Monday, November 30, 2009

Leading Choice for Name of the 9th Grade Campus: Fred Korematsu

Fred Korematsu is the leading choice for the new 9th grade campus in San Leandro. As noted in the Daily Review, his name was nominated by 32 of 73 persons and groups that submitted nominations:

While President Obama received four nominations, Fred Korematsu far and away received the most with 32. Korematsu was a Japanese-American who refused to go to the internment camps during World War II and was convicted of disobeying an executive order. The conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court, but in 1998 President Bill Clinton awarded Korematsu the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his fight against racism and injustice.




Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Campaign for Mayor Kick-Off Party This Thursday

My campaign for Mayor of San Leandro commences with a kick-off party this Thursday, November 12th, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Zocalo Coffeehouse located at 645 Bancroft Avenue.  

I am gratified to already have strong support for my campaign. I look forward to seeing old and new friends and supporters at the kick-off party. Five years ago I ran for school board on a promise to solve the overcrowding at the high school. I delivered on my promise. When the new 9th grade campus opens next year, the overcrowding will be eliminated. Today, I am running for mayor to create a better San Leandro.