I’m running for Re-Election- 2016!

i-N6cZW79-2028x1352I’m excited to announce that I’ll be running for re-election for the Peralta Colleges Board in the November 2016 elections. Amazingly, it’s been 12 years!! I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished to serve our community– opening a brand new campus for Berkeley City College, adopting leading edge environmental policies, supporting our most vulnerable students in their efforts to get a college education, working side-by-side with the faculty and staff in the district to serve our students with dignity, pride and fair wages and benefits, and much, much more.

I look forward to serving our community for another term and ask for your support and your vote. Thank you for your confidence in my ability to serve and to lead.

If you give me 10 minutes, I’ll give you 2 years.

Please help me get reelected as a delegate to the California State Democratic Party Convention.

I believe the Democratic Party can be an important vehicle to improve the lives of regular people, but ONLY if we organize to make it so.  For the last 6 years I’ve represented the progressive politics of this area in the California State Democratic Party as a delegate to the Party’s annual convention.  I’ve helped build the network of grassroots activists in the party, promoted progressive resolutions, endorsements and candidates, and in the words of Paul Wellstone, helped “represent the democratic wing of the Democratic Party.”

We’ve just come off a successful fall election effort to raise the minimum wage in San Jose where I was on the campaign’s steering committee. I’d like to help bring about this kind of change to the East Bay and to the rest of the state, in part through our work in the Democratic Party.

This Sunday, I’m running for reelection as a convention delegate from the 15th Assembly District.  I’m pleased to be running as part of a slate of activists from the Wellstone Democratic Club, Labor, and the progressive grassroots of the District. And I’m asking for your support by voting for me and our slate of 6 men and 6 women, and/or by getting your friends and family who live in the District to turn out and vote.

Any registered Democrat in the 15th Assembly District can participate in this process by showing up in person to cast a vote. Please come this Sunday anytime from 12pm to 2pm. (You don’t have to stay the entire time).

How it works:

Who can participate: Democrats who are registered to vote in AD 15 (Nancy Skinner is our Assembly Member)
Where is AD 15: All of the cities of Berkeley, Emeryville and Albany, parts of N. Oakland, (Rockridge, Temescal) & Piedmont. Then, in Contra Costa County  approximately Hercules on the north to the west county cities of Kensington, El Cerrito, Richmond, Pinole, San Pablo and El Sobrante. (You can confirm that you are in the 15th AD here: http://www.smartvoter.org)
Where do you show up to vote? 3075 Adeline St., First Floor, Berkeley (the Ed Roberts Campus, directly above the Ashby BART Station) (ADA accessible)
When? This Sunday January 13 anytime from 12PM to 2 PM. It will take about 10 minutes once you are there.

Please show up if you live in AD 15, and bring your friends and family to vote. And please forward this email to your friends in the District.

If you give me ten minutes, I’ll give you two years of continued progressive representation and work in the Democratic Party. Thank you for your continued support!

In solidarity,

Nicky

Nicky González Yuen is a life-long community college teacher, sits on the Peralta Colleges Board and the Boards of the Wellstone Democratic Club  & the Alameda County Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus. As a labor activist, he is also on his faculty union’s executive committee where he directs the union’s student internship project that successfully organized thousands of students to help pass Proposition 30 and to defeat Proposition 32 in the fall 2012 elections. He was also on the steering committee for the successful Nov 2012 campaign to raise the minimum wage in San Jose. He was a Congressional Fellow for the late U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone. Nicky earned both Ph.D. and JD degrees from the UC Berkeley.

A Huge Victory In San Jose?

As you may know, I am deeply involved with the fight in the “Yes on D” campaign in San Jose to win workers a fairer wage. We worked really hard, gathered 36,000 signatures and qualified Measure D for the ballot. Now we have a chance in the fall election to raise the city’s minimum from $8 to $10 an hour.

A victory here will mean $4000 extra each year for over 40,000 working families in our nation’s 10th largest city. Imagine what a difference this can make. Imagine the ripple effect throughout all of California… and then, perhaps the nation. Wow! Just like that we could do it. And you can help.

Our early polling put us at 70% support. But now, the Chamber of Commerce has promised to spend $1.5 million to try to crush our effort.

We are doing a great job of using people power to wage our fight, but at the end of the day, we need money to run an effective campaign.

You’ve worked with me in the past and I’m asking you to help me now. I’m putting in $1000 this week. Won’t you join me? [Click here to donate!]

If you’re in the area, we are having a fundraising event this Friday October 12 from 4:30PM to 6:30PM at Azucar Latin Bistro. The address is 71 E. San Fernando Street San Jose, CA 95113. I’ll be there along with San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra and the head of the S. Bay Labor Council Cindy Chavez. We’ll be joined by friends and supporters like you. Please drop by for a drink, to drop off a check and to support an amazing campaign.

I hope to see you there but know many of my friends just can’t make it. But, you can just make a donation here!

Thank you for making a difference!

Peace and Love,

Nicky

Re-Election Campaign Kick-off, Friday July 27th

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Date/Time

Friday, July 6 2012.
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location

Home of Shiloh Ballard
120 South Morrison Avenue
San Jose, CA


RSVP Now!

The Growing List of Notable Co-hosts

Organizations listed for identification only

  • Hon. Paul Fong (State Assemblymember)
  • Cindy Chavez (Executive Director of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council; former Vice-Mayor of San Jose)
  • Hon. Ash Kalra (San Jose City Council)
  • Shiloh Ballard (VP of Housing & Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group)
  • Hon. Evan Lowe (Campbell City Council)
  • Hon. Michael Chang (former Mayor of Cupertino)
  • Hon. Dolly Sandoval (former Mayor of Cupertino)
  • Rosa DeLeon (Lead Organizer, Californians for Justice San Jose Office)
  • Leila McCabe (Organizer of the San Jose State Living Wage Campaign)
  • Brian Murphy (President, De Anza College)
  • Karen Chow (De Anza College Academic Senate President)
  • Scott* and Diane Myers-Lipton (Sequoia Center, *Professor of Sociology, San Jose State University)

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Re-Election Campaign South Bay Kick-off, July 6th

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The Growing List of Notable Co-hosts

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  • Hon. Paul Fong (State Assemblymember)
  • Cindy Chavez (Executive Director of the South Bay AFL-CIO Labor Council; former Vice-Mayor of San Jose)
  • Hon. Ash Kalra (San Jose City Council)
  • Shiloh Ballard (VP of Housing & Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group)
  • Hon. Evan Low (Campbell City Council)
  • Hon. Michael Chang (former Mayor of Cupertino)
  • Hon. Dolly Sandoval (former Mayor of Cupertino)
  • Rosa DeLeon (Lead Organizer, Californians for Justice San Jose Office)
  • Leila McCabe (Organizer of the San Jose State Living Wage Campaign)
  • Brian Murphy (President, De Anza College)
  • Karen Chow (De Anza College Academic Senate President)
  • Scott* and Diane Myers-Lipton (Sequoia Center, *Professor of Sociology, San Jose State University)

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And many, many friends…

  • Claudia Andrade
  • Elysa Barragan
  • Aaron Brengard
  • Jon Chaney
  • Allysa Cisneros
  • Allisyn Deaton-Brengard
  • Chris Killingsworth
  • Darcie Kiyan
  • Jack Lin
  • Elisa Molson Hickey
  • Kevin O’Connell
  • Colleen Paris
  • Jackie Reza
  • Ross Rushton
  • Allison Smith
  • Bob Stockwell
  • Rowena Tomaneng
  • Zhen Voung

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