2020 Endorsements Summary

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United States

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
President of the United StatesJoe BidenYes
United States Representative, District 13Barbara LeeYes

California

Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
CaliforniaProposition 14Increase Bond Funding for Stem Cell ResearchYes
CaliforniaProposition 15Put Schools & Communities FirstYes
CaliforniaProposition 16End the Ban on Affirmative ActionYes
CaliforniaProposition 17Free the Vote for People on ParoleYes
CaliforniaProposition 18Allow 17-year-olds to Vote in Primary ElectionsYes
CaliforniaProposition 19Increase Burden on First Time Home BuyersNo
CaliforniaProposition 20Increase the Number of People Locked Up in PrisonsNo
CaliforniaProposition 21Allow Local Communities to Expand Rent ControlYes
CaliforniaProposition 22Take Away Protections Such As Minimum Wage for Gig WorkersNo
CaliforniaProposition 23Regulate Kidney Dialysis Clinics for SafetyYes
CaliforniaProposition 24Undermines the Consumer Privacy Act to Tech Corporations’ AdvantageNo
CaliforniaProposition 25Switch Cash Bail with System Based On “Public Safety Risk”No position

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Alameda County

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
AC Transit Board, Ward 1Jovanka BecklesYes
Alameda County Board of Supervisors, District 1Vinnie BaconYes
Alameda County Parks and Rec Board of Directors Ward 1 (Richmond)Elizabeth EcholsYes
Alameda County Superior CourtElena CondesYes
Alameda County Water DistrictRamesh GopalanYes
Alameda County Water DistrictAziz AkbariYes
BART Board, District 5Steve DunbarYes
BART Board, District 7Lateefah SimonYes
Berkeley City Council, District 2Cheryl DavilaYes
Berkeley City Council, District 3Ben BartlettYes
Berkeley City Council, District 5Sophie HahnYes
Berkeley City Council, District 6Richard IllgenYes
Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardXavier JohnsonYes
Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardAndy KelleyYes
Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardMari MendoncaYes
Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardDominique WalkerYes
Berkeley Rent Stabilization BoardLeah Simon-WeisbergYes
California State Assembly, District 20Alexis VillalobosYes
California State Assembly, District 25Alex LeeYes
California State Senate, District 7Steve GlazerNo
Hayward City CouncilElisha CraderYes
Hayward City CouncilNéstor CastilloYes
Hayward City CouncilLacei AmodeiYes
Hayward Unified School District BoardSara PradaYes
Hayward Unified School District BoardTami RossellYes
Oakland City Council, At-LargeRebecca KaplanYes
Oakland City Council, District 1Dan KalbYes
Oakland City Council, District 3Carroll FifeYes
Oakland City Council, District 5Richard Santos RayaYes
Oakland City Council, District 7Treva ReidYes
Oakland Unified School District, District 1Stacy ThomasYes (#1)
Oakland Unified School District, District 1Sam DavisYes (#2)
Oakland Unified School District, District 3Cherisse GashYes (#1)
Oakland Unified School District, District 3VanCedric WilliamsYes (#2)
Oakland Unified School District, District 5Mike HutchinsonYes
Oakland Unified School District, District 7Kristina MolinaYes (#1)
Oakland Unified School District, District 7Victor ValerioYes (#2)

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Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
Alameda CountyMeasure VContinue Pitching In on Utilities In Unincorporated AreasYes
Alameda CountyMeasure WFund Mental Health, Housing, & Job TrainingYes
Alameda CountyMeasure XBorrow Funds to Fund County Fire DeptYes
AlbanyMeasure BBRanked-Choice VotingYes
BerkeleyMeasure FFRaise $8.5 Million for Emergency Response Through Parcel TaxYes
BerkeleyMeasure GGTax Lyft and Uber Riders to Fund Public ServicesNo
BerkeleyMeasure HHFund Climate Equity Fund Through Increased Utilty User TaxNo
BerkeleyMeasure IICreate Board and Director of Police AccountabilityYes
BerkeleyMeasure JJRaise Elected Officials’ Pay to Median Income for BerkeleyYes
BerkeleyMeasure KKMake City Attorney’s Term Indefinite (And Other Amendments)Yes
BerkeleyMeasure LLAllow Berkeley To Invest Allocated FundsYes
BerkeleyMeasure MMLimit Evictions, Extend Emergency Renter ProtectionsYes
City of AlamedaMeasure AAClarify City Attorney and City Council ResponsibilitiesYes
City of AlamedaMeasure ZAllow More Dense Housing to be BuiltYes
HaywardMeasure NNRequire Hotel Guests to Contribute More for Public ServicesYes
HaywardMeasure OOAllow Everyone to Serve on City Boards & Commissions Regardless of Immigration StatusYes
NewarkMeasure PPExtend the Existing Utility Users’ TaxYes
OaklandMeasure QQAllow 16- and 17-year-olds to Vote for School BoardYes
OaklandMeasure RRRemove $1000 Limit on Fines to Better Address DumpingYes
OaklandMeasure S1Strengthen Police CommissionYes
Oakland Unified School DistrictMeasure Y
Borrow Funds to Repair & Upgrade School Buildings
Yes
Union CityMeasure W.WImpose a New, Regressive Utility Users TaxNo

