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Endorsement Meeting
Agenda for the August 26 Endorsement Meeting Doors Open at 9:30AM Meeting Begins Promptly at 10AM Exact Timing of Agenda Items is Approximate. Life can interfere. 1. Welcome 2. 10:05AM – 11:45 AM; Berkeley Endorsements a. Council District 1: Margo Schueler, Rashi Kesarwani, Igor Tregub Mary Behm-Steinberg b. Council District 4: Ben Gould, Kate Harrison, Greg Magofña c. Council District 8: Lori Droste, Mary Kay Lacey, Alfred Twu, Russ Tilleman d. School Board: Ty Alper, Ka’Dijah Brown, Julie Sinai, Dru Howard e. Berkeley Propositions - Consent Agenda and, if necessary, debate and vote (see page 2) f. Auditor: Jennifer Wong (consent) 3. 11:45AM – 12:30PM; State Propositions and Offices a. California Propositions – Consent Agenda, debate and vote (see pages 2-5) b. State and Federal Offices - Consent Agenda, debate and vote (see page 6) 4. 12:30PM – 1PM; Lunch 5. 1PM – 1:30PM; 15th AD: Jovanka Beckles, Buffy Wicks 6. 1:30PM – 2PM; Oakland Mayor: Cat Brooks, Saied Karamooz, Pamela Price, Libby Schaaf 7. 2:00PM – 3:45PM; Oakland Endorsements a. Oakland Ballot Measures - Consent Agenda, debate and vote (see page 6) b. Oakland School Board District 6: Ebony Edgerson, Shanthi Gonzalez, Anthony Wilson c. Oakland School Board District 4: Clarissa Doutherd, Gary Yee d. Oakland Council District 2: Nikki Bas, Abel Guillen, Kenzie Smith e. Oakland Council District 4: Pamela Harris, Nayeli Maxson, Charlie Michelson, Sheng Thao f. Oakland Council District 6: Desley Brooks, Natasha Middleton, Marlo Rodriguez, Loren Taylor

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390 27th Street · Oakland, CA

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What we're about

About the Club

The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club is composed of East Bay progressive individuals working together to renew and invigorate the Democratic Party.

Our goals:

BUILD A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT for progressive change.
TRANSFORM THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY to make it a consistent vehicle for the articulation and mobilization of populist and progressive values and political power; and
ELECT DEMOCRATS TO ALL OFFICES up and down the ballot and end the right wing stranglehold of our government in Congress.

Named in honor of Senator Paul Wellstone, a Community Organizer

Our club is named for the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife, Sheila Wellstone, tireless and effective grassroots organizers for progressive causes. We strive to build on their grassroots tradition to advance progressive values through issue organizing and electoral politics.

The New Vision for Progressive Politics in America

Many Americans have lost their sense that we’re all in this together. We need a new vision to:

Promote the common good by investing more – not less – in our people and nation. To meet our long-term challenges, we must wrest our government from self-serving corporations and lobbyists to shape a future that works for all of us.
Reverse the disparity of wealth by which the 1% siphons off the bulk of riches, while more and more Americans are pushed into poverty. We know from long experience that the prosperity of our nation depends upon the well-being of all our people.
Empower the international community to collectively address common problems such as global warming, environmental degradation, water and energy shortages, and unfair trade.
Foster lawful conflict resolution at home and abroad by restoring civil liberties, ending torture, detention and spying, decreasing the military budget and enacting gun controls.

We are working to shape an America moving toward…

Economic and tax justice
Publicly financed, fair elections
A clean, sustainable environment
Respect for diversity
Universal, affordable health care
Preservation of Social Security
Rights for working people
Domestic revitalization
Quality public education
Reduced student debt
Fair trade
Secure civil liberties and privacy
A culture of peace

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