Elections 2020


The primary is our opportunity to nominate the strongest progressive challenger against Donald Trump. On the local level, we must ensure that our state, county, city, judges, and more represent us and our values. We are proud to endorse the following people and ballot measures:

Democratic Nominee for President: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren (dual endorsement)

Alameda County Supervisor, District 5: Keith Carson

California State Senate, District 9: Nancy Skinner

California State Assembly, District 15: Buffy Wicks

California State Assembly, District 18: Rob Bonta

Alameda County Board of Education, District 2: Angela Normand

Superior Court Judge: Elena Condes

Berkeley Education Measures E, G, and H: YES

Alameda County Childcare Measure C: YES

Oakland Parks, Homeless Services, Wastewater Measure Q: YES

Oakland Newspaper Measure Ballot Information Measure R: YES

Alameda County Democratic Central Committee (ACDCC), District 15: Igor Tregub, Bobbi Lopez, Wendy Bloom, Soli Alpert, Andy Kelly, Michael Barnett, Julie Caskey, and Paola Laverde

ACDCC, District 18: Pamela Drake, Tonya Love, Brandon Baranco, Brendalynn Goodall, Pamela Price, Jim Oddie, Corina Lopez, Malia Vella, Diana Prola, Kenneth Maxey, Henry Gage III

A powerful progressive movement is organizing today to transform our country — a movement that we grassroots Democrats embrace and support. Calling for economic and social justice, proclaiming that Black Lives Matter, defending women’s and LGBTQ rights, rejecting the demonization of immigrants, opposing a foreign policy based on militarism, and insisting that we have a sacred trust to keep our planet habitable for future generations, this movement has become a compelling and powerful presence and will play a critical role in the upcoming 2020 elections.

This election cycle holds great promise—as well as great danger. The re-election of the current Republican President would be an on-going disaster for the nation. Cutting taxes for the rich, assaulting Obamacare, slashing the social safety net, walking away from climate change and nuclear arms treaties, undermining the right to vote, opposing abortion, raising military spending, and attacking immigrants, the current Republican administration has broken new ground in its destructive policies.

Donald Trump is a sounding board for all the fears and prejudices of those who are frightened by the changing demographics in this country. He encourages racism, nativism, misogyny, and scientific ignorance in order to solidify his base. The prospect that he and his supporters in Washington and in state houses across the country might continue to rule is terrifying.

The U.S. Congress is also an arena in which grassroots Democratic clubs across the country, including our own, will be active. Progressive legislators in Washington, e.g. “The Squad,” have helped to move the national discourse and the Democratic Party to consider the real issues that our nation and the world face. They have helped, for example, to place the Green New Deal on the political agenda of the 2020 election. We grassroots Democrats must do our part too, building movements for progressive change and electing Democrats up and down the ballot in both federal and state contests.

We will remain engaged at the local level too, championing progressive causes in city councils, on school boards, and other institutions of local government. We seek to elect representatives to these bodies who will advance the common good.

Listening to one another, working together, we can advocate and act on behalf of a humane, just, sustainable future.