- Promote and perpetuate the ideals espoused by John George
- Build an ongoing electoral vehicle for both progressive candidates and issues in the East Bay.
- Work within the Democratic Party to influence its policy regarding the concerns and rights of those who have been
- Provide a forum to stimulate interest in governmental affairs and other issues of interest to the membership.
In 1978, John George was the first African American elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. He served
for over 10 years as the voice of conscience on the Board, emerging as the leading proponent of the health care, welfare,
and workers' rights of all County citizens. He was an early activist in the struggle for civil rights and affirmative
action. He was also a long-time leader in the local Anti-Apartheid movement.
In his memory and in an effort to keep his voice and vision alive in the Democratic Party, the John George Democratic
Club (JGDC) was founded in October, 1989.