State Rep. Rob Bonta is calling for all Democrats living in the 18th Assembly District (Alameda, San Leandro and most of Oakland)—to support the Unity Slate of delegates for the California Democratic Party.
The election is on Sunday, January 27th from Noon-2:45 p.m. at the College of Alameda in Building F.
For this election, you must vote in person during the designated window of time.
Every two years, California voters have the chance to choose who will be representing them within the California Democratic Party. At these elections, called Assembly District Election Meetings or ADEMS, Democrats in each Assembly District select seven women and seven men who will help determine the direction of the party including setting the Democratic Party platform, making endorsements for candidates and propositions, and selecting a new Party Chair.
In Assembly District 18, including most of Oakland and all of Alameda and San Leandro, a diverse group of progressive activists, labor leaders, and elected officials have joined together to form the Progressive- Labor Unity Slate.
The Unity slate is made up of Sean Dugar (Executive Board); Oakland city councilmembers Nikki Fortunato Bas and Sheng Thao; Alameda School Board Member Gray Harris; Sugar Sweetened Beverage Advisory Board Member Kim Carter Martinez; Alameda City Councilmember Malia Vella, Mari Perez-Ruiz of the Alameda Renters’ Coalition; Jeff DelBono, president of Local 689 of the International Association of Firefighters; Tonya D. Love (TDL), Dwayne C. Ealy, Jeremy Wolff, Gary Jimenez, Yonatan Landau and John Knox White.
While their backgrounds vary, slate members are linked by a commitment to justice, inclusion, equity, and opportunity. They are prepared to put in the work necessary to protect East Bay values and push the Democratic Party to stay strong, vibrant, and relevant.
In addition to progressive ideals, the slate has a history of progressive accomplishments at the grassroots and governmental level. Slate members have led the charge in increasing the minimum wage, protecting renters, combatting homelessness, and promoting public education.
“These leaders are true progressive champions and warriors for hard-working families. They are effective and will work together to achieve great things for the East Bay,” Bonta said.
Recent accomplishments include opening the Richmond- SF Ferry, creating the California Democratic Party Renters Caucus, and winning the decisive victories necessary to establish progressive majorities on the Oakland and Alameda City Councils. Their background in getting results have earned the Progressive-Labor Unity Slate the endorsement of Assemblymember Rob Bonta, SEIU Local 1021, and the Alameda Labor Council.
On top of electing 14 representatives to the California Democratic Party’s Central Committee, we will be selecting one E-Board member who is responsible for representing the community at semi-annual E-Board meetings.
The Progressive-Labor Unity Slate candidate for E-Board is Sean Dugar. The former Western Regional Director of the NAACP and Co-Founder of the California Young Democrats Black Caucus, Sean has been serving on the E-Board for the last two years. As an E-Board representative, Sean has fought against displacement and gentrification, advocated for healthcare as a human right, and built coalitions to implement lasting change.