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Contra Costa County

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
AC Transit Board, Ward 1Jovanka BecklesYes
Ambrose Recreation and Park DistrictEduardo TorresYes
Antioch City Council, District 1Tamisha WalkerYes
BART Board, District 1Debora AllenNo
BART Board, District 1Jamie SalcidoYes
BART Board, District 7Lateefah SimonYes
California State Senate, District 7Steve GlazerNo
Pittsburg Unified School District BoardTaylor SimsYes
Pittsburg Unified School District BoardHelio MorenoYes
Richmond City CouncilGayle McLaughlinYes
Richmond City CouncilClaudia JimenezYes
Richmond City CouncilMelvin WillisYes

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Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
Alamo Parks and Recreation (County Service Area R-7A)Measure WTie Alamo Parks & Recreation Funding Ceiling to Population & Cost of LivingYes
Contra Costa CountyMeasure XAdd County Sales Tax for Emergency, Early Childhood, & Safety-Net ServicesYes
PittsburgMeasure QChange City Clerk from Elected to AppointedNo
RichmondMeasure URaise Gross Receipts Tax for the Biggest BusinessesYes

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San Francisco

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
BART Board, District 9Bevan DuftyYes
California State Assembly, District 17David ChiuYes
California State Senate, District 11Jackie FielderYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 1Connie ChanYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 11John AvalosYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 3Aaron PeskinYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 5Dean PrestonYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 7Myrna MelgarYes
San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 9Hillary RonenYes
San Francisco Community College BoardAlan WongYes
San Francisco Community College BoardShanell WilliamsYes
San Francisco Community College BoardTom TempranoYes
San Francisco Community College BoardHan ZouYes
San Francisco Community College BoardAliya ChistiYes
San Francisco Community College BoardAnita MartinezYes
San Francisco Unified School District Board of EducationKevine BoggessYes
San Francisco Unified School District Board of EducationJenny LamYes
San Francisco Unified School District Board of EducationMark SanchezYes
San Francisco Unified School District Board of EducationMatt AlexanderYes
United States Congress, District 12Nancy PelosiYes
California State Assembly, District 19Phil TingYes

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Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
San FranciscoProposition ABorrow Funds for Mental Health & Homelessness Services, Parks, & Street RepairYes
San FranciscoProposition BBring Transparency to the Department of Public WorksYes
San FranciscoProposition CRemove Citizenship Barriers to Serving on City BodiesYes
San FranciscoProposition DCreate a Board to Investigate the Sheriff’s Office for MisconductYes
San FranciscoProposition EAllow Changes to Police StaffingYes
San FranciscoProposition FMake Sure the Biggest Corporations in SF Pitch InYes
San FranciscoProposition GAllow 16- and 17-year-olds to Vote in Local ElectionsYes
San FranciscoProposition HStreamline Permitting and Keep Local Businesses AfloatYes
San FranciscoProposition IEnsure Sellers of $10M+ Properties Pitch In for RentersYes
San FranciscoProposition JRemove Red Tape for School FundingYes
San FranciscoProposition KAuthorize Up to 10k Units of Affordable Social HousingYes
San FranciscoProposition LTax Corporations Based on Ratio of CEO to Employee PayYes
San FranciscoProposition RRAdd One-Eighth-Cent Sales Tax for CalTrainYes

