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Happy Pride

Dear Supporters, It is wonderful to celebrate Pride with my LGBTQ community and allies. However, this year’s celebration had a cloud hanging over it. Our nation was hit with horrific homophobic violence this month in Orlando. It is a stark reminder, despite all...
2015 wrap-Up and Next steps for 2016

2015 wrap-Up and Next steps for 2016

Dear Friends, Yesterday was the shortest day of the year. Now, as the sun returns, the days will begin to get longer. As many teachings remind us, it is a time to seek peace on earth. And peace in Oakland. Let us believe in hope. When we look at the major issues we...