Berkeley, CA – California Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks held her 200th houseparty in AD 15 this weekend. In addition, the Wicks for Assembly campaign knocked on more than 5,000 doors in AD 15 throughout the past week, working to get out Buffy’s message of affordable housing, healthcare for all, economic equality and family-friendly policies.
Berkeley resident Nancy Radar hosted the 200th houseparty, where Buffy heard from residents of AD 15 about a range of topics. Buffy launched the houseparty program in July of 2017.
A noted community organizer, Wicks is building on the campaign’s impressive grassroots operation that secured her overwhelming victory in June. Since Labor Day weekend, the campaign has knocked on over 25,000 doors in Assembly District 15, including 5,000 the past week.
Buffy Wicks won the primary election because of the sheer power of community organizing. More than 500 active campaign volunteers who knocked on over 35,000 doors, texted over 60,000 voters and placed thousands of phone calls in the weeks leading up to the primary Election Day,
Progressive leaders endorsing Buffy include President Barack Obama, United States Senator Kamala Harris, California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Richmond Mayor Tom Butt, El Cerrito Mayor Gabriel Quinto, Albany Mayor Peggy McQuaid, Emeryville Mayor John Bauters, Hercules Mayor Chris Kelley, and many other elected and community leaders across the district. In addition, she is endorsed by the East Bay Times and East Bay Express newspapers and the West Contra Costa County and Berkeley Democratic Clubs. Labor organizations supporting Buffy include the Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, LIUNA Laborers Local 324 and Local 304, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104, Plumbers & Steamfitters UA Local 342, Construction & General Laborers Local Union 304, Sprinkler Fitters & Apprentices Local 483, Heat & Frost Insulators, Allied Workers Local Union 16 and UFCW Local 5.
More information on Buffy’s platform and priorities can be found at www.buffywicks.com.