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San Mateo County

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
California State Assembly, District 19Phil TingYes
Daly City City CouncilShakeel AliYes
Daly City City CouncilJuslyn ManaloYes
Pacifica City CouncilMayra EspinosaYes
Pacifica City CouncilMarj DavisYes
United States Congress, District 14Jackie SpeierYes

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Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
City of San MateoMeasure RLimit Building Densities, But With Exemptions for Affordable HousingYes
City of San MateoMeasure WRequire Hotel Guests to Contribute More for Public ServicesYes
City of San MateoMeasure YLimit Building DensitiesNo
Daly CityMeasure QPass Local Recovery & ReliefYes
East Palo AltoMeasure VAsk Hotel Guests to Pitch In for Affordable HousingYes
Half Moon BayMeasure URequire Hotel Guests to Contribute More for Public ServicesYes
Jefferson Union High School DistrictMeasure ZBorrow Funds for School Technology, Accessibility, & SafetyYes
San BrunoMeasure STax Cannabis BusinessesYes
San BrunoMeasure XRequire Hotel Guests to Contribute More for Public ServicesYes
San Mateo-Foster City School DistrictMeasure TBorrow Funds for School Technology, Repairs, & SafetyYes

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Santa Clara County

Candidates

OfficeCandidatePosition
California State Assembly, District 25Alex LeeYes
California State Senate, District 15Dave CorteseYes
San Jose City Council, District 4David CohenYes
San Jose City Council, District 6Jake TonkelYes
Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, District 3Otto LeeYes
Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 1Melissa Baten CaswellYes
Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 3Rosemary KameiYes
Santa Clara County Board of Education, Trustee Area 4Ketzal GomezYes

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Measures

DistrictNumber/LetterDescriptionPosition
Cambrian School DistrictMeasure RBorrow Funds for School Technology, Achievement, & RepairsYes
Campbell Union High School DistrictMeasure LExtend Parcel Tax for Quality Distance Learning & Safe Return to SchoolsYes
City of Santa ClaraMeasure ERequire Hotel Guests to Contribute More for Public ServicesYes
Evergreen Elementary School DistrictMeasure PBorrow Funds for Quality Distance Learning and Campus Security & RepairsYes
Franklin-McKinley School DistrictMeasure KExtend Parcel Tax to Fund Teachers and Academic ProgramsYes
Fremont Union High School DistrictMeasure MExtend Parcel Tax to Fund Teachers and Academic ProgramsYes
Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary School DistrictMeasure NExtend Parcel Tax to Renew School FundingYes
MilpitasMeasure FCreate 1/4¢ Sales Tax for City ServicesYes
Mt. Pleasant Elementary School DistrictMeasure QBorrow Funds for Quality Distance Learning & School RenovationsYes
Palo Alto Unified School DistrictMeasure OExtend Parcel Tax to Fund Teachers and Academic ProgramsYes
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CalTrain)Measure RRMake CalTrain Cleaner, More Affordable, & More FrequentYes
San JoseMeasure GStrengthen Planning Commission & Police AuditingYes
San JoseMeasure HIncrease Card Room Tax for City ServicesNo position
San Jose-Evergreen Community College DistrictMeasure IAdd New Parcel Tax to Improve Community College Quality & AffordabilityYes
San Jose-Evergreen Community College DistrictMeasure JBorrow Funds to Repair Community CollegesYes
Santa Clara Valley Open Space AuthorityMeasure TExtend Parcel Tax to Preserve Open SpacesYes
Santa Clara Valley Water DistrictMeasure SRenew Clean Water & Flood Protection ProgramYes

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Barbara Lee

U.S. Representative, District 13
For many in Oakland, we say “Barbara Lee speaks for me.” Rep. Barbara Lee has been a tireless fighter for justice, civil rights, and equal…

Elizabeth Echols, appointed board director, EBRPD

Alameda County Parks and Rec Board of Directors Ward 1 (Richmond)
Elizabeth is a longtime public servant. She has long supported the workers in the park service, combated climate change through her role with the park…

Aziz Akbari

Alameda County Water District
Aziz leads with his values to make safe, clean, affordable water available to all people in Alameda County, whether we’re white, Black, brown, o…

Ramesh Gopalan

Alameda County Water District
Ramesh is a new voice and committed advocate, running because of the steep rate increases to our water bills and the need for climate resilience.

Leah Simon-Weisberg

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
The dynamic Right to Housing slate of candidates includes a wealth of experience and deep community values. Five seats are open in this race. Walker,…