Hon. Essy Stone
Purissima Hills Water District
Hello, fellow Democratic voters! I am the first LGBT+ person and the second-ever woman elected to the Purissima Hills Water District. I am a proud member of the Silicon Valley Stonewall Democrats, the Coalition for Police Reform and Accountability (CPRA), the Housing Justice Coalition, and other local activist organizations. I am active in Jewish community at Kol Emeth Synagogue. As a poet and writer, my work has been published in The New Yorker, Jewish Currents, and other literary magazines, and my first book, What It Done to Us, came out in 2017.
I am also a new mom—my son Abraham Stone Kremen was born in September of this year. I am running for ADEMs because I believe our children deserve better, and I understand the challenges that working families in Silicon Valley face. I promise to fight for our healthcare, housing, education, and labor rights. As a delegate, I will always stand with our most vulnerable populations. Furthermore, I will work to ensure that we kick ICE out of California once and for all.
Despite having a clear progressive mandate, many of the Democratic lawmakers in California have been cowardly in their approach to reform and uninspired in their vision for a greener, more equitable, and more prosperous future. They have ignored young voices and bold ideas in favor of maintaining a status quo that benefits corporate monopolies while harming everyday working families and individuals. As your delegate, I will demand accountability from California’s lawmakers. The problems of today call for real progressive change—that’s why we elected these Democratic leaders. I will make sure that we get what we voted for.
I am so grateful to be running alongside a group of dynamic progressives and activists. I believe the people on my slate are the future of the Democratic Party, and I hope you will be as inspired by them as I am. Learn more about us at https://www.ad24.vote/
Thank you for participating in the ADEMs process. I humbly ask for your vote.
We proudly ENDORSE Essy Stone for ADEM!
Progressive Delegates Network
Peninsula for Everyone
Hon. Sally Lieber, Mountain View Council Member
Hon. Lenny Siegel, former Mountain View Mayor
Hon. Antonio Lopez, East Palo Alto Council Member
Hon. Alysa Cisneros, Sunnyvale Council Member
Hon. Omar Din, Sunnyvale Council Member
Hon. Cory Wolbach, former Council Member
Hon. Melissa Baten Caswell, former PAUSD School Board President
Richard Mehlinger, Sunnyvale Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Chair
Cari Templeton, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commissioner
Linda Sell, Sunnyvale Democratic Club VP
Dr. Meghan Fraley, Activist
Raven Malone, Activist
Dr. Forest Peterson, Activist
Steve Chessin, Activist
Kevin Ma, Activist
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