What Is It and How Can You Get Involved. The Lamorinda Democratic Club is pleased to welcome Organizing for America’s California Political Director Peggy Moore as the featured speaker at our Friday, October 16, meeting. Moore will talk about Organizing for America by explaining what the organization does, the issues around which it is organizing and helping President Obama’s agenda, and how you can get involved. The Lamorinda Democratic Club’s monthly meeting will be held on Friday, October 16, at the Orinda Community Church in Orinda. The social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the club’s business session to begin at 7:30 p.m., with Moore’s presentation to begin at 8 p.m. Organizing for America is the successor organization to Obama for America (www.barackobama.com). It is a project of the Democratic National Committee. The goal of the new organization is to build on the movement that elected President Obama by empowering communities across the country to bring about the OFA’s change agenda. Among the issues Organizing for America are health care, energy, and education.
In 2008, millions of Americans got involved in the political process — many for the first time — to fight for a new kind of politics and a better future for our country. Those voices enabled a new beginning — a chance to pursue the real world change our country needs. Organizing for America was founded based around the idea that it is time for this movement to rise again, stand with President Obama, and make these promises a reality.
Peggy Moore serves as the California Political Director for Organizing for America, the president’s Field Team and a project of the DNC. With over 25 years of public affairs and organizing experience within both the corporate and non-profit arenas, Peggy’s career is highlighted by her personal commitment to community service and empowering others to lead.
Prior to joining Organizing for America, Peggy worked to provide healthcare to the uninsured as the Northern California Field Director for Health Access, to provide support and outreach services for seniors as the Outreach Coordinator with Lavender Seniors of the East Bay, and she has organized various get-out- the-vote campaigns to promote social justice and equal rights for all communities, including her own spirited run as a candidate for District 2 City Council of Oakland.
As the founder of Sistah’s Steppin’ In Pride, Peggy has lead the production of the annual East Bay Dyke March since the summer of 2001, enhancing visibility for Oakland’s LGBT community and providing a space for cultural and artistic expression in the heart of the city. Peggy’s hands-on approach to organizing and political affairs prepared her for her role as the Deputy Field Director for Northern California during the General Election of the Obama Campaign in 2008.
As a loyal lover and unofficial ambassador for Oakland, Peggy currently serves on Barbara Lee’s Advisory Committee. She continues her commitment to changing the world right where she is.