It was a tremendous event, more than 125 people attended Housing for the Rest of Us and heard Don Goldmacher introduce BPA and Kate Harrison present our housing platform. Max Anderson spoke of the housing situation and Ben Bartlett shared his agenda for addressing housing inequity in Berkeley. John Selawsky announced the Tenant Convention and landlord tax, Sophie Hanh, Jesse Arreguin, Kriss Worthington and many others shared their ideas. Here are some photos and links to articles about the event. Stay tuned for ways to get involved in creating and protecting housing for the 99%, especially for the lowest income residents of Berkeley.
Max speaks at BPA event, photo by Paola Laverde
Kate Harrison, BPA co-chair, is moderating the forum/ by Timothy Dawson
Sophie Hahn speaks
Sophie Hahn and Jesse Townley, candidates for District 5, photo by Paola Laverde
We are seeking your continuing support for Berkeley Citizens Action. BCA has played a unique and essential role in progressive politics for the past 45 years. We stand in solidarity with the new surge for democracy in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the militancy evidenced by public sector workers in Wisconsin. We need your support to carry on efforts like these in Berkeley!
As we informed you last July, BCA has set the following goal: to build a coalition broad enough to recruit, select, and support progressive candidates for local office by the year 2012.