By Carla Thomas
Helena Straughter has been appointed to the board of the Alameda County Consumer Affairs Commission and the California Democratic Party African American Caucus Region 6 District.
A progressive Democrat, Straughter coordinates training sessions on how to run for positions as Democratic Party delegate. “My objective is building bridges and empowering communities,” she said.
She plans a 2012 candidate debate and will ask seniors and high school students what they know about their political party other than what they see on television. “Let’s stop the tube noise,” she said.
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