Phoebe Sorgen's 2012 write-in candidacy has thus far received organizational endorsements from Berkeley Citizen's Action and the Berkeley Green Party. Most of her 2008 District 6 candidacy endorsers will endorse in 2012. Click here to view Phoebe's 2008 campaign endorsements.
This is a partial list of endorsers. There were many more, for which we are grateful.
We urge you to write in Phoebe Sorgen!
Berkeley Citizens Action Berkeley Green Party Berkeley Daily Planet Pepper Spray Times BERKELEY OFFICIALS [*former] City Councilmember Kriss Worthington City Councilmember Max Anderson [*former Berkeley mayor Gus Newport] Commissioners: Alecia Nelson [*Ann Fagan Ginger, Esq.] Asa Dodsworth Dave Blake Diana Bohn Edith Hallberg George Lippman Igor Tregub Jesse Townley John Henry Judy Shelton Katherine Harr Kim Nemirow Michael Sherman [*Nancy Carleton] Patrick Sheahan Wendy Kenin COMMUNITY LEADERS: *3 term U.S. Senator Mike Gravel Abbot Foote Andy Jamieson Rev. Barbara Hamilton-Holway Becky O'Malley Rev. Ben Meyers Rev. Bill Hamilton-Holway Boona Cheema Carol Amour Carol Denney Carol S. Wolman, MD. Carolyn Scarr Christina Trucillo Cynthia Johnson Darien De Lu Don Goldmacher Edie Hartshorne Eleanor Walden Gael Alcock Gail Penso Hali Hammer Holly Harwood Ilse Hadda Jacquelyn McCormick Jeff Kaplan Jeff Ritterman Joey Shemuel Joyce Kawahata, Esq. Kaylia Bravo Maryanne Robinson Meaveen O’Connor Michael Parenti Nicholas Galloro Nick Thabit Nicole Milner Patricia E. Wall, Esq. Rafael Jesús González Richard Tamm Roya Sakhai, Ph.D. Sharon Maldonado Vivien Feyer Walter Riley, Esq. DISTRICT SIX VOTERS: Adelle Lemon Annalee Rejhon, Ph.D. Bari Nelson Cynthia Larson Clare Ullman Dina Angel-Wing Ingrid Kepler May Laura X Laverda O. Allen Leah Mazel Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. Linda Franklin Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D. Matt Cantor Maureen Daggett Michael Sorgen, Esq. Nancy Feinberg Nancy Lemon, Esq. Patricia Lutke Paul Gee Richard Hiersch Rozalina Gutman Sally Francis, Ph.D. Virginia Hollins-Davidson, Esq. & many more
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Phoebe will hold government accountable and will help ensure that our taxes are not wasted!
Phoebe Sorgen's 6 point plan based on hearing District 6 concerns:
A homeowner and mother, Phoebe cares for Berkeley and District 6 residents as family.
Phoebe is not anti-development, but is pro-preservation. In the many cases where it is more economical and more ecological to preserve rather than to demolish and rebuild, Phoebe will stand up to the City Council members who are in developers' pockets.
Getting right to the point, here is useful, practical info towards safety:
For crime prevention: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/Police/Home/Neighborhood_Watch.aspx
Is your block organized yet for "The Big One?" It's coming, so dive into community preparation with relish!
It's fun getting to know your neighbors better, and important to help each other. Phoebe Sorgen's suggestions:
Take the first four (of five) critical steps first: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=45208
Then, get the ball rolling on block organizing (the 5th critical step) at a potluck, tea, or picnic. Make and distribute flyers door to door to let neighbors on your block, and perhaps an adjoining block, know about it. Include pamphlets for the 5 critical steps: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/uploadedFiles/Fire/5EQSTEPS2009.pdf
Have attendees make name tags and write their names/contact info on a roster as they arrive. Arrange in advance for someone from the City's Office of Emergency Services to speak. The OES may, instead, connect you with an excellent volunteer speaker. Right after the presentation, while people are freshly motivated, ask for five volunteers:
1. block captain/coordinator, and team leaders for
3. fire suppression
4. light search & rescue
5. first aid
(Double each of those positions if/when there is adequate people power, and fill out the teams.)
Before everyone leaves, decide on the date/location of the next meeting, and inform people if there are openings in upcoming classes. At this first meeting, the communications team leader may already begin getting info re who at which addresses is especially vulnerable, etc.
At your second meeting, decide on dues for purchasing first aid supplies/equipment--perhaps $25 per year per household (with option to donate labor, instead, if dues are difficult for some.) Decide on an emergency meeting place nearby in a relatively open space, preferably without electrical wires overhead.
The City may provide a valuable cache for your neighborhood group if enough people adequately prepare, train, and commit to maintaining and securing the equipment. This is a good incentive for taking the free training.
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Training Overview:
Free CERT classes:
They fill up fast, so keep checking back or get on the email notification list at above link.
Suggested goal--have your block organized enough by April to participate in the citywide exercise:
Another excellent resource organized by the wonderful People of Berkeley:
Berkeley Disaster Prep Neighborhood Network ("the Network")
Fine people, and the food at the potluck meetings is generally delicious, too!