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|Green Party Aimee Allison - for Oakland City Council w Matt Gonzalez|
|Date||Thursday May 04|
|Time||6:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
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Gonzalez & Leigh
2 Shaw Alley
between 1st and 2nd off Mission
Join Matt Gonzalez, Whitney Leigh, Rita Hao, Nima Nami, Enrique Pearce & Bryan Vereschagin (Gonzalez & Leigh LLP) at a fundraiser for Aimee Allison, Green Party candidate for Oakland City Council at the office from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Gonzalez & Leigh's new office is located at Two Shaw Alley, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. It is between 1st and 2nd Streets off Mission. (415) 512-2000
We hope you can make it. You can find information about Aimee on her website:
http://www.aimeealllison.org or call (510) 277-0182
Aimee Allison, a 36-year old writer, teacher, and business consultant, has lived in Oakland since 1991. She earned a Bachelors in History and a Masters in Education from Stanford University and went on teach history and social studies in a bilingual high school classroom. Aimee's public service extends back to when she served as student body president at Stanford University and was an organizer with the Black Student Union. After several years of service as a medic in the Army Reserves, Aimee’s experience caring for veterans at the under funded Palo Alto Veterans Hospital and recognition of war’s long-term impact on the lives of families led her to apply for and receive an honorable discharge as a Conscientious Objector during the Persian Gulf War. Her commitment to support veterans and to advocate for peace continues today. She is known for counseling soldiers and educating young people about alternatives to military service. A mother and an active community member, Aimee has been part of a number of efforts to improve Oakland. She founded and organized the Fall Festival in the Grand Lake neighborhood. She participated in the campaign to put inclusionary zoning on the ballot and supported the efforts of the Oak-to-Ninth coalition to demand responsible development. Most recently, Aimee was one of several young leaders who worked to convince Ron Dellums to run for mayor. In addition, Aimee has teamed up with the American Lung Association as the Family Chair of the upcoming Asthma Walk to raise money and find new treatments for asthma. Oakland has the state's highest asthma rates - and the disease impacts many Oakland children including her son. Aimee also led the effort to press the Oakland City Council to pass a resolution calling for the return of the National Guard, so that services would not be disrupted in the event of a natural disaster. Aimee Allison’s dedication to children, families, and Oakland’s future has led her to run for Oakland City Council. Aimee lives with her husband, Aaron Baluyot and son in the Grand Lake neighborhood.