Endorsements

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National Progressive and Political Action Organizations:

  • Our Revolution
  • Democratic Socialists of America
  • Working Families Party

Labor Unions:

  • Alameda Labor Council
  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME), California
  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Council 57
  • American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 3299
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192
  • Berkeley Council of Classified Employees (BCCE), Local 6192
  • Berkeley Federation of Teachers
  • California Faculty Association
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Nurses Association (CNA/NNOC)
  • California Teachers Association
  • Contra Costa Labor Council
  • Engineers & Scientists of California, Local 20, IFPTE AFL-CIO/CLC
  • Faculty Association of the California Community Colleges PAC
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
  • International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 21
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
  • Service Employees International Union, SEIU-CA
  • Service Employees International Union, Local 1021
  • Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers
  • Teamsters Joint Council 7
  • Teamsters Local 315
  • Teamsters Local 856
  • Union of American Physicians & Dentists Medical Action Committee
  • United Auto Workers Local 5810
  • United Teachers of Richmond (CTA)
  • University Professional and Technical Employees, Communication Workers of America (UPTE-CWA) Local 9119

LGBTQ Organizations:

  • Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition
  • Equality California
  • Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club
  • LAMBDA Democratic Club of Contra Costa County
  • Rainbow PAC

Environmental Action Organizations and Leaders:

  • 350 Bay Area Action
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Action
  • David Braun, Co-founder of Americans Against Fracking*
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) Action
  • California League of Conservation Voters (CLCV)
  • Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) Action
  • Food & Water Action
  • RL Miller, Chair, California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus*
  • Sierra Club of California
  • Sunrise Movement Bay Area
  • RainbowPAC
  • France Moore Lappé, activist and author, co-founder of Small Planet Institute*
  • Sierra Club, San Francisco Bay Chapter
  • Sunflower Alliance

Student Organizations:

  • Cal Berkeley Democrats
  • Cal Students for Equal Rights and a Valid Education - CalSERVE
  • UC Berkeley Progressive Student Association

Local, Regional and Statewide Political Action Organizations:

  • Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action
  • Bay Rising Action
  • Berkeley Citizens Action
  • Berkeley Progressive Alliance
  • Berkeley Tenants Union
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) PAC
  • Black Young Democrats of the East Bay
  • California Badass Teachers Association
  • California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California Legislative Black Caucus
  • California Legislative LGBT Caucus
  • California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS)
  • Coalition for Grassroots Progress
  • Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay
  • East Bay Young Democrats
  • Evolve California
  • Educators for Democratic Schools
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)
  • Food and Water Action
  • Health Care for All - California
  • Health Care for All - Alameda County
  • Health Care for All - Contra Costa County
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Our Revolution Contra Costa
  • Our Revolution East Bay
  • Pinole Progressive Alliance
  • Progressive Democrats of America - California (PDA-CA)
  • Richmond Progressive Alliance
  • Roots Action Team
  • San Francisco Berniecrats
  • Single Payer PAC
  • Voices for Progress
  • Women for Justice - Pacific Region

Local and Regional Political Parties:

  • Green Party of Alameda County (Recommendation)
  • Green Party of Contra Costa County
  • Green Party of Solano County
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club (WDRC)

Publications:

  • Bay Area Reporter Newspaper
  • Berkeley Daily Planet
  • San Francisco Bay View Newspaper

Greater Bay Area Leaders:

  • Nate Albee, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • Tom Ammiano, former CA State Assemblymember and LGBTQ advocate*
  • Stephany Ashley, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • Brian Basinger, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • Gloria Berry, San Francisco Board of Supervisors D10 Candidate
  • Karen Bernal, Chair, Progressive Caucus*, California Democratic Party*
  • Harry Britt, LGBTQ champion, former San Francisco Supervisor*
  • David Campos, former San Francisco Supervisor; Santa Clara County Deputy Executive*
  • Ken "Kacey" Carpenter, AD 24 Delegate and Activist; Author, "My Journey With Bernie"
  • Ruscal Cayangyang, Trustee, Vallejo Unified School District Board*
  • Robert Cheasty, Executive Director, Citizens for East Shore Parks, former Albany mayor* 
  • Cecilia Chung, LGBTQ champion; former Chair, San Francisco Human Rights Commission*
  • Brigitta Davila, Trustee, City College of San Francisco*
  • Delaine Eastin, former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, former AD 20 representative; Chairwoman, Educate Our State*
  • Kimberly Ellis, Unbought-Unbossed,* Emerge California* former Executive Director
  • Adonal Foyle, former Golden State Warrior, founder Democracy Matters*
  • Peter Gallota, former President, Harvey Milk Democratic Club*
  • Danny Glover, Actor, Film Director, and Political Activist
  • Jackie Goldberg, Former California Assembly Member, District 45*
  • Demetrio Gonzales, President, Richmond Teachers Union*
  • Hosam Haggag, Northern Vice Chair, Arab American Caucus, California Democratic Party*
  • Gabriel Haaland, Past President, San Francisco Harvey Milk Democratic Club*
  • Ericka Huggins, Activist and Educator
  • Stephen Jaffe, Civil Rights Attorney, Democratic candidate for Congress, CA-12; President and co-founder, South Beach District 6 Democratic Club*
  • Ken Jones, Community Organizer, former member BART Citizen Review Board*
  • Marianne Kearney-Brown, Trustee, Vallejo Unified School District Board*
  • Jane Kim, San Francisco Supervisor*
  • France Moore Lappé activist and author, co-founder of Small Planet Institute*
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee, CA-13
  • Kathryn Lybarger, President AFSCME 3299 and CA Labor Federation*
  • R L Miller, Chair, California Democratic Party Environmental Caucus*
  • Carolina Morales, Harvey Milk Club Co-President*
  • RN Dotty Nygard, CD-10 Candidate & California Nurses Association member*
  • Pamela Price, Civil Rights Attorney
  • John Rizzo, City College of San Francisco Trustee and Bay Area Sierra Club Political Chair*
  • Bobby Seale, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Black Panther Party*
  • Alex Shantz, Former St. Helena School Board Trustee*
  • Greg Shaw, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • Cheryl Sudduth
  • Richard Tamm, Co-chair, Voting Rights Task Force*; Treasurer, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club*
  • Laura Thomas, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • Jerry Threet, Former Harvey Milk Club President*
  • James E. Van, Architect, Planning-Community Design; Oakland Tenants' Union* activist
  • David Weintraub, Chair at Wellstone Democratic Club Education Committee*

