO and Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club (ACDLC) Members and Friends:   

The MGO Democratic Club and the ACDLC will be holding a joint candidate endorsement zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 7:30-9:00 p.m.    We invite you to attend and see and hear the public-spirited candidates who are making time to come and speak to us and answer questions.  They are democracy in action.   Please note, if MGO members wish to discuss the candidates after their presentations, we will go into club-separated closed members-only session with all candidates excluded.

MGO Dues and Voting Rights

    Only paid-up members will  receive ballots. They will be sent by email after the meeting.  Our dues year began on January 1st. If you have not yet paid your dues, please go to our website, mgodems.org, and click on the “Join MGO” icon.  (This is inapplicable to anyone in the midst of a two-year membership term.) We are inviting candidates for the following elections.

–  Board of Supervisors, District 3
–  District Attorney
–  Sheriff
–  Alameda County Superintendent of SchoolsWe will also discuss the following ballot measure.
–  Oakland Library Parcel Tax Renewal

MGO members will receive separate confidential e-ballots via OpaVote which will be returnable to their respective clubs on a deadline to be announced.

ACDLC Dues and Voting Rights
Please renew your ACDLC dues for 2022 ($25 payable via check to ACDLC [mail to: Guy Bryant, Treasurer, 5075 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, CA. 94588 or make a payment using PayPal [Login to your PayPal account and send payment to contact@alamedademlawyers.org]). Only Dues paying members will be allowed to vote.  Dues paying members will be emailed a link to the official Endorsement Ballot via OpaVote on or around April 12, 2022 and will have until 5:00 pm Friday April 15, 2022 to turn in their vote. Check payments must be received by April 12, 2022 to allow voting. New members may vote immediately upon payment of club dues.    The meeting is open to the public. Invite a friend, neighbor or student.

    See you there!

     Gary Sirbu and Guy Bryant
     For MGO           For Demo Lawyers

This event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlfuyorDoiGNAH-vic_gb9MLvgdx56L3Vi
Call in number:  1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID:    818 9502 1824

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

Alameda County Democratic Lawyers
The Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club (ACDLC) is one of  the oldest Democratic clubs in Oakland and has been influencing local policy, laws and political races in Alameda County for over 50 years. ACDLC has recently received statewide and national recognition from helping candidates like Kamala Harris and Eric Swalwell obtain their first major political endorsements.  

MGO Meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

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Updates on the 2022 California Democratic Party Platform

Hello MGO Members and Friends:

The 10-million member California Democratic Party is the nation’s largest statewide party. This weekend it is meeting online to vote on endorsements and update the final draft party’s 2022 platform. The document is impressive. You can review it at this link.

At our March 8th meeting MGO Vice President and California Democratic Party Executive Board member Alfred Twu will present the platform’s major  highlights  and after that we’ll have open discussion.

Hope to see you on zoom on Tuesday evening.

Gary

This event will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Register/join the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkd-mtrD4sE9cvJ642_2quQb48mENzzdDv

To join by phone: 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID:   859 0052 5693
Passcode: 271208

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

MGO 2022 Candidate Mixers, Forums, and Endorsement Meetings

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We are planning the following events for the November general election. 

Mixer with Oakland Mayor and City Council Candidates – with East Bay Young Dems, Latine Young Dems of the Bay Area, East Bay Stonewall Democratic Club, and the Oakland East Bay Democratic Club

Wednesday, July 27, 6-8pm, at 7th West, 1255 7th St, Oakland, CA 94607
Outdoor location.

MGO & Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Joint Endorsement Meeting for Local Elections
Will be either the evening of Tuesday 8/23 or a weekend. Will be online.

State & Local Ballot Measures Discussion and Endorsement Meeting
Tuesday September 13, 7:30-9pm.  Will be online.

Oakland Mayor Candidate Forum with MOBN (Make Oakland Better Now)

in September, exact date and time TBD