Loma Prieta Political Committee
Are you concerned about conservation, habitat protection, and energy policy? Do you have an interest in politics? Do you have an interest in the political process? Do you want laws that protect public involvement in the political process? Do you want laws that protect our environment? If so... Join the Loma Prieta Sierra Club Political Committee and help elect environmentally friendly candidates! We endorse and support environmental candidates for local, state, and Congressional races as well as lobbies elected officials on Sierra Club priority issues. We focus on races that of interest to our volunteers and important for the envvironment in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties.
In April, we conducted interviews, but decided not to make an endorsement in the preliminary race for the Special election to replace George Shirakawa in Santa Clara Board of Supervisors Seat 2 on June 5th 2013.
On June 2nd, we are hosting a fundraiser for the Loma Prieta Chapter to help fund our endorsement newsletter this fall. For more information see the announcement on our chapters calendar. For each election, we mail our endorsement recommendations to our ~13,000 member households. We raised almost $3,000.
In July, we trained 5 new team members and 2 new team leaders to help us with the November endorsements.
in Aug, we pulled together the endorsement teams for the November 2013 general elections. Many cities hold elections in odd years. We had teams for the following cities; Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, Portola Valley, Woodside, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco and Sunnyale. We did not have teams for Atherton.
We consider making endorsements in Special district elections if there are environmental issues and team members available. We made endorsement in the following special districts.Granada Sanitation, Montara Sanitation.
In July, we finalize the endorsement teams, prepare the questionnaire, identify the candidates, and do local issue and candidate research.
In August, we conducted the interviews and made our endorsement recommendations to the chapter's executive committee.
In September & October, we publish our newsletter, send out press releases and encourage our members to support endorsed candidates.