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.

METROPOLITAN-GREATER OAKLAND DEMOCRATIC CLUB – MARCH 3, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION ENDORSEMENTS

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13TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

BARBARA LEE

9TH STATE SENATE DISTRICT

NANCY SKINNER

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

BUFFY WICKS

18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

ROB BONTA

DISTRICT 4 ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR

NATE MILEY   

DISTRICT 5 ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISOR

KEITH CARSON  

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE

ELIZABETH ECHOLS 

KATHY NEAL  

IGOR A. TREGUB

MICHAEL BARNETT

18TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT MEMBER CENTRAL COMMITTEE

PAMELA PRICE  

TONYA D. LOVE

ROBIN TORELLO

MEASURES:  STATE, COUNTY, OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL

CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 13 (CONSTRUCTION, REPAIR AND MODERNIZATION OF SCHOOL, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES)

 YES

COUNTY MEASURE C (EARLY HEALTH AND EDUCATION FOR ALAMEDA COUNTY CHILDREN)

 YES   

OAKLAND MEASURE Q (BOND SUPPORTING HOMELESS SERVICES AND PROGRAMS, TRASH REMOVAL, PARK AND TRAIL MAINTENANCE, PARK RESTROOMS, IMPROVED WATER QUALITY, PARK FACILITIES REPAIRS)

 YES

OAKLAND MEASURE R (AMEND CHARTER TO ELIMINATE REQUIREMENTS FOR DESIGNATION OF CITY’S OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER)

 YES

OAKLAND MEASURE S (INCREASE APPROPRIATION LIMIT IN CALIFORNA CONSTITUTION TO PERMIT TO ALLOW CITY TO CONTINUE TO EXPEND REVENUES FROM TAXES PREVIOUSLY APPROVED BY OAKLAND VOTERS FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES)

 YES

February 11, 2020 Endorsement Meeting

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Dear MGO Members and Friends:

Please join us at our candidate endorsement meeting for the March 3, 2020 election.

The meeting will be held on and at:
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Thornhill Room, Montclair Presbyterian Church
5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland


 We will cover the following ballot measures and candidate races: Member Dem. County Central Committee, A.D. 15th Member Dem. County Central Committee, A.D. 18th    13th Congressional District 9th State Senate District 9 Assembly District 15   Assembly District 18 Superior Court Judge, Seat 2   Member County Board of Education Trustee Area 2   County Board of Supervisors District 4 County Board of Supervisors District 5 State Proposition 13   County Measure C (Health & Child Care)   Oakland Measures Q, R, S If you have received your ballot pamphlets before the meeting, you may find it helpful to bring them.

Light refreshments will be available.

MGO can only endorse candidates who are currently registered members of the Democratic Party.  However, the club is permitted to allow candidates for non-partisan offices to speak to the Club during its candidate meetings.

At the conclusion of the presentations club members will go into closed session to  discuss the potential endorsements and exchange views.  Member participation is encouraged but not required.  Paper ballots will be distributed for private balloting.members can cast those ballots at any time during the meeting.   

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

Tuesday January 14 Presidential Debate Watch Party

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Join Us to Watch the Seventh Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate on Tuesday Evening January 14th at 6:00 p.m.  We will have a livestream on the projector.  Come early for pizza, refreshments and socializing beginning at 5:15 p.m.

Candidates who have qualified for this debate are:
Joe Biden
Pete Buttigieg
Amy Klobuchar
Elizabeth Warren
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/12/19/21027545/january-democratic-debate-schedule-impeachment-2020

This event will be in the Thornhill Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Join MGO and Linda Olvera, Rodrigo Torres, and April Neuman on Tuesday, November 12th

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Next MGO Meeting on Tuesday, November 12th
Jailed Without Justice: Hope and Despair in ICE Detention

MGO welcomes Linda Olvera, Rodrigo Torres and April Neuman, three active participants in Freedom for Immigrants, a national organization whose members visit, comfort and assist immigrants detained in ICE facilities. They will describe their experiences during their direct contact work in California and at the border.

Refreshments and socializing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the presentation at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Room of the Montclair Presbyterian Church at 5701 Thornhill Drive, Oakland.

Presentations of the club are open to the public.