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Notice of 2020 Endorsement Meetings

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Endorsements from 9/15 and 9/17 MGO Endorsement Meetings
Oakland City Council, District 1: Dan Kalb
Oakland City Council, District 7: Treva Reid
Oakland City Council, At-Large: Derreck Johnson

AC Transit, Ward 2, Jean Walsh

Oakland Unified School District Board Board
District 1, Sam Davis
District 3, Van Cedric Williams
District 7, Ben Tapscott

Results for Oakland Local Ballot Measures will be announced after ballots are due on Thursday 9/24
Results for City Attorney and State Propositions will be announced after ballots are due on Friday 9/25

Upcoming MGO Endorsement Meetings
COMING SOON: Oakland City Council D3 and District 5.
Date and Time to be announced.

New members joining the Club for the first time shall acquire voting rights 20 days from the date of their joining. Lapsed members of the MGO whose dues are not more than two years in arrears shall acquire voting rights immediately upon payment of the current years dues.
 
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METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB Program Announcement: Sunday, August 30, 2020

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our next monthly program presentation and membership meeting:


This event will be on Zoom.  Register/Join at
www.bwopatileleads.org/mgo

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

July 28 Meeting: Panel Discussion on A’s Stadium Site

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METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB Program Announcement: Tuesday July 28, 2020
  Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our next monthly program presentation and membership meeting:

 Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.
Online


CONTROVERSY OVER THE A’S STADIUM SITE


METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB Program Announcement: Tuesday July 28, 2020
  Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our next monthly program presentation and membership meeting:
   Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.
Online


CONTROVERSY OVER THE A’S STADIUM SITE

Featuring:
ZENNIE ABRAHAM
CHAIRMAN & CEO: ZENNIE62MEDIA, INC

DAN LINDHEIM
FORMER OAKLAND CITY MANAGER  

ANDY DOLICH  
FORMER OAKLAND A’S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT  

MIKE JACOB
VICE PRESIDENT PACIFIC MERCHANTS SHIPPERS ASSOCIATION

This event will be on Zoom.  Register/Join at
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErfuirpz4tGNxEnUzqxHnZUhwpx_d4c1AD

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A vote will be held on the club’s position on a date after the presentation. Members should attend this meeting in order to be able to vote.

 
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

6/23 Oakland City Council District 1 Candidate Forum

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METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB

Program Announcement: Tuesday June 23, 2020

Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our next monthly program presentation and membership meeting:

 Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Online

Oakland City Council District 1 Candidate Forum
Featuring Dan Kalb, Tri Ngo, and Steph Walton

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Co-hosted with the East Bay Young Democgrats, MGO Democratic Club will be taking up the first in a series of candidate forums for the 2020 general election. Candidates Dan Kalb, Tri Ngo, and Steph Walton will be participating in this candidate forum. The forum will primarily be structured as a Questions & Answers format.

The first city council district in Oakland spans from Temescal, located in North Oakland, centered on Telegraph Avenue, up to Bushrod, in North Oakland, centered on Shattuck Avenue, just south of Ashby BART Station in South Berkeley.

This event will be on Zoom.  Register/Join at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82538587916
or call in at 1-213-338-8477, Meeting ID: 825 3858 7916

An endorsement vote will be held later this year.   To vote in the endorsement, members need to be paid-up on dues, and new members of the club must have been members for at least 20 days.

Members who have not paid paid dues since January 1 are not paid-up.


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Program Announcement: Tuesday March 10, 2020

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our next monthly program presentation and membership meeting:

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:30 to 9:00 P.M.
Family Room, Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland

Our speaker will be Thomas Peele.

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: GETTING THE FACTS  BEHIND  GOVERNMENT CURTAINS

Mr. Peele is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter on the staff of the Bay Area News Group, which includes the East Bay Times. He has worked at newspapers, including Newsday, for 34 years in California and elsewhere, focusing on government accountability, public records and data and often speaking about transparency laws publicly. In addition to a 2017 Pulitzer, his more than 60 journalism awards include Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner Award for organized-crime reporting and the McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage. He is also the author of the book “Killing the Messenger,” on the murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. He also lectures at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Come at 7:00 p.m. for a half hour of socializing and light refreshments.  A great chance to catch up with other club members or to meet them for the first time.

A short membership meeting will follow the presentation.