Tues, Dec 12 6-8pm
Please join us Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 6PM for our holiday party at Flora & Ferment Ciderhouse, 1122 Solano Avenue, Albany. We'll provide pizza and you provide the Democratic company!
It's going to be a blast -- celebrate all the great efforts and conversations we've had and talk about what would be interesting to you in 2024. And enjoy some great company, too!
In other news...
State Senate Endorsement Results
We had six State Senate Candidates join us at our last forum and we held our endorsement discussion and vote right after. Oakland Council Member Dan Kalb was the only candidate to garner 60% of the vote for endorsement.
Please support Dan in his competitive race to win a slot in the top two in the March Primary.
US Senate Race
We weren't able to get the US Senate candidates for a forum, but we held an endorsement vote in that race.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has passed away while in office, and Governor Newsom has appointed Laphonza Butler to her seat. Laphonza Butler has declared that she will not run for that seat.
Here are the candidates we considered for endorsement. (We can only endorse Democrats.) Please note: Lexi Reese has withdrawn from the race.
Barbara Lee-D, CA-12 congressmember
Katie Porter-D, CA-47 congressmember
Lexi Reese-D, fmr Silicon Valley executive
Adam Schiff-D, CA-30 congressmember
The Club endorsed both Barbara Lee and Katie Porter. Pleas support their campaigns for US Senate.
AC Transit new districts
AC Transit is switching from the old system of 5 wards + 2 at large, to 7 wards. New maps will be drawn.
Proposed maps and comments on communities of interest have been received and the consultant has presented a number of maps for consideration. The Board has begun discussing the alternatives and there is one final meeting to vote on the maps and sequencing of the elections.
Details are at https://www.actransit.org/redistricting