Save the Dates: Upcoming MGO Meetings

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Save the following dates for our upcoming series of MGO meetings. All meetings will take place at the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive.

MGO General Meetings
  • Fri 9/7, 7-9pm, Thornhill Room
  • Fri 9/14, 7-9pm, Thornhill Room
One of these meetings will be a general meeting with topic TBD. The other meeting will be an informal discussion of state and local measures on the November ballot.
MGO Endorsement Meetings for the November Election
  • Fri 9/28, 7-9pm, Family Room
  • Fri 10/5, 7-9pm, Family Room
  • Fri 10/12, 7-9pm, Family Room
MGO will hold three separate endorsement meetings for the November election to accommodate all the candidates and positions on the ballot. Specific schedules TBD.

As a Democratic club, MGO only considers Democratic candidates. If you are a candidate, MGO will be in contact with you shortly.


Join MGO for a Special Summer Meeting with Sen. Nancy Skinner

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MGO 2018.07.19 meeting flyer

MGO is thrilled to announce that state Sen. Nancy Skinner has agreed to meet with us and provide an update on her legislative work, including:
  • SB 827 – housing density near transit
  • SB 1025 – sentencing for drug offences

This MGO general membership meeting takes place Thursday, July 19th at 7:15pm. This marks the first summer meeting that MGO will have held in recent memory.

Also, please note the new meeting venue and time:

Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 7:15pm
East Bay for Everyone
2044 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612


Many thanks to East Bay for Everyone for graciously offering to host this event. Also, many thanks to Sen. Skinner for taking the time out of her busy schedule to meet with MGO once again. And, without hesitation, many thanks to Gary Sirbu for helping arrange this meeting with Sen. Skinner, and to Tasha Henneman and Chris Martin for working with MGO.

Next MGO General Membership Meeting

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Next MGO General Membership Meeting will take place on September 21st.

If you have questions, contact MGO President Annie Flores, annie.fl21@gmail.com


[ MGO May 18th ] Assemblymember Rob Bonta

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Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Assemblymember Rob Bonta (AD-18) address the future of CA health and other critical programs to our state and county.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Temple Sinai

2808 Summit, Oakland, CA





[ March 16, 2017 ] Navigating the State Senate

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MGO Membership Meeting – Thursday, March 16th, 7pm

Navigating the State Senate – Guest Speaker Nancy Skinner

Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit Street, Oakland



CA vs WDC: Keeping the National Executive Branch Under Control

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California vs Washington: Keeping the National Executive Branch Under Control
Thursday, Feb 16th 


HELEN GRIECO |  Northern California Organizer, California Common Cause

Helen Grieco

Helen Grieco joined California Common Cause as an organizer in northern California in 2010.

She works to educate Common Cause activists on issues, advocacy and organizing tactics, recruits new members and organizes Common Cause campus and community groups and young professionals. She also teaches organizing and activism, and runs educational outreach events to address campaign finance reform, government accountability, voting rights/reform, redistricting, media reform, fair elections campaigns, legislation and initiatives.

Helen has two decades of experience as an advocate and spokesperson for social, political and economic justice. She has trained community activists and leaders and is an author and producer of educational media. She was the founder of Our Media Voice, BRAVE People, Defending Ourselves Self-Defense School and SHE Academy. She also is a former executive director of the California National Organization for Women. Helen has a bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from San Francisco State University and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University.

December – “The Trump Era Begins: Holding the Line

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Thursday, December 15th
Temple Sinai – Stern Hall
2808 Summit Street – Oakland
“The Trump Era Begins: Holding the Line
with special guest speaker:  PAUL PIERSON, John Gross Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
5:30pm      Doors open
6:00pm     Social hour
7:30pm     Program Begins
8:30pm     Q&A

Professor Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. Pierson’s teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory. His most recent books are Off-Center: The Republican Revolution and the Erosion of American Democracy (Yale University Press 2005), co-authored by Jacob Hacker,  Politics in Time: History, Institutions and Social Analysis (Princeton University Press 2004), and  The Transformation of American Politics: Activist Government and the Rise of Conservatism(Princeton University Press 2007), which was co-edited with Theda Skocpol, and Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (Simon and Schuster 2010), also co-authored by Jacob Hacker. Pierson is an active commentator on public affairs, whose writings have recently appeared in such outlets as The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, and The New Republic.
…. more to come