From Community College to Elected Office Form
Are you interested in public service or running for office someday?  AAUW Berkeley invites community college students, alumni, faculty, staff to take part in this discussion on Friday, April 23rd from 4-6pm. Hear from a panel of elected officials who will share their path from community college to running for office and serving.

This event is open to everyone! Make sure to sign-up to reserve your spot. Please feel free to skip questions that don't apply to you. Even if you can't join us, please fill out the form and we will send follow-up information.

We will send the Zoom link closer to the day of the event.    

Assemblymember Ash Kalra, Assemblymember Robert Rivas, Hayward Mayor Pro Tempore Aisha Wahab, Berkeley City Councilmember Terry Taplin, Oakland City Council President Pro Tempore Sheng Thao, Community Leader Adena Ishii, and more to come!

Ana Touriel, Arsema Tedros, Nathan Wei, and more to come!

Assemblymember Ash Kalra is the first Indian-American to serve in the California State Legislature. He has just been elected to Chair the California Legislative Progressive Caucus.

Aisha Wahab is the Hayward Mayor Pro Tempore. She is the first Afghan American woman elected to public office in the United States and is an advocate for the most vulnerable in our communities.

Terry Taplin is a Berkeley City Council Member.  He is the first African American LGBTQ poet elected and he is a climate justice leader.

Adena Ishii is the youngest, and first woman of color to become the President of the League of Women Voters of Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville.  She is currently a second year law student at Santa Clara Law School and is a community leader with a fierce commitment to voting rights and civic engagement.

Assemblymember Robert Rivas, represents the 30th Assembly District, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Having grown up with a stuttering disability and in farmworker housing, Asm. Rivas learned the challenges facing his community from his grandfather, a farm worker who stood side-by-side with Cesar Chavez.  

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