Speakers at Central Committee Meetings



July 18, 2024: How to Get California Back On the Clean Energy Track

Dave Rosenfeld, Executive Director of Solar Rights Alliance

Dave shares an updated report about the damaging effects of the CPUC rulings against rooftop solar and what can be done about them.



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May 16, 2024: Protecting Public Education: Your Voice Matters

Debra Strichartz, Cindy Sidaris, and Maureen Griffin

North County Citizens for Public Education

Their goal is to engage with other groups in the Bay Area to create an organized response in the battle to protect public education from the increasing efforts of right-wing groups to take over school boards, ban books, marginalize LGBTQ students, and impose their ideology on curriculum development.



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March 21, 2024: Bay Alive - Sea Level Rise

Gita Dev, Vice Chair, Sierra Club Bay Alive Sea Level Rise Campaign

Gita Dev was born, grew up, and went to college in India and Rice University in Houston Texas.  She studied architecture and has been a professional architect and principal with well-known firms. She founded her own firm and has served at all levels including the national level of  the American Institute of Architects where she was elevated to a Fellow on the Institute . 

When I first met her, she was chairing the chapter’s Sustainable Land Use Committee, which she still chairs.  She and other volunteers hosted the Environmental Stewardship Program for a number of years at the Redwood City library. She is one of the leaders of the chapter’s largest conservation campaign, called Bay Alive.  This year she was appointed overall chair of the Conservation Committees. 



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Feb. 15, 2024:  CalCare: The Time is Now!

Dr. David Leibowitz, M.D., FACP and Dr. Yusra Hussain, M.D.,

Co-Chairs of the South Bay Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP)

The new CalCare Bill, AB 2200, was just introduced February 8, 2024 in the California Legislature. Dr. Leibowitz and Dr. Hussain will explain what the passage of this landmark bill will mean for all Californians. Dr. David Leibowitz is a hematologist-oncologist, recently retired from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) and former Chair of PNHP-California. Before coming to California, David was Professor of Medicine and of Medical and Molecular Genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Yusra Hussain is board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. She is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford in the Department of General Internal Medicine and Population Health Sciences.


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Dr. Leibowitz's slides: click here

Dr. Hussain's slides: click here




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