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Obama's Piedmont backers an emerging force
San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Sunday, July 22, 2012 | By Joe Garofoli

Posted on 07/23/2012 9:42:05 PM PDT by thecodont

While President Obama's fundraiser at Oakland's Fox Theater will be the marquee event during his East Bay fundraising swing Monday, the big financial players will be at the Piedmont home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, who have quietly become two of California's major campaign donors.

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A centerpiece of the couple's community work is the Akonadi Foundation in Oakland. Delaney, a lawyer and activist, founded the organization 12 years ago and serves as its president, while Jordan is its secretary-treasurer.

Fighting racism The foundation, which funds grassroots organizations, supports "a racial justice movement that can finally put an end to ... structural racism," which it defines on its website as "how history and culture have allowed the privileges associated with 'whiteness' and the disadvantages associated with 'color' to endure, adapt and accumulate over time."

Jordan and Delaney contribute most of the funding to the foundation and are not paid, according to federal tax documents.

The Akonadi Foundation has funded Californians United for a Responsible Budget, an Oakland group that fights prison expansion; the People's Grocery, which works to increase fresh food for residents in West Oakland; and Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, an Oakland organization.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012election; piedmontca

1 posted on 07/23/2012 9:42:14 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice

What in the hell???

2 posted on 07/23/2012 9:54:03 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: madprof98
Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice
What in the hell???

Read more about it here:

http://forwardtogether.org/resources

A cursory glance yields this information: they're pro-abortion, pro-LBGT, pro-illegal immigration.

Why they're targeting the Asian community, which seems to be good at training up its youth to lead wholesome and productive lives, is baffling. Trying to weaken their tendency to vote conservative, maybe? Nip things in the bud?

3 posted on 07/23/2012 10:02:45 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: madprof98

I’m shaking my head and saying what the hell to all of this! Whiteness? I...... just can’t speak!


4 posted on 07/23/2012 10:22:10 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: thecodont

They sound like a bunch of race pimps to me. I can see where they’d be backing Barry.


5 posted on 07/23/2012 10:29:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: thecodont

Most Asians in the US vote Democrat actually.


6 posted on 07/23/2012 10:33:49 PM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: thecodont; afnamvet; Axenolith; Baynative; bootless; choirboy; CounterCounterCulture; ColdOne; ...

Bay Area has become center of the cesspool.


7 posted on 07/23/2012 10:48:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Clemenza
Most Asians in the US vote Democrat actually.

I'd like to see your sources on that. I find that hard to believe. Many Asians that I know are conservative, and many are Republicans. Among Asians, I think more Chinese and Japanese are conservative than is the case for Filipino and others. And there are a lot of Chinese-Americans.

8 posted on 07/23/2012 11:02:44 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: Clemenza
WikiPedia (not always factual) says the following:

... Asian Americans voted Republican and were the only racial group more conservative than whites in the 1990s, according to surveys.

... Overall, Asian Americans as a whole tend to vote for Democrats, but this trend has been fairly recent. As recently as 2000 polling number had difficulty determining Asian American voter affiliation. With some polls indicating a tendency to vote Republican, while other polls indicated a trend to vote Democrat. Due to the smaller size of the groups population, in comparison to the population as a whole, it remains difficult to get an adequate sampling to forecast voter outcomes for Asian Americans.

I think the real answer is unknown.

9 posted on 07/23/2012 11:09:18 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: thecodont
"Fighting racism The foundation, which funds grassroots organizations, supports "a racial justice movement that can finally put an end to ... structural racism,"..."

So they back the man that creates racial strife on every issue. WTF?

10 posted on 07/23/2012 11:45:14 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: editor-surveyor

You got that right.


11 posted on 07/24/2012 12:02:17 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: thecodont

Well now, back in the mid-sixties I served aboard the USS PIEDMONT and there is no way this conservative would back and vote for a non-citizen for President!


12 posted on 07/24/2012 12:21:50 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: thecodont

An emerging force in the push to oblivion.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 2:03:18 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Piedmont used to be a more solidly Republican town back in the 1970s. I wonder what happened. I think (speculation) the people who originally lived there, who made their money because they owned or built businesses (or were a generation or two removed from such), died or moved away, and were replaced by people who had made their fortunes in the FIRE (finance, insurance, real estate) industries. The FIRE industries are (I am being very cynical) more parasitic and therefore more political in nature, so they tend to attract liberals and “progressives.” The people who used to live in Piedmont have since moved to the wealthier areas of Contra Costa County. Their replacements are arriviste and crass and have greasy palms.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 2:23:14 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Looks like they are trying to mainstream being gay or transgender at least that is what I read of it. Why are they pushing all this crap though. When I went to school they had sex ed but it wasn’t anything like this. I think they are just trying to make people think it is all ok.


15 posted on 07/24/2012 2:33:59 AM PDT by funfan
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To: roadcat; Clemenza

clemenza is right

YOU look it up


16 posted on 07/24/2012 2:39:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: roadcat; Clemenza
article on this here
17 posted on 07/24/2012 2:49:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: thecodont
The people who used to live in Piedmont have since moved to the wealthier areas of Contra Costa County. Their replacements are arriviste and crass and have greasy palms.

Unfortunately, the FIRE people as you call them, are starting to find their way over the Berkeley hills and are starting to infest Contra Costa as well.

And the Central Valley is just too darned hot for me!

18 posted on 07/24/2012 8:02:12 AM PDT by ssaftler (11/6/2012: Time to repeal our One Bad-Ass Mistake, America.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yes it is. Common sense left a long time ago.


19 posted on 07/24/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: thecodont

This is odd given that after a career of 30 years in the department of defense contracting business, with stellar performance appraisals, I was laid off so the company could keep more minotities and women. I thought owebama and his supporters were for “fairness?” I guess its just steath reparations.


20 posted on 07/24/2012 1:57:54 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: jcsjcm; FlingWingFlyer; editor-surveyor; subterfuge; Jack Hammer

When hyper-bigots like these speak about wanting “a racial justice movement,” what they really want is THEIR turn to be the oppressors.

“Reparations” my fine. white ass; these rabid haters are in this for REVENGE, and THEN some.

Keep yer womenfolk locked up, and yer powder dry.


21 posted on 07/24/2012 2:14:49 PM PDT by HKMk23 (GOPe 2012: MITT HAPPENS)
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To: wardaddy
YOU look it up

I did look it up, you know there is BS on the Internet and you can find whatever you want to back up your assertions. Hell, look at the BS Obama and his minions put out daily. I know a lot of conservative Asians, and they are far more conservative than whites (more than half of which put Obama in office).Sadly, many Asians look down on Blacks while looking at whites as equals, and aren't that likely to vote for Obama (but that's a racial divide, separate from conservatism). From your link:

"However, merely a few hundred Asians filled out the long questionnaire used in the national Edison-Mitofsky poll."

A few hundred peopled sampled, do not make for a meaningful sampling. Where did they sample them, outside Democrat union halls?

22 posted on 07/24/2012 3:33:39 PM PDT by roadcat
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