The North Coast People’s Alliance has unanimously endorsed Cliff Berkowitz for Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, District 1. Though Berkowitz has never held public office, NCPA members were impressed by his commitment to the community; he has spent the last 25 years building community relationships, working on domestic violence awareness, finding solutions to such issues as high gas prices, feeding the hungry, and helping the community through several crises using the power of radio.
Berkowitz also impressed members with his commitment to addressing climate change while acknowledging that not all “Green Energy” projects are created the same. In reference to the recent Humboldt Wind Energy Project proposal, he stated his dedication to respecting Native American needs and rights in all land-use decisions. Affordable housing, a living minimum wage, transparency and fairness in land use decisions and county road maintenance also feature largely in his platform.
“Cliff’s resolve to address sea-level rise and climate change, and his openness to declaring a climate emergency as a way to speed this process, is right in line with NCPA’s mission,” stated Treasurer Tamara McFarland. “He is the right choice for us in this race.”
The North Coast People’s Alliance organizes for social justice, economic justice, and environmental justice, with an emphasis on empowering everyday people to get involved in local politics and civic affairs. We believe that politics means much more than just voting and that our everyday actions can be political statements. We are striving for a just and truly democratic society where everyone’s voices are heard.
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