Jesse Arreguin and Gus Newport congratulate progressive candidate Kate Harrison. Photo by Christina Schwartz
At the joint endorsement meeting on Sunday, January 8, members of Berkeley Citizens Action, the Berkeley Progressive Alliance and the Berkeley Tenants Union voted overwhelmingly to endorse Kate Harrison for the District 4 City Council seat that became vacant when Jesse Arreguin was elected mayor.
A special vote by mail election is set for Tuesday March 7. Voting begins on Monday, February 6. If you live in District 4 and don’t receive a ballot in the mail by Friday, February 10, let us know, and let the City Clerk know. Ballots may be returned to the drop-off box in front of City Hall or mailed in the postage paid envelope that comes with the ballot. Ballots must be postmarked no later than March 7.
How you can help Kate:
Volunteer your time: http://electkateharrison.com/volunteer/
Kate needs volunteers to knock on doors, especially on weekends, and for phone banking. You can sign up online to help on specific days. It’s essential to contact every voter. A grassroots campaign is essential for victory.
Give whatever you can afford. You can contribute up to $250 total. We expect Kate’s opponent to have a well financed campaign and Kate needs to raise enough money to get her message out effectively to voters in District 4.
If you live in District 4, please put up a sign in your yard or window.
Add your name to the growing list of endorsers, which includes the Sierra Club, labor and progressive student groups in addition to BCA, BPA and BTU, not to mention progressive elected officials.
The event will be held at the East Bay Media Center, 1939 Addison Street, in downtown Berkeley at 2 p.m.
From a field of 6 interested citizens, two people, Kate Harrison and Ben Gould have qualified for the ballot, per the city’s website. Read their responses to our progressive questionnaire below:
Kate Harrison’s Response Ben Gould’s Response
Review the Finalized Ballot and Voting Rules, by clicking the links below:
Ballot for January Endorsement meeting Voting Rules