SBPA April Newsletter
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General Members Meeting

Saturday April 28th, 3 – 5 PM 
Laborers Local 270 Hall
509 Emory, San Jose, off of Coleman Ave.

Join us at our second SBPA Quarterly Members Meeting, held on April 28th, where our members will hear from the campaigns of our endorsed candidates, participate in strategy sessions on SBPA priorities, and see reports from our Action Teams. Please plan on joining us. If you are not a member yet, you may activate your SBPA membership at the meeting.

People-Focused Politics
If you are not a member yet, Join us now!

SBPA Endorses SB-1362 on Charter Schools!

"SB 1362, authored by Senator Jim Beall, requires the Legislative Analyst Office to submit a report to the Legislature on the impact that large Charter schools have on special education services for California’s students. The bill also requires that charter schools demonstrate, in their petition, how they will achieve a balance of pupils receiving special education services that is reflective of the general population residing within that specific school district. SB-1362 promotes local control, and permits the authorizers to deny a charter school petition based on the negative fiscal impact the proposed school would have on neighborhood public schools if the district has consistently declined in enrollment or has already approved similar charter school programs to the petition that are not at capacity." (from SB-1352 fact sheet)

Phone Banking For Gayle McLaughlin!
Every Sunday at 2:30 - 5 pm
1376 N. Fourth Street, Suite 101, San José
, CA 95112 

SBPA is cohosting phone banking events every Sunday for Gayle McLaughlin and we hope you can join us to spread the word about Gayle's vision and her people-focused platform! We are looking for Phone banking hosts to get trained on an automatic dialer program and be able to welcome volunteers and host these phone banking sesions.
Please volunteer and let's get the very first Corporate-Free candidate we ever endorsed into office this November. RSVP

Join SBPA at our Working Meetings
  • Elections 2018 Action Team -  Every second Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm - 1376 N. 4th Street, San Jose. Join the meeting 
  • Electoral Reform Action Team - Every second Thursday of the month, 6-7 pm - 1376 N. 4th Street, San Jose. Join the meeting
  • Education Action Team - Every first Monday of the month, 6:3--7:30 pm - 1376 N. 4th Street, San Jose. Join the meeting
  • Climate Action Team - Every first Wednesday of the month, 12 noon teleconference. Join the meeting 
  • Membership Committee - Every second Tuesday of the month, 6:30-7:30 pm - 1376 N. Fourth Street, San Jose. Join the meeting
  • Communication Committee - Every second and fourth Monday of the month, 12 noon teleconference Join the meeting 
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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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