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The Auburn Area Democratic Club has invited California Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks to speak with us in a virtual conversation on Sunday October 4th from 4 to 5 pm. Purchase your tickets soon as this virtual meeting is limited. $25 tickets per household. You’ll be sent a Zoom link to participate in the conversation once you order your ticket.
As some of you may know, Buffy was born and raised right here in the foothills, Foresthill to be exact. She graduated from Placer High School in 1995 and received a BA in political science in 1999 from the University of Washington.
Buffy Wicks was elected to the State Assembly in 2018, representing the cities of Emeryville, Richmond and parts of Oakland. Prior to being elected, she was a political strategist who is credited as one of the architects of Obama’s grassroots model. She also served on Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and was Deputy Director at the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Recently she was made headlines, albeit not through any fault of her own. After giving birth to her third child a few weeks prior, she was ordered to cast her vote in person for a bill she was passionate about. Unfortunately the stated rule in the Assembly is that no vote can be done electronically, even in these times of COVID. But Wicks did make the trip and brought her baby with her! Let’s hope she and others can change this draconian and outdated rule.
Buffy will be joined by our local candidates running for office for the first time – Rachel Radell-Harris (Auburn City Council), Jamie Ross and Sarah Brichler, both running for Auburn Union School District. Rachel, Jamie and Sarah plan to follow in Buffy’s footprints to serve their community via public office. To donate to Buffy’s 2020 campaign, go to https://buffywicks.com/donate/ All of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to our local candidates, so order your ticket today!!!