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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