You're invited, this Sunday to the Campaign Headquarters Grand Opening Celebration for
NANCY SKINNER FOR ASSEMBLY
Meet Nancy, enjoy food and friends, and find out how to get involved.
Loni Hancock's endorsement at 3:45pm
RSVP to: (510) 528-8343
Nancy Skinner is a nationally known environmental leader, a long time community activist and an East Bay elected official with an impressive record of service and accomplishment. Currently elected to the Board of East Bay Regional Parks representing Richmond, El Cerrito, San Pablo, Kensington, Emeryville, El Sobrante, Albany, Berkeley, and parts of Oakland and Pinole, Nancy also served eight years on the Berkeley City Council from 1984 to 1992.
Legacy of Environmental Achievements
Nancy was responsible for groundbreaking environmental policies such as Berkeley's energy efficiency retrofit ordinances and waterfront protections that led to the establishment of Eastshore State Park. Nancy’s introduction of Berkeley’s 1988 ban on Styrofoam, the first in the nation, sparked McDonald’s to stop using Styrofoam at all of its US outlets.
An early green economy advocate Nancy initiated ‘green jobs’ training at Berkeley’s Youth Employment Services and established the Community Energy Services Corporation providing energy services to small businesses and homes.
As Director of East Bay Regional Parks, Nancy is an advocate for open space protection and has worked to expand Park District programs to schools and residents in West Contra Costa County.
Commitment to Public Education and Our Schools
Nancy is a fighter who will not let our schools be the scapegoat for the Governor's budget cuts. Nancy has a Master's degree in education from Cal Berkeley, helped pass Berkeley's school funding measures, and both as a parent and as a community leader has been active in public schools throughout her career. Nancy’s longstanding involvement in higher education includes eight years as Executive Director of the Graduate Assembly, UC Berkeley’s independent graduate student government. Nancy holds both a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Education from UC Berkeley.
National Leader in the Fight Against Global Warming
Well before many of us knew what global warming was, Nancy launched Cities for Climate Protection the US movement of Mayors and cities working to stop global warming and led a group of local officials to the convention that established the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. Most recently, Nancy worked with Fortune 500 companies, clean tech industries and state and national leaders to pass groundbreaking legislation including AB 32, California's historic Global Warming Solutions Act.
Community Activist and Champion for Women’s Rights
Nancy was a leader in UC’s Anti-Apartheid campaign and an activist for affordable housing and renter protections. She’s also been a precinct or GOTV organizer for BCA and United Democratic Campaigns for over 20 years. A former union member and founder of a union whose husband is a 23 year member of SEIU, Nancy is an effective advocate on behalf of labor and working families. Long a champion of women's issues, Nancy is a member of the California State Democratic Party Women’s Caucus, the National Organization of Women (NOW), and on the executive board of the local National Women’s Political Caucus.
Nancy Skinner is honored to be endorsed by current Assemblymember Loni Hancock and former Assemblymember Dion Aroner, and Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. She is also supported by Alameda County School Superintendent Sheila Jordan and a host of elected officials throughout the District.
Official Website: http://nancyskinnerforassembly.com/
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