Contra Costa County Endorsements:

  • Janet Abelson, Former El Cerrito Mayor and Current City Council Member*
  • Kara Lynne Braxton (Community Activist, Richmond)
  • Genoveva Calloway, former San Pablo Mayor*
  • Dr. Desmond Carson, Lifelong Medical Care*
  • Ben Choi, Richmond City Councilmember*
  • Otheree Christian, former president, Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council*
  • Michael Davenport, Richmond civic leader; Founder, DP Security*
  • Whitney Dotson, East Bay Board Regional Parks Board member*
  • Steve Early, labor activist; author, "Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City"
  • Todd Groves, former West Contra Costa Unified School District Board Member*
  • Claudia Jimenez, Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition*
  • Madeline Kronenberg, Trustee WCCUSD Board*
  • Reverend Phil Lawson, Pastor Emeritus of Easter Hill United Methodist Church*
  • Eduardo Martinez, Richmond City Councilmember*
  • Gayle McLaughlin, Former Richmond Mayor*
  • Leonard McNeil, W County Wastewater District Board, former San Pablo Council Member*
  • Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, El Cerrito Mayor Pro Tem*
  • Mister Phillips, Trustee, WCCUSD Board*
  • Richmond CA Inner-City Adult Wresting Club
  • Robin Reed Poindexter, Richmond Fire Department Deputy Fire Marshall*
  • Ada Recinos, Richmond City Councilmember*
  • Andrés Soto, Communities for a Better Environment*
  • Cecilia Valdez, San Pablo City Councilmember*
  • Jonathan White, Martinez School Board Vice President*
  • Melvin Willis, Richmond City Councilmember*
  • Carolyn Wysinger, Queer Author & West Contra Costa educator

Alameda County Endorsements:

  • Victor Aguilar, Jr., Trustee, San Leandro USD School Board*
  • Dr. Vicki Alexander, AD 15 Woman of the Year 2017
  • Max Anderson, Retired Berkeley City Council Member, District 3*
  • Judy Appel, Berkeley School Board Member*
  • Jesse Arreguin, Berkeley Mayor*
  • Ruth Atkin, Former Mayor and City Councilmember of Emeryville*
  • Tracy Baxter, former SF Dem County Committee Member (AD 13) and playwright*
  • Jane Brunner, former Oakland City Council Member*
  • Keith Carson, Alameda County Supervisor*
  • Federico "Freddy" Chavez
  • Cheryl Davila, Berkeley Vice Mayor & City Council District 2*
  • Shirley Dean, Former Mayor, City of Berkeley*
  • Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Political Organizer; former Director, San Francisco Sierra Club*
  • Michael Eisenscher, Labor, Peace, Environmental and Social Justice Activist
  • Carroll Fife, Community Activist
  • Shirley Golub, CA Progressive Democrats of America Executive Board Vice President*
  • Shanhti Gonzales, Oakland School Board Trustee*
  • Kate Harrison, Berkeley City Council District 4*
  • Sally Hindman, Executive Director, Youth Spirit Artworks*
  • Joyce Jackson, Former Mayor, City of Albany*
  • Doleen Jones
  • Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Emerita*
  • Dan Kalb, Oakland City Council District 1*
  • Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council At-Large*
  • Andy Katz, EBMUD Board Member* and activist
  • Jack Kurzweil, Communications Coordinator, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club*
  • Juliet Lamont, PhD
  • Marcus Liefert, Minister, U U Congregation of Marin*
  • Sharon Maldonado, former Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner*
  • Michael McGee, Member/Owner, The Cheese Board Collective*
  • Gus Newport, former Berkeley Mayor*
  • Owen Poindexter, East Bay Activist, Journalist
  • Ann L. Riley, Executive Director, Waterways Restoration Institute*
  • Walter Riley, activist, attorney
  • Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director, Kehilla Synagogue*
  • Daniel Sawislak, Executive Director, Resources for Community Development*
  • Lateefah Simon, BART Board Director, District 7*
  • Leah Simon-Weisberg, Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner*
  • Margot Smith, Universal Health Care and Economic Justice Advocate
  • Alejandro Soto-Vigil, Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner*
  • Judith White
  • Mark Williams, AC Transit Board Director, Ward 4*
  • Kriss Worthington, Berkeley City Council District 7*

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*Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

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