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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City stakeholders weigh in on importance of endorsements

Endorsements are supposed to point voters toward candidates who have similar ideological outlooks and policy ideas, according to campus public policy professor Dan Lindheim. In Berkeley, where the political spectrum ranges from moderate Democrat to radical liberal, public figures’ stances do not vary much on topics such as education, health and public safety.
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