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 held 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. We may make an endorsement if there is a runoff election.
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 16,000 member households.
Also in June, we will be pulling together the endorsement teams for the November 2013 general elections. Many cities still hold elections in odd years. We hope to have teams for the following cities; Belmont ,Brisbane, Burlingame, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Portola Valley, Woodside,Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco and Sunnyale.
We also consider making endorsements in Special district elections if there are environmental issues and team members available.
Special Districts : CCWD Coast Water, Granada Sanitation, Montara Sanitation, HalfMoon Bay Fire, Montara Fire, Mid Pen Regional Open Space
In July, we finalize the endorsement teams, prepare the questionnaire, identify the candidates, and do local issue and candidate research.
In August, we conduct the interviews and make our endorsement recommendations to the chapter's executive committee.
In September & Octocber, we publish our newsletter, send out press releases and encourage our members to support endorsed candidates.
Last updated 5/3/2013