"The Experience and Commitment Peralta Needs"

The Officially ENDORSED Candidate of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY 

  Meredith Brown for Peralta Trustee

 




The experience and committment 
Peralta needs.
Endorsed by the Democratic Party

A Lifetime of Action,  Compassion and Capability...

  • Graduated from Cornell University and Boston University School of Law 
  • Worked with public entities, conducting public hearings and maintaining legal compliance and transparency in government
  • Founded a local law practice specializing in Education, Construction, and Labor and Employment; all areas preparing me well for the Peralta Board.
  • Negotiated public agency agreements, prepared legislative reports and resolutions
  • Drafted a public agency Procurement Manual that was adopted by a state fiscal oversight agency as a positive cost saving device to maintain year-to-year  fiscal responsibility. 
  • Drafted school district policies and procedures, including Bond Oversight Committee guidelines and procedures - work that helped to restore local control.
  • Worked on Pre-School for All Campaign with Supervisor Wilma Chan and Superintendent Sheila Jordan to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood education.
  • Worked with organized labor and a local school district to establish a vendor pre-qualification program ensuring contractor compliance with state labor laws.
  • Helped draft social justice provisions of a local school district’s Project Labor Agreement.
  • Opposed Schwarzenegger’s 2005 anti-union ballot initiative to require annual written permission for pubic employee union dues to be used for political purposes - volunteered and provided legal support at polling places to ensure voting fairness and helped organize fellow attorneys to help with election support.
  • Was one of the first volunteers for the Hoover Elementary Super Stars Literacy Program.
  • Helped develop cooperative skills and self esteem in young children by restarting a girls' lacrosse program, coaching the first under 11 girls team, and piloting and coaching an under 6 youth soccer program.
  • Secured a contract between Merritt College and a non-profit youth soccer club that provides over 1200 youth with a safe place to play and provides substantial income to Merritt to fund athletic programs
  • Helped protect women’s right to health care and safe and legal abortion by working to pass Oakland’s bubble ordinance.
  • Drafted an agreement that became a template for the Oakland schools’ health centers.
  • Worked to physically improve the Calico Center, a site where youth victims of abuse are interviewed for protection and services.
  • Secured soccer equipment donations for Frick Middle School and Youth Empowerment School.
  • Volunteered as coach for McClymonds High School students who entered the Alameda County Youth Moot Court competition.
  • Provided volunteer legal support for young women who were victims of violence from their partners.
  • Chaperoned high school seniors attending a student leadership conference in Southern California
  • Drafted a policy for youth engagement which honors student civil rights in cases where students are suspected of engaging in “at-risk” behavior.