Come to this open public event on Saturday, August 27 for anyone to hear and ask questions of candidates for local races that the El Cerrito Democratic Club takes a position on, like the race for two seats on the West Contra Costa USD Board and the race for the Area 1 seat on the Contra Costa County Board of Education.
10am – 3pm
Saturday, August 27
El Cerrito High School Cafeteria (fully accessible, great location, lots of free, on-street parking)
Tentative schedule of candidate forums for races (come at least 10 minutes early):
AC Transit At-Large, 11:00 – 11:20
BART Districts 3 and 7, 11:20 – 12:20
Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 12:20 – 1:05
West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education, 1:05 – 2:05
Kensington Police Protection & Community Services, 2:05 – 2:50
El Cerrito City Council, 2:50 – 3:30
Here is the full El Cerrito Democratic Club posting on the event: AUGUST 27 ENDORSEMENT MEETING: SCHEDULE AND DETAILS.
Fostering Openness in Elections
The El Cerrito Democratic Club is a membership organization open only to registered Democrats that only endorses registered Democrats, but they have set up their endorsement process to be beneficial to a wider audience as part of their commitment to openness and an informed electorate.
- Non-members of all political stripes are welcome and have full participation rights to listen and write up questions for candidates. They just can’t vote on the endorsements.
- Candidates who can’t be endorsed because they aren’t registered as Democrats can still speak as part of the forum.
- The space itself is large enough so that, if you’re a little shy, you don’t have to feel like you’ll stand out by attending.
Here are the candidate statements from the ECDC site for the two races I cover in this blog: