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For over 30 years John George worked tirelessly to improve the plight of people of all races and cultures, seeking peace and justice from West Oakland to South Africa.

Club Goals:

  • 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 historically disenfranchised.
  • 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.

 
 

 

John George Democratic Club (jgdc@igc.org)* P.O. Box 18802* Oakland, CA * US * 94619