CURTIS BYRD – A Fresh Vision of Leaderhip

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 Curtis Byrd

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Santa Rosa City Council

We need less conflict, and greater cooperation on the Santa Rosa City Council. Our community needs a peacemaker, and problem solver.

The life-long lessons learned from Little League, Cub and Boy scouts, my high school and college education, competing on a National Track and Field team, business experience with small and large companies and serving on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission apply to my qualifications for serving on the Santa Rosa City Council.

As a native Santa Rosan those intentions encompass preparation, practice, and performance.

Preparation means study the rules and understand the culture of the community in its historical and institutional framework.

Practice means individually, and as a team member, through continued development of my skills, with belief in the highest values and intent to serve.

Performance means to perform to the best and highest within me and to make a meaningful difference for the team (community).

Along the way, the most important lessons were learned within family, particularly Grandpa Gilbert Gray who took us to Sunday school and taught us about giving, sharing, service, and excellence.

Join with neighborhood leaders, clergy, seniors, Santa Rosa teachers, Sonoma County Democratic Party, friends, family and numerous elected officials, in supporting an experienced leader with A Fresh Vision of Leadership!

Together we can Make a Difference!

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Sierra Club Endorses Curtis Byrd for Santa Rosa City Council

We are continuing to Make a Difference in our community! Volunteers, endorsements and contributions continue to come from all sectors. 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. Making a Difference requires preparation, practice and performance and dedication to bring positive change to Santa Rosa.

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I am honored to receive the endorsements and support of my candidacy for Santa Rosa City Council from the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter.  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 our endorsement list.

Pick Up Your Yard Sign:  Lawn signs are available at the Sonoma County Democratic Headquarters @ 120 D Street, Santa Rosa. Just ask for a Curtis Byrd lawn sign, and a volunteer will bring to you.

Stay Up-To-Date on the Campaign:  So, to make sure that you continue 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:

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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!

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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

 

 

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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.

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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

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Curtis Byrd

Making a Difference for Santa Rosa in 2014!

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