Friends of Curtis Byrd Fall Fundraiser

~ SAVE THE DATE ~ 

Thursday, August 28th ~ 3-5pm

Legends at Bennett Valley

3328 Yulupa Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
HOST COMMITTEE: Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, State Senator Noreen Evans & Supervisors Mike McGuire and Susan Gorin!

Join Friends of CURTIS BYRD at Legends Bennett Valley and enjoy some fabulous BBQ hors d’oeuvres, sweet tea, beer and wine from Crinella.

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The campaign continues to garner key support receiving single endorsements from SEIU 1021 and the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Come out and support the candidate for Santa Rosa Council with 10 years of public service experience serving on local boards and commissions and 20 years of community service.

WILD CALIFORNIA CRISPS & DELICIOUS HORS D’OEUVRES
EARLY SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Host: $500 * Sponsor $400 * Friend $250 * Supporter $100

Tickets: $50.00 per person in advance

RSVP to curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com

So, to make sure you stay up-to-date with what’s going on and to have the chance to discuss it with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter, here’s what you can do:

Right now, we continue to need your help to reach our fundraising goals. All donation levels $5, $10, $20 or up to $500 toward the campaign are great!   No contribution is too small! Please help us reach our goal by contributing here.

We hope you’ll follow along and stay connected!

Thanks for staying in contact!

Signature Curtis

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North Bay Labor Council Endorses Curtis Byrd

The campaign continues to march on with amazing support from all levels of the community who care so much about Santa Rosa truly being a city designed for living.

Last week the North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO made its only endorsement for the Santa Rosa City Council to the Friends of Curtis Byrd campaign. In the week prior, SEIU local 2021 also made their only endorsement for Santa Rosa City Council to Curtis Byrd.

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I am honored to receive the endorsements and support of my candidacy for Santa Rosa City Council from North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO, SEIU 2021 and United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local Union 751. 

“Making a Difference requires and upbeat attitude, commitment, and dedication to bring positive change to Santa Rosa. I will bring that commitment.”

I truly appreciate their endorsements and I am humbled by their support. I hope you will join them in supporting my campaign for Santa Rosa City Council. Other elected officials and community leaders on my endorsement list.

Right now, we continue to need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $25K. You can give at all donation levels, even giving $5, $10, or $20 toward this all important campaign is great!   Please help us reach our goal by contributing here.

Let’s continue to keep up the good work and maintain the momentum all the way to November 4, 2014.

In an attitude of gratitude!

Signature Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve Got Curtis Byrd & Mike McGuire at Sweet T’s

Join Friends of CURTIS BYRD at Sweet T’s Restaurant and enjoy some fabulous sweet tea, wine from local cellars, and fabulous BBQ hors d’oeuvres prepared by one Santa Rosa’s newly transplanted chef’s from Tennessee Mac Edwards. Supervisor McGuire will introduce Curtis!

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Come out and support the candidate for Santa Rosa Council with 10 years of public service experience serving on local boards and commissions and 20 years of community service. Curtis will champion transparent and open government, support annexation of Roseland, sustainable living wage jobs, best practices to green up our city and not kick the pension crisis down the road to future generations!

Saturday, June 7TH ~ 3-5pm

Sweet T’s Restaurant

2697 Stagecoach Road. Santa Rosa, CA

 DELICIOUS HORS D’OEUVRES & WINES BY CRINELLA VINEYARD

EARLY SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Host: $500 * Sponsor $400 * Friend $250 * Supporter $100

Tickets: $50.00 per person in advance

RSVP to curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com

So, to make sure you stay up-to-date with what’s going on and to have the chance to discuss it with your family and friends on Facebook and Twitter, here’s what you can do:

Right now, we continue to need your help to reach our fundraising goals. All donation levels $5, $10, $20 or up to $500 toward the campaign are great!   No contribution is too small! Please help us reach our goal by contributing here.

We hope you’ll follow along and stay connected!

Thanks for staying in contact!

Signature Curtis

 

 

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014 – FPPC#1361367

Curtis Byrd Endorsed by Former Santa Rosa City Councilmember Marsha Vas Dupre

The campaign continues to grow with campaign contributions, volunteers and endorsements.  I am honored to have received the endorsement of former Santa Rosa City Councilmember Marsha Vas Dupre.  Her endorsement holds special meaning to me as Marsha appointed me to the Community Advisory Board in 2008, demonstrating a history of working well together for the City of Santa Rosa.

