Election Section

Press Release: Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi to Host Green Party Endorsement Celebration at New Campaign Headquarters

Friday September 21, 2012 - 11:45:00 AM

Berkeley Mayoral candidate and Green Party member Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi will host a Green Party endorsement celebration and meet-and-greet on Friday, September 21, 2012 at his new campaign's headquarters located at 1551 University Avenue.

The event will be held on Friday evening, between the hours of 5PM to 9PM, and invited guests and speakers include City Councilmember Kriss Worthington, Rent Commissioner Asa Dodsworth, Adolfo Cabral, Michelle Hamilton and other progressive candidates, community leaders and educators.  

“I am excited about the new campaign headquarters because it allows all of the progressive candidates to come together and hold community meetings” said Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi. “This is a place that is super accessible to Berkeley citizens and will allow everyday people to come and become part of the political process.”

The community campaign headquarters has events scheduled throughout the months ahead, and food and refreshments for tomorrow evening’s event will be provided by several local vendors, and with live performances and DJs spinning music from all corners of the world.

About Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi is a long-time Berkeley resident, UC Berkeley alumnus, social activist, teacher, artist and a member of the Alameda County Green Party, who believes that Berkeley needs a new generation of leadership with a vision of change and progress.

Jacobs-Fantauzzi strongly believes that the city of Berkeley needs an innovative and genuine leader that is in touch with all citizens, unlike previous mayors have catered only to specific communities, which Jacobs-Fantauzzi believes has resulted in a city divided with stark inequalities in housing, education, safety, and opportunities.

His mission as mayor will be to bring together all segments of the community and to unify different neighborhoods to work together to reclaim the ideals of our city. Jacobs-Fantauzzi is also committed to eliminating the equity gaps in housing, academic achievement, health, safety and technology.

Kahlil Jacobs-Fantauzzi believes that the focus of healthy environments and green practices needs to be inclusive, rather than just in certain neighborhoods. Affordable housing and transportation continue to be a problem for many Berkeley residents, and we need to look for ways to support both owners and renters in making safe housing affordable and to improve transportation to all parts of our city.