Endorsements

I'm honored and humbled by the endorsements for my campaign to serve as your next District 2 Oakland City Council Member.


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Endorsements

Organizations:

  • Alameda Labor Council AFL-CIO
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192 - AC Transit
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1555 - BART 
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Action
  • Bay Rising Action
  • Block by Block Organizing Network (BBON)
  • California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) PAC
  • International Federation of Professional & Technical Employees (IFPTE) Local 21
  • International Union of Painters & Allied Trades (IUPAT) District Council 16
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)
  • Oakland Justice Coalition
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
  • UNITE HERE! Local 2850

Elected & Appointed Leaders:

  • Hon. Lateefah Simon, BART Board of Directors
  • Hon. Julina Bonilla, Peralta Colleges Board of Trustees and District 2 neighbor
  • Hon. Melvin Willis, Councilmember and Vice Mayor, Richmond
  • Hon. Maria Poblet, Berkeley Rent Board Commissioner & co-founder of Causa Justa|Just Cause
  • Hon. Eric Mar, former San Francisco Board of Supervisors
  • Hon. Rebecca Saldaña, Senator for Washington State
  • Hon. Jose Esteves, former Mayor of Milpitas
  • Jahmese Myres, Chairperson, City of Oakland Planning Commission
  • Nischit Hedge, City of Oakland Planning Commission and District 2 neighbor
  • Jazy Bonilla, formerly City of Oakland Planning Commission and District 2 neighbor
  • Mike Nisperos, City of Oakland Police Commission
  • Bella Comelo, Senior Commission, City of San Leandro

*all titles and organizations for identification purposes only

Community Leaders (partial list):

  • Dana King, former broadcast journalist, sculptor and District 2 neighbor
  • Rebecca Solnit, writer, historian and activist
  • Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter
  • Cat Brooks, community activist and Oakland mayoral candidate
  • Steve Phillips, founder of Color of Democracy
  • Quinn Delaney, founder of Akonadi Foundation
  • Lillian Galedo, founder of Filipino Advocates for Justice
  • Lailan Huen, co chair of Oakland Chinatown Coalition* and District 2 neighbor
  • Lora Jo Foo, co-coordinator, No Coal in Oakland*
  • Dr. Floyd Huen, physician
  • Pamela Drake, Drake Talk Oakland and District 2 neighbor
  • Elena Serrano, Program Director, EastSide Arts Alliance* and District 2 neighbor
  • Executive Board Member, Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club of SF
  • Dan Siegal, civil rights attorney
  • Anne Weills, civil rights attorney
  • Dr. Steven Pitts, PhD, Economist & Associate Chair of the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research*
  • Alicia Caballero-Christenson, Department Chair of Ethnic Studies at Laney College*
  • Kenneth Boozer & Kevin Pete, co-owners, Family of Choice Homecare and District 2 neighbors
  • Reem Assil, restaurant owner, Reem's California
  • Kim Huong, restaurant owner, Kim Huong Vietnamese Cuisine
  • Connie Perdomo, restaurant owner, Connie's Cantina
  • Jeff Perlstein, small business owner, Solespace
  • Chaney Turner, small business owner, Town Biz
  • Marco Cuerdo, small business owner, Grand-Piedmont Liquors
  • Babas Waseem, small business owner, Grand Lake Sew & Vac
  • Hyun Sook Lee, small business owner, Samurai Sushi Boat
  • Reverend Daniel Buford, Prophetic Justice Ministry at Allen Temple
  • Servant Brian K. Woodson Sr., pastor/founder of The Bay Area Christian Connection
  • Reverend Kurt Kuhwald, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, Decade Zero Ministries
  • Reverend Sandhya Jha, Director, Oakland Peace Center*
  • Kimi Lee, Director, Bay Rising Action
  • Miya Yoshitani, Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network Action
  • John Stead-Mendez, Executive Director, SEIU Local 1021
  • Carroll Fife, community organizer and District 2 neighbor
  • Nicole Lee, youth advocate
  • Alvina Wong, housing advocate
  • Eveline Shen, reproductive justice advocate 
  • Jakada Imani, social justice advocate
  • Gabriel Haaland, labor organizer
  • Antonio Diaz, environmental justice organizer
  • Michael Green, environmental health advocate
  • Zachary Norris, executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights*
  • Joel Ramos, transit advocate

*titles and organizations for identification purposes only

District 2 neighbors and leaders (partial list):

Chinatown

  • Emily Ja-Ming Lee
  • Francis Calpotura
  • Sanjay Garla

 

Cleveland Heights/Bella Visa

  • Alex Tom
  • Camilo Zamora
  • Carrie Harvilla
  • Cinthya Muñoz Ramos
  • Donna Willmott
  • Gala King
  • Janice Albert
  • Katie Loncke
  • Kenneth Boozer
  • Kevin Pete
  • Kevin Christianson
  • Lailan Huen
  • Mychi Nguyen
  • Mylene Cahambing
  • Navina Kanna
  • Nischit Hedge
  • Sujin Lee
  • Terry Bautista
  • Vivian Huang

 

Clinton/Merritt

  • Elena Serrano
  • Eric Saijo
  • Jazy Bonilla
  • Julina Bonilla
  • Kieran Rok
  • Mari Rose Taruc
  • Monica Garcia
  • Sean Gillane
  • Sherry Liang

 

Crocker Highlands/Trestle Glen

  • Amado Uno
  • Andrea Lee
  • Art Chen
  • Christopher Cooper
  • Connie Hector
  • Dennis Quirin
  • Doug Smith
  • Jaison Smith
  • Jennifer Black
  • Kamila Flores
  • Ken Pratt
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Keyvan Kashkooli
  • Mark Gagliardi
  • Meena Palaniappan
  • Michael Hammond
  • Miya Saika Chen
  • Nicole Marisa Beren
  • Nilofer Ahsan
  • Pamela Drake
  • Peggy Saika
  • Rich Johnson
  • Ruby Smith
  • Sandra Adams
  • Shane Safir
  • Sherry Congrave-Wilson
  • Terry Feder
  • Theresa Cisson
  • Vijay Merotra
  • Vivian Chang

 

Grand Lake/Lakeshore/Rose Garden

  • Andrea Dehlendorf
  • Beth Trimarco
  • Bonnie Lockhart
  • Carol Jan Lee
  • Eddie Iny
  • Sandra Davis
  • Ted Franklin

 

Highland Park/San Antonio

  • Carroll Fife
  • Dana King
  • Emily Wheeler
  • Greg Morozumi
  • Leslie Griep
  • Linda Lee
  • NTanya Lee
  • Roseli Ilano
  • Timmy Lu
  • Tim Huey