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MGO Holiday Party December 13

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 REALIGNMENT:
THE EXODUS FROM STATE PRISON TO COUNTY JAIL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR OAKLAND?

Thursday, March 14, 2013  8 PM

Stern Hall, Temple Sinai, 2823 Webster Street, Oakland

On October 1, 2011, California’s corrections realignment plan, one of the most significant changes to California’s criminal justice system in decades, went into effect. The plan shifts responsibility from the state to counties for the custody, treatment, and supervision of individuals convicted of specified nonviolent, non-serious, non-sex crimes.

The MGO Democratic Club is proud to announce a panel presentation featuring representatives from the agencies charged with carrying out the realignment plan: John Keene from the Probation Department, Karen Meredith from the District Attorney’s Office, Carla Kennedy from the Sheriff’s Department, and Brandon Woods from the Public Defender’s Office.

This is the third in a monthly series on Perspectives on Crime in Oakland presented by the MetropolitanGreater Oakland Democratic Club. Future programs include:

  • Can New York City’s Crime-Fighting Techniques Work in Oakland?
  • Oakland Police Department and the Compliance Directorship: What Will the Compliance Director Do to OPD?
  • Operation Ceasefire: What Will It Take to Make It Work?
  • Measure Y: Should It Be Renewed?

Attendance at an MGO Democratic club meeting is free and members of the public are welcome.

The Metropolitan -Greater Oakland Democratic Club is a grassroots Democratic organization that has been involved in Oakland and Alameda County policy and political issues for over 50 years.  Further information is available on our website, www.mgoclub.org and on Facebook.

 

How is the Press Reporting on Crime?

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THE PRESS’ VIEW OF CRIME IN OAKLAND:
HOW IS THE PRESS REPORTING ON CRIME IN OAKLAND AND HOW WELL IS IT DOING IT?

Thursday, January 10, 2013   8 PM

Stern Hall, Temple Sinai, 2823 Webster Street, Oakland

 

The MGO Democratic Club is proud to announce a panel presentation featuringChip Johnson from the San Francisco Chronicle, Tammerlin Drummond from the Oakland Tribune and Bob Gammon from The East Bay Express. They will present some of the press’ views on the critical issue of crime in Oakland and also offer comments on the way the press covers these stories.

This is the first in a monthly series on Perspectives on Crime in Oakland presented by the MetropolitanGreater Oakland Democratic Club. Future programs include:

  • Interagency Cooperation and Coordination between City and County Criminal Justice Agencies: Is It Working?
  • Can New York City’s Crime-Fighting Techniques Work in Oakland?
  • Oakland Police Department and the Compliance Directorship: What Will the Compliance Director Do to OPD?
  • Operation Ceasefire: What Will It Take to Make It Work?
  • Measure Y: Should It Be Renewed?
  • Realignment: What Is California’s New County Jail Realignment Doing to Alameda County?

Attendance at an MGO Democratic club meeting is free and members of the public are welcome.

Meet and Greet Party and Fundraiser – Sun, Sept 9

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Dear Candidates, MGO Members and Friends:

You are cordially invited to attend a

Meet and Greet Party and Fundraiser

Hosted by the Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO)

On

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

5920 Ross Street,

Oakland

(on the corner of Chabot, in Rockridge)

This is a time for MGO club members and candidates for all local offices to meet in an informal social setting with food and wine.  There will be no candidate presentations, but candidates attending will be announced and identified.

The Meet and Greet has always been a highly enjoyable event for everyone involved.  We will ask for a $20 donation for each person attaending the event.  Drink tickets will be sold at the door.

RSVP to Judy Cox, judysattlercox@gmail.com or 510 531 5423

MGO Needs You to Take Part in Revitalizing Our Club

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Our club has a long and illustrious history with many accomplishments.   However, in the last few years we have faced falling attendance at meetings and  a drop in membership.  We need a new direction, one suitable for our current times.

Recently many of you filled out a survey on the club.  Please attend onWednesday to further look into our options to change the club with changing times, to explore what the survey told us, and to help make some important decisions where the club must move.

MGO is your club.  If you care about MGO and its continued existence, please join us.

Wednesday, July 25th, 7:30 P.M.

Dimond Library

3565 Fruitvale Ave.

Oakland, CA

  • Read the July 2012 survey results results here in the The Platform newsletter

Fun, Schmoozing and Gossip

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Join MGO Members and Friends

For an evening of

Fun, Schmoozing and Gossip

At the lovely

Lake Merritt Hotel,

1800 Madison St.

At 18th St.

Just off the Lake.

7 to 9 p.m.

Monday, June 25th, 2012

We’ll have food, a no-host bar, and time to distill our collective wisdom about the primary election just finished, the November races to come and where that leaves the liberal Democrats of Oakland and the East Bay.

Several Councilmembers and candidates will be there, so you can get their ears if you’re quick!

Come for conversations you just don’t want to miss in a place with a beautiful view of the Lake, and a vintage Oakland elegance.

Be there!