SBPA Get Out The Vote
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Many of you have already received your mailing ballots and may have even voted already! We want to remind you that all the progressive and people-focused policies we need can only be made possible in the hands of corporate-free candidates, not beholden to lobbyists, corporate interests and billionaires!  Every $100,000 "personal' donation check come with a demand for corporate handouts, developer's 'deals' or lobbyist's favors! We want NONE of that!
SBPA members are building a corporate-free South Bay, one clean candidate at a time so please vote, advocate, and donate to our three endorsed candidates and do everything you can to get these corporate-free candidates into office during this last week before the June 5th election, join us now! 

Gayle McLaughlin for CA Lt. Governor
Shay Franco-Clausen for SJ Cit Council D9
Omar Vasquez for SJ Cit Council  D7
People-Focused Politics
Please vote only for corporate-free candidates (even those not endorsed by SBPA) the change we need is achieved by ending the legalized bribery of our elected public servants. 

Phone Bank
For Gayle McLaughlin!

Thursday, May 31st, 5-8 pm 

Let's get rolling on GOTV and call voters to share Gayle's great platform with them during this week's online phone banking, so join in! RSVP here and you will be sent instructions to join a fun training call or go directly to the Our Revolution Dialer! There are more phone banking events set up for next week, find them HERE.

LIKE Gayle on the Sacramento Bee FaceBook Page!
Let's make it clear we want GAYLE!

Let the Sacramento Bee FaceBook poll show that Californians are tired of corporatist candidates and politicians who put their own careers and $millions ahead of voters needs! We are ahead now but let's blow out this poll!

Walk with
Shay Franco-Clausen

Join Shay Franco-Clausen to walk District 9 and meet and talk with voters, sign up here

"This is my home, I have been dedicated to serving and being a  voice for the voiceless, and I will advocate even stronger as the next city council woman for District 9 and San José."

Watch the video; 
Shay Franco-Clausen
San José City Council District 9

Walk with
Omar Vasquez

Join Omar Vasquez, to canvass in San José District 7 and talk to voters about Omar's corporate-free platform, sign up here

"My love for San José makes me want to do my part and it is what motivated me to represent District 7 on the City Council. I am dedicated to bringing the voices of the people in District 7 to City Hall."

Climate Change & Ecological Devastation-
Need for Moral Revival

Saturday, June 9, 2-4 pm
San José Peace and Justice Center, 48 South 7th St, San José


Come learn what locat activists can do to effect meaningful change about our Climate crisis, here in our region, and how those efforts tie into national and global campaigns to slow and reverse climate change. This program is a part of the Poor People's Campaign: (A National Call for Moral Revival
Sponsored by SBPA Allied Organization 350 Silicon Valley
and Co-sponsored by Northern California Mothers Out FrontGreen Party of Santa Clara County CA and San Jose Peace and Justice Center

Saturday, June 9, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Rose Garden Library Community Room, 1580 Naglee Ave, San José

Join this timely Water Justice Forum sponsored by the Peoples Tribune and Tribuno del Pueblo; co-sponsored by SBPA Coalition Partners, the Low-Income Self-Help Center and the Santa Clara County Green Party.
Clean water is an essential human right and an ecological necessity, yet it is threatened by the callous disregard for our health by the oil extraction industry and agribusiness, as well as privatization. Join this critical Water Justice Forum to hear a conversation with features guests:
 Sal Sandoval, MD, MPH, of Merced, a long time health provider and advocate for the poor, the homeless, farm workers, and the protection of the environment. 

Mary and Andy Hsia-Coron - Andy & Mary Hsia-Coron of Aromas, leaders of the successful 2014 Measure J campaign to ban fracking and high intensity petroleum extraction in San Benito County, and also Measure Z to ban fracking in Monterey County. 
Sponsored by  Refreshments served, Free event but donations gratefully accepted.

Taking Over Local Government
A workshop by the Incorruptables 

Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 3-5 PM at the Joyce Ellington Library
491 Empire Street, San José

You are invited to an SBPA participatory workshop by The Incorruptibles!
How can we take back our government, step by step?  How can we fill local city council and school board elected positions with incorruptible politicians?  How can we elect policy boards that reflect the ethnic and gender composition of our local population?  How can we get truly progressive majorities elected to legislative bodies, like the Richmond Progressive Alliance?  What are the five key areas needed to build a strong grassroots movement to take over a city or any policy board?    
The Incorruptibles is a nation-wide organization working to “fill all levels of government with unwavering politicians who fight for economic, racial, social, and environmental justice”. National workshop leader Anna Callahan was also a leader in passing the victorious Berkeley campaign finance ordinance. This free workshop will enable local activists to make move towards the SBPA values of democracy, equity, cooperation, compassion, and sustainability.  
“The training The Incorruptibles provides is invaluable. As a sitting progressive mayor, I believe The Incorruptibles’ training will change the nature of politics in my city for the better. I encourage every progressive elected official to learn this effective new model.”  — Heidi Harmon, mayor of San Luis Obispo

Join SBPA at our Working Meetings
Our committees and Action Teams meet on the monthly or bi-monthly bases. Joining one of these meetings is the best way to learn what our teams and committees do and how YOU can participate. Check out our FB events or our website's EVENTS page.


OUR MISSION: The South Bay Progressive Alliance is an independent, politically unaffiliated organization with a mission to unite diverse individuals, communities, and organizations into an inclusive coalition that fights to elect local corporate-free candidates, enact progressive policies, and build institutions and a society based on democracy, equity, cooperation, compassion and sustainability. 


● Keeping local government accountable and free of corporate influence, while nurturing democracy and civic participation
● Supporting quality, affordable housing and renters rights
● Promoting well-paying, sustainable jobs
● Mobilizing for criminal justice and immigrant rights
● Holding corporations responsible for worker safety, environmental health, and investing their fair share of taxes
● Promoting quality, equitable healthcare for all
● Protecting full social services essential to our communities
● Supporting high-quality education and public schools
● Supporting gender, racial and LGBTQ+ equity
● Defending public assets for community benefit
● Promoting environmentally sound policies: clean air and water, public transportation and public utilities, and expanding commons open spaces
● Closing the income gap through worker cooperatives, organizing unions, public banks, and living wages.
● Promoting the values of a peace economy that embodies cooperation, compassion, sustainability and mutual respect.
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