I am proud to have experienced the calm, intelligent deliberation from Curtis as he dealt professionally with the many issues that he faced on the Community Advisory Board (CAB) as my appointee. He will bring those talents to the stage when he serves on the Santa Rosa City Council. He has earned my support.”

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Marsha joins U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson, Assemblymember Wes Chesbro, Supervisor Mike McGuire, Carpenters Local 751 and other elected officials and community leaders on my endorsement list.

I truly appreciate this endorsement from former Santa Rosa City Councilmember Dupre, and I am grateful for her confidence. I hope you will join Marsha in supporting my campaign for Santa Rosa City Council.

 So, to make sure you stay up-to-date with what’s going on and to have the chance to discuss it with your family and friends, here’s what you can do:

Right now, we continue to need your help to reach our fundraising goal of $25K.  You can give at all donation levels, even giving $5, $10, $20 or up to $500 toward this all important campaign is great!   Please help us reach our goal by contributing here. 

We hope you’ll follow along and stay connected! 

Thanks for staying in contact!

Signature Curtis

Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner and Candidate for Santa Rosa City Council (November 4, 2014)

P.S. For information about the campaign or to make a donation, endorsement, or volunteer visit our website: www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014. — FPPC#1361367

Thank you for a successful Kickoff Party!

Thank you family, friends, campaign supporters and elected officials for making the February campaign kickoff a tremendous success!

During the next few months the campaign team will be organizing several more events, house-meet-and-greets, placement of yard signs, canvassing, gathering endorsements, volunteers and continuing to seek contributions for the work to Make a Difference!

Jill Ravitch, Curtis Byrd, Lynn Woolsey Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, Candidate Curtis Byrd, and Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey.

So, to make sure you stay up-to-date with what’s going on and to have the chance to discuss it with your family and friends, here’s what you can do:

We hope you’ll follow along and stay connected!

Thanks for staying in contact!

Curtis

Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner and Candidate for Santa Rosa City Council (November 4, 2014)

P.S. For information about the campaign or to make a donation, endorsement, or volunteer visit our website: www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014. FPPC#1361367

Sonoma County Supervisor Gorin Endorses Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council

The campaign continues to gather tremendous momentum from contributions, volunteers and endorsements. 

I am honored to have received the endorsement of Supervisor Susan Gorin for my candidacy for Santa Rosa City Council. This endorsement holds special meaning to me as we have a history of working well together for the City of Santa Rosa through both the Green Building Initiative and the Climate Action Plan.

Susan Gorin, 1st District Supervisor

“It is my pleasure to endorse Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council. As Mayor, I worked with Curtis while he was on the Planning Commission, and appreciated his diligence to transparency and open government, and commitment to community collaboration. I believe Curtis will bring a much needed perspective to the City Council, and work to strengthen our community.  Please join me in supporting Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council.”     — Susan Gorin, Sonoma County Supervisor

I truly appreciate this endorsement from Supervisor Gorin, and I am humbled by her confidence.  I hope you will join Susan in supporting my campaign for Santa Rosa City Council.  She joins other elected officials and community leaders on my endorsement list.

Right now, we continue to need your help reaching our fundraising goal of $25KYou can give at all donation levels, even giving $5, $10, or $20 toward this all important campaign is great!   Please help us reach our goal by contributing here.

Let’s continue to keep up the good work and maintain the energy all the way to November 4, 2014!

In an attitude of gratitude!

Signature Curtis

Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner

P.S. For information about the campaign or to make a donation, endorsement, or volunteer, visit our website: www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.  Please stay connected with us!

Facebook: Like Curtis at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa  or by Email: curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com.

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014  FPPC#1361367

COUNTDOWN: Three Days Until Campaign Kickoff Party!

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THREE DAYS UNTIL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF!

BE A SPONSOR! 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

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Finley Community Center (Person Senior Wing)

2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

For more information and to reserve your tickets online at secure Pay Pal visit the campaign website.  You can give at all donation levels, even giving $5, $10, or $20 toward this all important campaign is great!

http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com

Or Mail your check to: PO Box 11235, Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Let’s continue to keep up the good work and maintain the momentum all the way to November 4, 2014!

