The Asian Pacific American Democrat Caucus of Alameda County will be holding
TWO endorsement meetings for the November 4, 2014 General Election candidates on:
South County on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 2:00-4:00PM at ICN TV, 8371 Central Avenue, Newark
North County on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 1:00-4:00PM at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., 2nd floor conference room, Alameda
Due to time limitations and the numbers of candidates and contested seats, it will not be possible for us to conduct in-person interviews for all of the responding candidates. We will be reviewing and voting on each and every questionnaire submitted. The questionnaires will be posted here on our website for members’ review prior to the endorsement meetings.
Democratic candidates have been invited to submit questionnaires from the follow races. You may click on a name to see their completed questionnaire.
Saturday, September 13 – Newark – 2:00–4:00PM at ICN TV, 8371 Central Avenue
Congressional District 15*
State Senate District 10*
Assembly District 16*
Assembly District 25*
Pleasanton, City Council
Saturday, September 20, 2014 – Alameda – 1:00-4:00PM at Alameda Hospital, 2070 Clinton Ave., second floor conference room
Berkeley, Rent Board Members 5*
Oakland, City Council
Annie Campbell Washington
* Races that will be reviewed on paper only, candidates will not be interviewed. A recommendation will be provided by the endorsement committee at the of the interviews each day.
We will also be considering Measure BB.
Section 2. All endorsements must get 60% of votes of the eligible members present and voting on the office or issue in question provided that the membership was notified that endorsements would be entertained in its notice of the meeting, and at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. Dual endorsements or ranked endorsements shall be permitted. Additionally, all ballots shall contain spaces for eligible members to vote for “No Endorsement” or to “Abstain” and such votes shall be considered for the purposes of determining the required 60% threshold for endorsement.
Section 4. Voting rights: Only those members in good standing shall be eligible to vote, to hold office, or to be named as delegates to other bodies. “Good standing” is defined as: 1) member who has renewed membership by January of the current year; 2) member in good standing the prior year who did not renew membership by January of the current year, shall be in good standing if membership is renewed at anytime on or before a meeting where they intend to vote or before appointment as delegate to other bodies; 3) a lapsed member who was not in good standing the prior year, shall be deemed a member in good standing by paying a reinstatement fee as determined by the board and membership fee at least three (3) months prior to a meeting where they intend to vote or appointment as delegate to other bodies, and 4) a new member shall be deemed a member in good standing if membership is attained at least three (3) months prior to a meeting where they intend to vote or appointment as delegate to other bodies.
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