Michael Siegel Campaign Event in Oakland Father’s Day Weekend

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Oakland native and Texas congressional candidate Michael Siegel (left) with his father, Dan Siegel.

Mike Siegel is coming to town on June 15 for an event to build support for his congressional campaign in the Texas 10th Congressional District.

The event for Siegel, an Oakland native, is hosted by Guy and Jeanine Saperstein, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport and actor and activist Danny Glover.

Siegel’s father, Dan Siegel, is an Oakland civil rights attorney and former Oakland School Board member who ran for mayor in 2014. Siegel’s mother is also an Oakland  civil rights attorney.

From left to right: Dan Siegel and his wife Anne Weills, and their family which includes daughter-in-law Hindatu Mohammed, son Michael Siegel, and mother-in-law Aisha Mohammed.

A progressive Democrat, Siegel has spent 20 years in public service as a school teacher and civil rights lawyer. In 2018, as the Democratic nominee in TX-10, Siegel garnered national publicity when he successfully pushed Waller County to reverse vote suppression policies that threatened the voting rights of students at Prairie View A&M, an HBCU.

Other Bay Area supporters of Mike Siegel include Sen. Loni Hancock (ret.), Anne Weills, Dan Siegel, the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), Paul Kranz, Sal Rosselli, Gay Plair Cobb, Walter Riley, Marc van der Hout and Jody LeWitter.

“I am grateful for the broad base of support we have received in our campaign to flip this seat. Through the 2018 election I narrowed the Republican incumbent’s advantage from 19 percent to 4 percent, running on a progressive platform including demands for universal healthcare, just taxation, an end to the War on Drugs, and a Green New Deal. Now, the Texas 10th is a national battleground district, and I am running again to finish the job.”

The event will be held on June 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Piedmont, location provided after ticket purchase.

For more information on Mike Siegel’s campaign, go to www.siegelfortexas.org/

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