Sincerely,

Curtis
Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner

P.S. For information about the campaign or to make a donation, endorsement, or volunteer visit our website: http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.

Facebook: Like Curtis at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa

Email: curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com.

CAMPAIGN TEAM RAMPING UP: Endorsed by long-time SR leader!

Dear Friends,

We continue ramping up the campaign to a higher level as we prepare for the Campaign Kickoff Party on February 27th.  Endorsements, volunteers, and contributions continue to build toward a strong campaign!  On top of attending events in the community, we finished up these past few weeks strong with the endorsement of Platt O. Williams, the first President of the Santa Rosa NAACP and 65-year-resident of Santa Rosa.

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Mr. Williams pictured with long-time Latino leader and Sonoma County resident Alicia Sanchez and current NAACP President Rev. Ann Gray Byrd at the August 2011 dedication of the South Mural in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

Curtis will be a champion for the entire community.  As a native Santa Rosan he has been focused nearly all his life on civil rights and social equity issues.  He will champion transparent and open government, sustainable living wage jobs, and represent the annexation of Roseland.  His corporate background plus his experience as a Santa Rosa Planning Commissioner will truly be an asset toward benefiting the entire community!”

It is both an honor and a privilege to receive the endorsement and financial support from one of the first leaders in the African American community.  In 1953, Platt, along with my late grandfather, Gilbert Gray, secured 300 memberships and the Santa Rosa-Sonoma County Branch of the NAACP received its National Charter.  Included in the memberships were every member of the Santa Rosa City Council, and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.

OUT AND ABOUT:  The Santa Rosa Planning Commission public hearing regarding Social Advocates for Youth “Dream Center” is a great reminder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, “The time is always right to what is right”.  Going forward the entire community has the opportunity to Make a Difference for our youth by pulling together to support the “Dream Center” and creating a model for other communities to follow.

Every now and then an opportunity comes along and gives us the chance to do something greater than ourselves.  We do have a social responsibility to give others an opportuity to lift their life up from where they are, to where they want to be.  My mother and grandfather believed that no matter what your station in life, one individual can give another a hand up.  Our youth are the future of Santa Rosa. The 7-0 vote sends the Social Advocates for Youth project to Santa Rosa’s City Council for final approval.

The week of January 20th was filled with attending tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  First at Santa Rosa High School – were my mother Ann graduated in 1953 – and then Monday at Community Baptist Church.  The impact of the October tragedy and death of Andy Lopez permeated the themes of most speeches and comments.  The campaign team distributed campaign literature and gathered endorsements.

Hand claps to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Light the Night Volunteer Awards at Paradise Winery on Wednesday, January 22nd.  The local office honored the individual and corporate supporters who helped raise more than $220K for the national organization.  This year’s walk on October 11th will take place with special lighting to replace the thousands of balloons previously released into the atmosphere.  There is also a shortage on helium.  Hurray for our plant!

SRJC students were recently mystified by a guest appearance by John Burris, one of the top civil rights attorneys in the county.  Burris spoke about work in police brutality cases representing plaintiffs Rodney King, Oscar Grant and Latrell Sprewell.  He compared and contrasted the alleged civil rights violations.

Tuesday, January 28th at the Santa Rosa City Council meeting, Moorland Avenue residents along with residents from the community at-large, proclaimed their outrage over the SRPD leaving six young children handcuffed and lying on the cold pavement for three hours following what turned out to be a false report of brandishing a weapon.

This month closed with attending a forum at SRJC concerning Community Oversight of Police.  Experts from around the SF Bay Area discussed their experience with various models of police oversight.  The experts representing the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints, National Association of Citizen Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), Berkeley Copwatch, People United for a Better Oakland (PUEBLO), Office of Citizen Complaints Berkeley Police Review Commission, and BART office of Independent Police Auditor (OIPA) provided their views regarding benefits to oversight, challenges in building trust and accountability.

As I have said, the October tragedy continues to impact our community in many ways. I hope our community will continue working together toward solutions that protect all our citizens as well as our law enforcement, as recommended by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the Sonoma County Grand Jury.

