Have questions? Don’t know enough about the issues? Here are some links to a few guides to help you on your way.
Courage Campaign has great explanations of the Propositions 30 through 40. http://courage.3cdn.net/dc70549415e8bf39a2_6cm6bhvzs.pdf
The Green Party guide has good information about the local candidates, their interests and their voting records whether or not you choose to vote in their corner, you will at least have more information about each candidate. http://acgreens.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/greenvoterguidenov2012.pdf
Sierra Club has an amazingly easy to use voter guide. http://content.sierraclub.org/voterguide/#.UIsEvrR8nYg
The League of Women Voters Alameda County Voter Information, and has statements submitted by the candidates. This can be quite helpful for the less known offices. http://www.smartvoter.org/
Welcome to the John George Democratic Club web site. We are based in Oakland/Berkeley, California. Our goal is to bring the progressive spirit to the Democratic Party. Learn about the club on this site, and join us! (FPPC# 1300471). Interestingly, these endorsements contradict some of the Green Voters guide endorsements. http://www.jgdc.org/
Here is a opinion of the candidates from Gondwanaland http://gondwanaland.com/mlog/2012/08/28/oakland-candidate-insults/
I read the websites of candidates for Oakland City Council District 1 (North Oakland), City Council At-Large, and City Attorney. With only a few exceptions, each can be compressed with no loss of information to I â™¥ Oakland. Crime sucks. That does capture the sentiments expressed on t-shirts worn by hipsters and voiced by people who attend neighborhood meetings. But why bother running for office without additional substance? I’m insulted by the vacuity of most of the candidates.
Among the sorry lot, there’s a clear winner for each office. Vote for Len Raphael (District 1), Rebecca Kaplan (At-Large), and Barbara Parker (Attorney). Below I rank and make fun of the candidates for each of the offices.