Michael Barnett is a Member of the CA Democratic Party Executive Board. He has served on its Platform Committee, where he wrote major upgrades to the Criminal Justice plank and the Education Plank, making both far more thoughtful and progressive. Much of the Criminal Justice plank that he wrote has been enacted into California law and appears in the Sanders/Warren platforms.
Michael is a PhD Scientist and Educator at a major national laboratory. He has been
recognized as a Fellow by two prestigious scientific organizations. Vital to his political
work is his analytic experience as a scientist.
He brings a visionary, progressive stance to issues such as: criminal justice, global
warming, income inequality, affordable housing, homelessness, immigration, diversity,
gun control, peace, pro-choice, civil/human rights, education, workers’ rights etc. He
has been a strong labor supporter throughout his life.
-- Worked with John Lewis against voter suppression.
-- California Democratic Party Resolutions Committee (past).
-- Delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Obama.
-- President of the Lamorinda Democratic Club for five years.
-- Past Co-Chair of Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center.
He began his political life working in the civil rights and the anti-Vietnam war
movements and has always continued with the modern aspects of these issues.
A lifetime of activism on justice and human rights inspires his work to this day.
California Controller Betty Yee Congressmember
Eric Swalwell Congressmember
Jerry McNerney Congressmember
Bill Foster (Illinois) California Assemblymember
Buffy Wicks Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf,
Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin,
Berkeley Democratic Club
Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club Berkeley
Tenants Union SEIU UHW (Doug Jones, Political Organizer at SEIU UHW)
Senator Bob Wieckowski
West Contra Costa Unified School District board Mister Phillips
Oakland City Council member Dan Kalb, Oakland City Council President, Rebecca Kaplan
Oakland City Council member Sheng Thao
Oakland City Council member, Loren Taylor
Berkeley City Council member Kate Harrison
Berkeley City Council member Sophie Hahn
Berkeley City Council member Lori Droste
Berkeley City Council member Rigel Robinson
Berkeley City Council member Ben Bartlett
Albany Former Mayor Marge Atkinson
El Cerrito City Council member Gabriel Quinto
El Cerrito City Council member Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto
Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
East Bay Parks Director Dee Rosario
DNC member Susie Shannon (and Vice-chair Progressive Caucus)
DNC member Michael Kapp
DNC member Andrew Lachman
CA Democratic Platform Committee Chair Howard Welinsky
CA Democratic Environmental Caucus Chair RL Miller
CA Democratic Veterans Caucus Chair Jyllian Molina
West County Wastewater District Board member Cesar Zepeda
Cal Berkeley Dems President Sarah Abdeshahian UC Student Association President Varsha Sarveshwar Rockridge Resistance
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