2019 Annual Members Meeting: Feb. 16

  • Start: February 16, 2019 12:30 pm
  • End: February 16, 2019 3:00 pm

Join us for the South Bay Progressive Alliance’s annual meeting on February 16 at the Joyce Ellington Library Community room at 491 E. Empire Street in San Jose (between 10th and 11th St.). We will have lunch at 12:30 pm, and the meeting will go from 1:00 – 3:00.
We will be joined by the three candidates endorsed by SBPA who won in November:
  • Peter Ortiz of the Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • Brian LoBue of Oak Grove School District
  • Alison Hicks of the Sunnyvale City Council.
They will speak on their experiences being corporate-free candidates and on their progressive goals that these new roles afford them.
Also on the agenda will be elections for the coming year’s Steering Committee, a report from Nick Cortez on his visit to the border, Action Team reports, and a strategy session on our plans for the upcoming year!

As another tool to forward progressive policies, you will want to attend this gathering to sharpen and direct SBPA.

Here’s the Facebook event page:

Steering Committee Nominations
After weeks of work, the Nominating Committee is presenting the following 16 recommendations for Steering Committee:


  • Nick Cortez, Co-Coordinator
  • Rob Means, Co-Coordinator
  • Gerry Hunt, Treasurer, Finance Comm Chair
  • Peggy Elwell, Membership Comm Chair
  • Jeff Levin, Communication Comm Chair

Action Teams:

  • Richard Hobbs, Elections AcT Chair
  • Roxana Marachi, Education Reform AcT Chair
  • David Mihai, Election Reform Reform AcT Chair
  • Jake Tonkel, Public Banking AcT Chair

Allied Organizations:

  • Malinda Markowitz, California Nurses Association
  • Derek Grasty, NAACP (San Jose)
  • Sandy Perry, Affordable Housing Network
  • Brian Haberly, 350 Silicon Valley

At Large:

  • Kai (Neecha) Sandoval
  • Brenda Zendejas
  • Omar Vasquez