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Lateefah Simon

BART Board District 7 (Oakland-Berkeley-Richmond)
September 15, 2020

Lateefah Simon is a nationally recognized advocate for civil and racial justice. She is also a single mother who relies on public transit each day and intimately understands the experiences of BART passengers. 

As the current president of the BART board of directors, Lateefah has been unwavering in her values to make BART accessible, affordable, accountable and functional for working families. Her leadership has been crucial to the transit agency’s shift towards policies promoting racial justice and inclusion. She has led a variety of successful efforts, including discounts for low-income fairs and an ambassador program to increase the number of unarmed uniformed personnel on trains to help passengers stay safe. 

Lateefah is the type of bold, inspiring and creative leader who can ensure our transit system is accessible, safe and gets people where they need to go. Her impressive track record as the executive director of multiple large nonprofit organizations, as well as her accolades which include being the youngest woman to receive a MacArthur Genius Award, are testaments to Lateefah’s steadfast leadership. By contrast, her police-union backed opponents in the BART race do not share her visionary commitment to public safety or her skillful leadership. A vote for Lateefah is a vote for transit justice.

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,…