Our second speaker is Saied Karamooz, who is running for Mayor of Oakland. Saied has been involved in a number of progressive campaigns over the years. Most notably, he has been serving as an active member of the Coalition for Police Accountability that spearheaded Measure LL, resulting in the establishment of a Police Commission in Oakland. Currently he is a commissioner on Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission and President of the Jack London Improvement District. Over the past few years, Saied has supported initiatives such as the Fight for 15, Stop Urban Shield, the Public Bank of Oakland, and No Coal in Oakland. Saied’s campaign website (everyonesmayor.org
) provides a clear outline of how to make Oakland an equitable city for all.
We may have some additional candidates present. We will also have time for questions and comments from the audience.
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party…)