Barbara Lee Wins Key Endorsement from Wellstone Club

Monday, Oct. 11, Oakland, CA.–The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, the largest Democratic Club in the East Bay – announced its endorsement of Congresswoman Barbara Lee to represent California in the United States Senate.  The Wellstone Club participates in local and national elections and a broad range of social and political movements and is a leader in helping give an electoral voice to movements supporting labor, tenant rights, public education, and health to racial and sexual equity and the anti-war sentiments of our communities.  “Our objective is to help social movements to have an impact on the institutions of electoral politics as well as to elect more progressives to office,” said one of the Club’s founders, Jack Kurzweil.

“I am honored to have the support of my friends at the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, “ said Lee.  “For 20 years they have been important stewards of democratic values in my district. They have been boots on the ground in fighting for human rights, civil rights, and our progressive values across our county, state, nation, and the globe.”

“Congresswoman Lee has won the Club’s endorsement many times over the past 20 years and has never disappointed,” Kurzweil said.  “She is a standard bearer for progressive legislation in the House and has delivered on many of the issues her constituents care about including women’s rights, housing rights, and reducing the defense budget.”

The Wellstone Club joins a growing list of labor organizations, advocacy organizations and progressive politicians who support Congresswoman Lee’s campaign including the Working Families Party, GenZ for Change, the California Legislative Black Caucus, The Feminist Majority PAC, Stacey Abrams and Delores Huerta.

Wellstone Club Supports John George Democratic Club

The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club CC voted to contribute $250 to the John George Democratic Club’s Social Justice Award reception on Saturday, Sep-30-2023 from 2-4pm at Everett & Jones in Oakland. For more information, please visit:

Resolution Opposing Sending Cluster Bombs to Ukraine

The Wellstone Club Coordinating Committee has approved this  Resolution to support Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s opposition to the U.S.  sending Cluster Bomb weapons to Ukraine. It will bring it to the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee for consideration.



Club Endorsements



Wellstone Congratulates Our Endorsed Candidates on Winning Election To These Offices:

U.S. Congress, 13th District: Barbara Lee


City Council District 4, Kate Harrison  

City Council District 7,  Rigel Robinson

Auditor, Jenny Wong

School Board:   Ka’Dijah Brown, Jennifer Shanoski, Mike Chang

Rent Board: Soli Alpert, Nathan Mizell, Vanessa D. Marrero, Ida Martinac,


Mayor: Sheng Thao

City Council District 2, Nikki Fortunado Bas

City Council District 4, Janani Ramachandran

City Council District 6, Kevin Jenkins

AC Transit Ward 4, Barisha Spriggs

School Board District 2, Jennifer Brouhard

School Board District 6, Valarie Bachelor

EBMUD Board – Marguerite Young

Alameda County

District Attorney, Pamela Price

Assembly District 14, Buffy Wicks

Assembly District 18, Mia Bonta