2019 Meetings and Events

2019 Huddle Meetings


December 12, 2019


Holiday Social and Postcard Party

Members gathered for food and fun. We wrote postcards to voters and encouraging words for women in shelters.


Huddle member Sarah Johal told us how family-focused policies can improve our economy and work places for working moms.

Audio recording and slides

November 14, 2019
October 10, 2019

Helen Ayala, manager of the Ruby's Place shelter for women and children discussed:

Serving Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Audio and Slide Presentation

September 12, 2019

Casey Farmer, Executive Director of Alameda Complete Count Committee discussed:

 What's at Stake with Census 2020

Audio and Slide Presentation

August 8, 2019

Huddle Member Meghan Smith led a presentation and discussion of The Language of Gender Identity.

Presentation Summary

Audio Recording

Slide Presentation

July 11, 2019

Tiffany Gipson and Tim Bergquist,  Alameda County DA Office, spoke about Human Exploitation And Trafficking unit, HEATwatch.org.

June 14, 2019


Cheri Greven of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte spoke about PP and abortion funds.

Audio recording

May 9, 2019

Pat Gordon of the Ohlone Audubon Society spoke about preserving Tesla Park.

April 11, 2019


Lisa Chang, of 350.org, answered our questions about the Green New Deal. 

March 14, 2019
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Claudia McDonagh, of Citizen's Climate Lobby, spoke to us about HR 763, Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. 

January 10, 2019
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A slate of candidates from the East Bay Democratic Unity Alliance spoke to us about running for the CA Democratic Party delegation for Assembly district 20.

Recent Special Events

Phone Banking Training

November 16, 2019

Susanna Chau, of East Bay Activist Alliance, joined Carla to train 15 Huddle members on setting up to call and how to talk to voters. 

Everyone arrived apprehensive and left with confidence and enthusiasm to continue phone banking on a regular basis.

Mueller Report Book Club
Debate Watch Parties

Featuring pot luck dinner and debate bingo

Annual Events


Annual Retreat

February 2, 2019

10:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Lunch Served

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Twenty-five Huddlers gathered for the 2019 Annual Huddle Retreat where we:

  • Welcomed new members and celebrated veterans

  • Strengthened friendships and commitment to the group

  • Set goals and intentions for 2019

We split into three groups to discuss 2019 priorities and plans for each of the three committees:

  • Women's Justice

  • Environmental Justice

  • Steering Committee

We concluded the retreat with a Values word-cloud activity:

  • We listed the values we hold for the group.

  • Each person voted for six favorites.

  • Jillian arranged them into a graphic in the shape of a pussy hat.

  • Values with the most votes are largest.

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We invite you to join us and make change a reality