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Endorsements

Individual Endorsements*

Organizational titles for identification purposes only. *Indicates co-author

  • Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D18)*
  • Assemblyman Tony Thurmond (D15)*
  • Alicia Contreras, ED, East Bay Spanish Speaking Citizens’ Foundation
  • Amber Childress, Alameda County Board of Education (Area 2)
  • Bishop Bob Jackson, Acts Full Gospel
  • Buffy Wicks, Candidate for AD15
  • Chris Iglesias, CEO, the Unity Council
  • Congresswoman Barbara Lee*
  • Councilmember Dan Kalb (D1)
  • Councilmember and Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington (D4)*
  • Councilmember Noel Gallo (D5)
  • Cynthia Adams, NAACP Oakland, VP & Education Chair*
  • Diane Dodge, ED, East Bay College Fund
  • David Roach, Community Leader
  • David Harris, CEO & President, Urban Strategies Council
  • Dr. Bert Lubin, UCSF President Emeritus*
  • Dr. Tony Iton, Senior VP, the California Endowment
  • Emma Roos, Educational Coalition for Hispanics in Oakland*
  • Eric Johnson, ED, Oakland Housing Authority
  • George Holland, NAACP Oakland, President
  • Jane Garcia, CEO, La Clinica de la Raza*
  • Janis Burger, former CEO, First 5 Alameda
  • Josh Simon, ED, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
  • Jim Wunderman, President, Bay Area Council*
  • Jorge Lerma, Latino Education Network*
  • Jovanka Beckles, Candidate for AD15
  • Jowel Laguerre, Chancellor of Peralta Community College District
  • Keith Carson, Alameda County Board of Supervisors (D5)
  • Kristin Spanos, CEO, First 5 Alameda
  • Lateefah Simon, President, Akonadi Foundation
  • L Karen Monroe, Superintendent of Alameda County Office of Education
  • LeAna Powell, Parent Leader*
  • Leroy Morishita, President of Cal State University East Bay
  • Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Mayor Libby Schaaf*
  • Mark Friedman, Board Chair, East Bay Community Foundation
  • Meredith Brown, President, Board of Trustees, Peralta Community College District
  • Michael McAfee, President, PolicyLink
  • OUSD Director Jumoke Hinton-Hodge (D3)*
  • OUSD Director Nina Senn (D4)OUSD Director Roseann Torres (D5)*
  • OUSD Student Director (2017-2018) Gema Quetzal Cardenas*
  • President, Alameda County Board of Supervisors, Wilma Chan (D3)*
  • Sanam Jorjani, Co-Director, Oakland Literacy Coalition
  • Supervisor Keith Carson (D5)
  • Scott Moore, CEO, Kidango
  • Senator Nancy Skinner (D9)*
  • Ted Lempert, CEO, Children Now

Organizational Endorsements

  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • NAACP Oakland
  • Latino Education Network
  • SEIU 1021
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • 4 C’s Alameda
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Alameda County Early Care & Education Planning Council
  • Alameda County Office of Education
  • Alameda County Democratic Party
  • Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
  • Alternatives in Action
  • Bay Area Council
  • Kidango
  • Bananas
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda
  • Black Wellness Council
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action
  • Children Now
  • Child Care Links
  • East Bay College Fund
  • East Bay Stonewall Democrats
  • East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
  • East Bay Young Democrats
  • First 5 Alameda
  • The Education Trust–West
  • Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
  • Healthy Havenscourt Collaborative
  • Kidango
  • Latino Education Taskforce
  • La Clinica de la Raza
  • LitLab
  • Metropolitan Greater Oakland Democratic Club (MGO)
  • New Hope Church
  • Oakland Literacy Coalition
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Oakland Public Education Fund
  • Oakland Parents Together
  • Oakland Starting Smart & Strong
  • Oakland Unified School District (OUSD)
  • SPAAT
  • SEIU 1021
  • Tandem Partners in Early Learning
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • The Unity Council
  • Parent Voices Oakland
  • Peralta Community College District
  • PolicyLink
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club (WDRC)