How to save the world with local politics RSVP
Buffy Wicks and Nancy Skinner in conversation with Markos Moulitsas Zúniga
wednesday, November 13, 6-7:30 pm, Berkeley city college auditorium
Join SBN! and North Berkeley Now! at "How to Save the World through Local Politics" in the Berkeley City College Auditorium on October 9th 6:00-7:30. Housing, climate and safe streets experts will tell us what needs to happen if Berkeley is to do its part to resolve the climate and housing crises and make our streets safe for all. Then, Daily Kos founder and SBN! member Markos Moulitsas Zuniga will moderate a conversation between Senator Skinner and Assemblywoman Wicks on building the political leadership necessary to get us there.
As members of the South Berkeley community, we have a vision of south Berkeley and its rich historical legacy that includes long-term residents and new neighbors. We are committed to a thriving, inclusive, equitable, and racially diverse community. Advocating immediate public and private economic investment in South Berkeley, we
1) Support higher-density housing development—for all income levels—along our transit corridors,
2) Call for the City of Berkeley to focus economic development efforts on strengthening locally-owned businesses, especially along the Shattuck/Adeline corridor and in the Lorin District—including a thriving Berkeley Flea Market,
3) Insist that the City develop well-funded programs to provide assistance to South Berkeley residents in danger of displacement, and
4) Advocate safe and beautiful streets that connect our community for pedestrians, cyclists, seniors, children, and transit-dependent residents.
South Berkeley has waited for economic and social justice since the 1960s.
We call for sustained action NOW!