Grassroots Progress for Bernie, and more! - North Bay / North Coast
For all of us, 2016 is an important election year -- when we’ll elect a new President, and some key races for Congress will be decided.
This year there are also several important local contests.
Our environment, our privacy, our healthcare, and our Constitution are under relentless assault from corporate “business as usual” legislators -- and the time is now to elect candidates who will defend us in those crucial realms.
After careful assessments, the Coalition for Grassroots Progress has endorsed:
Bernie Sanders continues to get the short end of the stick in corporate media coverage; at first they ignored him, and now as they watch his success, they react with skepticism and excuses for why it won’t last. It’s grassroots support across the country, like our 100 Door-Knocks for Bernie campaign, that are contributing to his unforeseen success in the primaries and caucuses. Go Bernie!
During her political career over her years on the Santa Rosa City Council, as a member of the California Assembly, and as a member of the California State Senate, Noreen has always represented various parts of Sonoma County’s 5th District. She knows the important issues of the district and is committed to continuing to speak up in support of urban growth boundaries, protecting fisheries and rivers, addressing the growing problem of income and wealth disparities, promoting local and sustainable organic farms, and the challenges we face due to climate change.
Mike Wison for Humboldt County Supervisor, 3rd District
Mike Wilson, currently an elected member of the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, is running for the seat that Supervisor Mark Lovelace will be vacating in 2017. During his tenure on the Humboldt Bay Commission, Mike has helped lead the restoration of wetlands and the clean-up of millions of gallons of toxic waste left by the Samoa pulp mill. It’s important that his views on the issues of the creation of living wage jobs and affordable housing, while protecting the environment, be represented on the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors.
Patrick Pekin for Superior Court Judge, Mendocino County
Very rarely do we have the opportunity to vote for a judicial candidate who wasn’t appointed to office by a California Governor. This is one of those opportunities. In his private practice, Pekin has focused on criminal defense, white collar crime, violent crime, and consumer protection. He brings with him a much-needed wide range of experience with the kinds of legal issues and challenges private citizens face.
Julie Combs, incumbent running for re-election on Santa Rosa City Council
As a voice for progressives on the Santa Rosa City Council for the past four years, Julie has made homelessness and affordable housing one of her top issues, and calls for local jobs paying a living wage. In the wake of the shooting of Andy Lopez, she worked with then-Senator Noreen Evans on Evans’ “A Toy Should Look Like a Toy” legislation, strengthening controls on toy gun manufacturers. One of her top priorities is making Santa Rosa government open and transparent.
We urge you to visit the websites of these candidates and provide support in any way you can.
We’ve also endorsed two candidates for Congress, Tim Canova in Florida, and Jamie Raskin in Maryland, because no matter who our next President is, it’s crucial that he or she will have committed progressive leaders in Congress to work with. Visit here for information on those races.
Our June Primary election is approaching, and you can help California, which has the largest number of delegates to the Democratic National Convention, prepare for Bernie Sanders. Our “100 Door-knocks for Bernie” project is preparing for its second round of neighborhood voter contact, with new materials and neighborhood contact lists.
And this is where you can make a big difference -- by helping support the Coalition for Grassroots Progress precinct teams in Northern California.
Help CGP precinct teams reach voters where and how it counts the most. At the door and by their neighbor.
* A donation of $30 will help us reach voters in an average-size precinct.
* A $60 contribution will help the voters in two precincts hear about strong, progressive candidates in important races.
* Just $5 will go a long way in augmenting other donations to reach our shared goals.
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“Progress in Our Precincts” team members are volunteers committed to talking with their neighbors about the issues and candidates that can help move us forward.
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