1 million member national grassroots group joins Bernie Sanders and other major progressive, environmental, and labor leaders in backing councilman’s bid
September 22, 2016
(Berkeley, CA) – Today, Councilmember Jesse Arreguin announced that his campaign for Berkeley Mayor has been endorsed by Democracy for America (DFA), the member-driven, people-powered political action committee founded by former presidential candidate and DNC chair Gov. Howard Dean.
DFA has more than 269,000 members in California and one million members nationwide committed to electing progressives up-and-down the ballot and battling income inequality, structural racism, and money’s outsized role in our politics.
“Democracy for America supports candidates who have a history of making real progressive change happen. And that’s why we are endorsing Jesse Arreguin for Berkeley Mayor,” said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. “On the City Council, Jesse has been a tireless and effective leader who has helped deliver more affordable housing and raised the minimum wage. He is the only candidate for Berkeley Mayor who is committed to carrying on Berkeley’s progressive traditions. We know he will make Berkeley work for everyone.”Read more
Premiere Environmental Group Joins Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Party, and Major Labor Leaders in Supporting Councilman’s Campaign
September 21, 2016
(Berkeley, CA) – Today, Councilmember Jesse Arreguin announced that his campaign for Berkeley Mayor has been endorsed by the Sierra Club.
"Jesse Arreguin is the environmental leader Berkeley needs as its next Mayor,” said Becky Evans, Chair of the Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter. “On the City Council, Jesse has worked tirelessly and effectively to expand alternative energy, increase green building standards, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As Mayor, Jesse Arreguin will continue Berkeley's long and proud tradition of environmental leadership. The Sierra Club enthusiastically endorses him."
“I am deeply honored to have received the endorsement of the Sierra Club,” said Councilmember Jesse Arreguin. “Protecting our environment for future generations has long been one of my most passionate commitments. On the Rent Board, Planning Commission, and City Council, I have always sought to do all that I can to uphold Berkeley’s environmental legacy. As Mayor, it will be my duty to ensure a more sustainable future for everyone in our city.”Read more
Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Joins Bernie Sanders, Major Labor Leaders in Endorsing Councilman’s Campaign
September 20, 2016
(Berkeley, CA) – Today, Councilmember Jesse Arreguin announced that his campaign for Berkeley Mayor has been endorsed by the Alameda County Democratic Party.
“To be the Democratic Party’s officially endorsed candidate for Mayor is an incredible honor,” said Councilmember Jesse Arreguin. “I have been a committed Democrat for my entire adult life, and the values of the Party—economic and social justice, equal opportunity for all, and a commitment to creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable world for future generations—are values I live by and which inspire my public service. I look forward to working with leaders from the Democratic Party to elect committed Democrats up and down the ballot this November, and to making Berkeley a city that works for all of us in the years to come.”Read more