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DFA'ers: Hear From Candidates in Hot East Bay Races September 18!

Janet Stromberg, ...
JanetinBerkeley
Berkeley, CA
Dear Meetuppers,

This Monday September 18, local candidates in hotly
contested East Bay races are coming to East Bay for Democracy, our DFA partner!

Strong incumbents and challengers from Oakland through
Berkeley to Albany will ask for our votes:

What's up with the Peralta Community College District? Are
changes in store for the direction of our most grassroots
friendly institution of higher learning in the East Bay?

Who would think the City Auditor position in Oakland would
offer a key opportunity for change? Is it needed? Should we
take a stand?

Local races in Berkeley, our most reliably progressive
city, offer competing visions of the progressive agenda. Who
will capture the imagination of the voters? Who should we
support?

Albany voters will be thinking about their precious
shoreline and the economic priorities of their home town. We
will hear from one of East Bay for Democracy's founding members, Marge Atkinson, about what she will do if elected to the Albany City Council.

No less important are bond measures and State propositions.
The Republicans are back with their ugly power grabs which need to be stopped, but WE have Clean Money (Prop 89) and Oil Severance fees (Proposition 87) that could move California
forward. We will learn more an take our stand.

We hope to see you there!

Suggested donation for pizza & drink is $5, otherwise the
event is free.

** RVSPs VERY MUCH APPRECIATED - help us plan for the event! **

To RSVP, go here:
http://dfa.meetup.com...­

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18

REDWOOD GARDENS * 2951 Derby, Berkeley

AGENDA

6:30 pm Pizza Social
7:00 pm Program


++ Announcements - Campaign updates, East Bay Democracy Corps
(NEW!) proposal, etc.


++ Local Candidates


Berkeley Mayor
* Zelda Bronstein
* Tom Bates (Incumbent)

Oakland City Auditor
* Courtney Ruby
* Roland Smith (Incumbent, not yet confirmed)

Berkeley City Council District 7
* George Beier
* Kriss Worthington (Incumbent)

Albany City Council
* Marge Atkinson, EB4D Club member - only candidate invited

Peralta Trustee District 7
* Abel Guillen
* Alona Clifton (Incumbent)

City of Alameda recommendations - Dan Wood, EB4D Activist &
California State Dem Party Delegate


++ Ballot Measures


Bond Measures Presentation - Hilary Crosby, El Cerrito
Democratic Club


State Propositions Presentation and Recommendations - Mal
Burnstein, EB4D Political Coordinator


++ Motions and Discussion


++ Vote (East Bay for Democracy Democratic Club members only)
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To RSVP, go here:
http://dfa.meetup.com...­


Reclaiming our democracy with you, every way we can imagine,

Eden, Janet S, Mal, Norman, Yvonne and Janet F
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