BCA Endorsements 2014 color for web
BCA Endorsements 2014 for print (1)
The endorsements listed in this newsletter were selected by BCA membership at the Election Forum held on September 21st. The Rent Board slate that is selected at the Summer Berkeley Tenants Union Convention is automatically endorsed by BCA.
For endorsed candidates you will find links to their websites. For measures and propositions you will find the position taken by the BCA membership followed by a short description.
There are two versions of the newsletter, one meant for viewing on the web with color and links. there is a print version as well, in black ink only.
Before our Forum, BCA and BTU wrote some probing questions for our candidates. The candidates put good faith effort into the responses, which are very informative. Click the links below (on the Berkeley Tenant Union Website) to download and read:
BCA Endorsements 2014
November 2014 Election Endorsements: These Endorsements were made at the Election Forum held September 21st by the BCA membership. Thank you to all who came out to discuss the issues and make the decision on candidates, measures and propositions which best met our values as Berkeley progressives. Please support these candidates and measures.
Congress, CD 13: Barbara Lee
State Assembly, AD 15: Tony Thurmond
Auditor: Ann Marie Hogan
City Council District 1: Alejandro Soto-Vigil
City Council District 4: Jesse Arreguín
City Council District 7: Kriss Worthington
City Council District 8: Jacquelyn McCormick
Rent Board Slate: Jesse Townley, Kathy Harr, John Selawsky, Paola Laverde-Levine, James Chang
School Board Director: Karen Hemphill, Ty Alper, Josh Daniels
D-Berkeley Versus Big Soda (Soda Tax): YES
F-Parks Tax: YES
O-Recall Provisions: YES
P-End Corporate Personhood: YES
Q-OK to ask for Part-Time Work: YES
R-Green Downtown: YES
Measure BB YES
1 Water Bond: No Endorsement
2 Rainy Day Fund: No Endorsement
45 Health Care Insurance Regulation: YES
46 Drug Testing of Doctors: NO
47 Safe Neighborhoods and Schools,
Reduce Non-Violent Crimes: YES
48 Indian Gaming: No Endorsement
BCA Fall Forum Flyer 2 up
Please share our event flyer, which prints 2 up on a page. Back side shows the recommendations of the BCA steering committee for selected candidates and measures.
Time has been extended a bit for the forum. Candidates and folks speaking about measures will be speaking from 3:30 to 6 and then BCA and BTU members will stay to vote on their respective candidates. We’ll have the final hour til 7 to clean up and count the vote.
Sunday, Sept. 21, 3:30-6:00pm, at the Fellowship Hall of Berkeley Unitarian Universalists, at 1924 Cedar St.
Presented by Berkeley Citizens Action, Berkeley Tenants Union, and the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists.
Meet your candidates in the November 2014 Election. Supporters and opponents of local measures will discuss their positions. Hear their ideas! Ask Questions! Demand Answers! All are welcome to attend.
Note: After the speeches and discussion, registered, current BCA and BTU members will remain to vote on their respective endorsements for progressive candidates and measures.
Please share with your email contacts of progressive voters in Berkeley. Click the link at the end of this sentence to download and share the flyer for the event. Sept 21 Forum Flyer
Final BCA Newsletter August 2014
Please download and read our latest newsletter
Save the Date of our Fall Election Forum: Sunday September 21, 3:30-5:30 at the Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street at Bonita
Review the list of candidates who have been invited to participate in the forum
Check out the measures and propositions on the November Ballot
June 2014 Election Newsletter
In this issue
- Candidate Forum Thursday May 22 and Election Info
- Green Downtown and Public commons Initiative
- Redistricting Update
- Housing Advisory Commission Update
- Membership renewal time: please update your membership, send in your dues to fund the November election campaign.
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Berkeley is in the process of redistricting city council seats. In 2014, two progressive councilmembers, Kriss Worthington and Jesse Arreguin, will be up for election and will be running in newly defined districts.
Proposals for new district lines, which would create districts of equal size, were accepted through March 15th and made public Thursday, April 25, through City Clerk’s office and website. On Monday, April 29 at 6 pm, the community can hear about the proposals at the North Berkeley Senior Center. The matter then goes to council for public hearings, on May 7 and July 2.
We ask you to also join BCA members to discuss redistricting and another option… proportional representation.
Join BCA for a Forum to discuss Fair Representation for City Council Elections
Sunday May 19, 1-3 pm at Redwood Gardens Community Room, 2951 Derby Street
Redwood Gardens is located on the Clark Kerr Campus at Derby and Claremont. It’s pretty easy to get to there by public transportation on the 49A and 49B bus schedules………… depending on the direction you travel. Ask the driver to let you off at Derby and Claremont. There’s a green awning with steps. Go up the steps and to your right. Doors to the Community Room will be open.
People needing disabled accessibility……ask the driver to let you off a few yards up the street from the green awning [he/she is supposed to honor that request]. Go through the gate. Left on sidewalk path to end of the building. Turn right. Doors to the Community Room will be open.
BCA Measures and Propositions Meeting
Sunday, September 30, 1:30, voting by 4 pm.
North Berkeley Senior Center
1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, California 94709
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Berkeley Citizens Action has played a unique and essential role in progressive politics for the past 45+ years. There are many important items on the ballot. This is your opportunity to find out more about the implications and impacts of the proposed legislation.
Join us to discuss the measures and propositions on the ballot and vote for the legislation that BCA will endorse.
All are welcome to attend. Must be a paid 2012 member to vote, membership payment accepted at the door, $35, $10 low income.