Let’s continue to keep up the good work and maintain the momentum all the way to November 4, 2014.  You can help us keep up this marvelous progress by joining us at the Campaign Kickoff Party.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Finley Community Center (Person Senior Wing)

2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

For more information and to reserve your tickets online at secure Pay Pal visit the campaign website:

http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com

Or Mail your check to: PO Box 11235, Santa Rosa, CA 95406

The campaign team cannot thank you enough for the tremendous encouragement, support, and the formation of new relationships.

Come and help Make a Difference on February 27th at the Campaign Kickoff Celebration!

Thank you!

Curtis

P.S. Like Curtis at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014.  FPPC#1361367

Dr. Elizabeth Burch and Steve Zabriskie Endorse Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council

Dear Friends,

We will be ramping up the campaign to a new level as we prepare for the Campaign Kickoff Party on February 27th.  We will continue to seek endorsements, volunteers, contributions and participate in the community by attending community events.  These past few weeks have been awesome.   Platt O. Williams, the first President of the Santa Rosa NAACP and 65-year-resident of Santa Rosa, recently endorsed the campaign.

 

Let’s continue to keep up the good work and maintain the momentum all the way to November 4, 2014.  You can help us keep up this marvelous progress by joining us at the Campaign Kickoff Party.  Here are the details:

Thursday, February 27, 2014

5:30-7:30pm

Finley Community Center (Person Senior Wing)

2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

For more information and to reserve your tickets online at secure Pay Pal visit the campaign website: http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com

Or Mail your check to: PO Box 11235, Santa Rosa, CA 95406

The campaign team cannot thank you enough for the tremendous encouragement, support, and the formation of new relationships.

I’m fired up and ready to Make a Difference for Santa Rosa. Please join me on February 27th at the Campaign Kickoff Celebration!

In an attitude of gratitude, 

Curtis

Please Like Curtis at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa

 

Proudly paid for by Friends of Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council 2014.  FPPC#1361367

Reserve Your Tickets for Curtis’s Campaign Kickoff!

Curtis Byrd

Let’s work together to Make a Difference in Santa Rosa in 2014!

Today, I am asking for your support as we launch our campaign for Santa Rosa City Council 2014! As a candidate for the City Council, I have the desire to be part of something giving rise to the power of community collaboration. Cities become prosperous and generate sustainable living wage jobs through innovation when governments, educational institutions, businesses and the community at-large work together toward economic vitality. It is my belief that open government fosters transparency and accountability of information, which contributes to innovative ideas and creates a shared direction that translates into economic vitality.

As a native Santa Rosan, I will work toward making a difference to benefit our entire community. I understand the diverse needs of Santa Rosa and will continue my commitment to the work that lies ahead. As an experienced leader and a longtime resident of Santa Rosa, I am prepared to make the tough budget decisions to create sustainable jobs, improve our roads, green up our parks, support the annexation of Roseland, provide clean power to ratepayers, and clean up code violations.

But, I can’t accomplish any of this without you lending a helping hand! Please consider getting involved. Here is how you can help:

1. SPONSOR CURTIS’S CAMPAIGN KICKOFF PARTY!

Your sponsor donation of $500, $350, $200 or $100 to Curtis’s campaign will

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Thursday, February 27th from 5:30-7:30pm

Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

For tickets and event details, please visit www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com, or email us at curtisbyrd2014@gmail.com.

2.  Endorse Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council.

3.  Make a contribution online at http://www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com/CONTRIBUTION.html.

4.  Sign up to volunteer.

5.  Like Curtis’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/curtisbyrdforsantarosa

Making a Difference in 2014 cannot be done without your support! The following leaders in our community have already endorsed my candidacy: Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, Senator Noreen Evans, Supervisor Mike McGuire, Former Assemblymember Michael Allen, Santa Rosa City Councilmembers Julie Combs and Gary Wysocky, Former Santa Rosa City Councilmember Marsha Vas Dupre, Windsor Councilmember Deb Fudge, Petaluma City Councilmember Teresa Barrett, Santa Rosa School Board members Laura Gonzalez, Larry Haenel and Jenni Klose, and Measure ‘O’ Oversight Committee member Ed Sheffield, and more.

I appreciate your support, and I look forward to representing you in this great city. 

Thank you,

Curtis

For more information about Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council, please visit the campaign website at www.curtisbyrdsantarosacitycouncil.com.