ENJOY SUMMER 2017
Next MGO General Membership Meeting will take place on September 21st.
If you have questions, contact MGO President Annie Flores, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
2808 Summit, Oakland, CA
HELEN GRIECO | Northern California Organizer, California Common Cause
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.
The November membership meeting has been cancelled. Mark your calendar to attend our next membership meeting on December 15th. Stay tuned more information to come.
C I T Y O F O A K L A N D
- Dan Kalb –– District 1
- Lynette McElhaney – District 3
- Noel Gallo – District 5
- Larry Reid – District 7
Oakland City Attorney
- Barbara Parker
Oakland School Board
- Jody London – District 1
- Rosie Torres – District 5
- James Harris – District 7
S P E C I A L D I S T R I C T S
BART Board of Directors:
- Rebecca Saltzman – Ward 3
- Lateefah Simon – Ward 7
- Chris Peeples – At Large
- Greg Harper – Ward 2
East Bay Regional Parks
- Dionisio Rosario
M E A S U R E S
A1 – Alameda County Housing Bond – YES
- $580 million affordable housing bond
C1 – Alameda Contra Costa Transit – YES
- Parcel tax initiative
G1 – Oakland Unified School District – YES
- To provide a district wide educator salary increase designed to attract/retain teachers; provide enhanced middle school art, music, language and other programming
HH – Oakland Soda Tax – YES
- A penny-per-ounce revenue stream that could rise up to $12 million per year to aid in efforts to fight obesity
KK – City of Oakland $600 million bond – YES
- Repair local infrastructure
LL – Oakland Police Commission – YES
- Ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police Commission
RR – BART – YES
- $3.5 million capital reinvestment measure