Black democratic socialist Jovanka Beckles runs for AC Transit Board of Directors

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In addition to being recruited to run by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192, Jovanka Beckles has been endorsed by labor unions across the East Bay, such as the National Union of Healthcare Workers and the United Teachers of Richmond.

Black democratic socialist and children’s mental health professional Jovanka Beckles is running for the AC Transit Board of Directors in Ward 1 against 20-year incumbent Joe Wallace.
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Demanding democracy

On Nov. 4, our democracy was denied because the Supreme Court ruled to allow big money, not voters, to play a defining role in our elections. That said, citizens in the East Bay restored the hope within us all that when people organize and exercise their right to vote, they can demand democracy and trump big money.
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