MGO Democratic Club January 2021 Meeting

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:

The last four years have has been a presidential catastrophe. But now we celebrate the arriving leadership of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and extend every supportive thought to them as they begin to unite and heal our fractured country.

In Oakland, MGO begins the year with a look at Oakland K-12 public school education and to thank the four just-retired members of the Oakland Board of Education:
Jody London, James Harris, Jumoke Hinton Hodge, and Roseann Torres
for their service, to hear about their experience on the Board and their thoughts about the path forward in Oakland public school education.
We look forward to seeing you!

 Tuesday, Jan 12, 2021

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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

MGO Democratic Club Pop-Up Post-Election Discussion

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:
Here’s your chance to share information and views, vent, praise, predict or opine.  Join us for an informal pop-up discussion on the election results. 

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

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MGO Democratic Club 2020 Endorsements

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Endorsements from MGO Endorsement Meetings
All of our endorsed candidates were vetted by members who attended MGO’s endorsement meetings. Please note that we have not endorsed in every race. In order to receive an endorsement from MGO, a candidate, ballot measure or proposition must receive at least 60% of those voting for that office, ballot measure, or proposition.

Oakland City Council
Oakland City Council, District 1: Dan Kalb
Oakland City Council, District 5: Noel Gallo
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

Oakland City Attorney – Barbara Parker

Oakland Local Measures
Measure RR – Yes
Measure S1 – Yes

Prop 15 – Yes
Prop 16 – Yes
Prop 17 – Yes
Prop 18 – Yes
Prop 19 – Yes
Prop 20 – No
Prop 21 – Yes
Prop 22 – No
Prop 25 – Yes

Notice of 2020 Endorsement Meetings

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Tuesday, October 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Endorsement Meeting:
Alameda County Superior Court Judge
Oakland City Council District 3 & 5

The names of the Democratic candidates invited are as follows:

Superior Court Judge
Mark Fickes
Elena Condes

City Council District 3
Carroll Fife
Lynette McElhaney
Seneca Scott
Meron Semedar
Faye Taylor

City Council District 5
Noel Gallo
Zoe Lopez-Meraz
Richard Santos Raya

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Tuesday, September 15, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Oakland City Council, AC Transit, and East Bay Regional Parks

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Thursday, September 17, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Oakland School Board and Oakland Ballot Measures

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Tuesday, September 22, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Joint Meeting with Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club

Oakland City Attorney and State Ballot Measures  

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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:

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