About 4 months ago I wrote a piece entitled BAMNboozled in Berkeley. The following is an UPDATED list of people employed in positions of power or influence. If you work at COSTCO, feel free to be a domestic terrorist unless they forbid it, but its a matter of public cocern when you govern, teach, and so forth. Just like the Mayor, the following have shown their allegiance via social media. Screenshots verifying the following are available upon request. If you “forgot” that you were a member of BAMN, just like the Mayor claimed, let me know and we will update this list.

City Government:

Jesse Arrequin –
Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board from 2004 to 2008.
City Council Member for District 4 from 2008 to 2016.
Mayor from 2016 to…

Alejandro Soto-Vigil –
Rent Stabilization Board

Jesse Townley –
Rent Stabilization Board:

Kriss Worthington – 
City Councilman for District 7

Andrea Prichett:
Police Review Commission

Tom Bates –
Mayor from 2002 to 2016. He may not be a public member of BAMN, but he shares a home with his wife who is one (Loni Hancock).

Loni Hancock –
Berkeley City Council from 1971 to 1979.
Mayor from 1986 to 1994.
Head of the Western Regional Office of the US Department of Education.
California State Assembly for the 14th District from 2002 to 2008. and from 2008 to 2016 she was California State Senate for the 9th district from 2008 to 2016. Her husband, Tom Bates, was Mayor of Berkeley from 2002 to 2016.

Tim Hall –

Dennis Black –
Consultant at IJC – International Joint Commission and Policy Analyst at City of Detroit


Larry Stefl –
Art Instructor at BUSD

Gabi Padilla:
Writing Tutor at UC Berkeley Student Learning Center
UC Berkeley Public Service Center

Valeria Rueda Osorio –
Teacher at Escuela Bilingüe Internacional

Rubi Lopez –
Instructional Aide at Pasadena Unified School District

Nicole Conaway –
Teacher at East English Village Prepatory Academy (Detroit)

Tanisha West –
Instructional Assistant at Arroyo Viejo CDC

Victor Pineda –
Lecturer at UC Berkeley and President (title) at Pineda Foundation
Past: United Nations and American University

Natasha Thomas-Jackson:
RAISE IT UP! Youth Arts and Awareness

Estef Yvette RW –
1st Grade Spanish Bilingual Oakland Unified School District

Lindsey Hendricks-Franco –
Ph.D. student/graduate assistant2013 to present

Hans Christopher:
Teacher at Grosse Pointe Music Academy

Catie Tombs –
English Teacher


Dan Siegel –
Siegel and Yee

Samuel Paz –
Law Offices of Samuel Paz

Non-Profit Organizations:

La Mesha Irizarry –
Co-Director of Idriss Stelly Foundation
Marijuana Offenses Overview Committee (City Hall / San Francisco)

David Lemus –
Former Director at Bridges Multicultural Center

Dharma Dass –
President of World Peace Committee

Claudia Perez:
Volunteer Youth Mentor at Sunburst Youth Academy
Case Manager at St. John’s Well Child and Family Center
Founder/Director/Lead Youth Mentor LCpl Teen Project Program

Keith McHenry –
Co-Founder of Food Not Bombs


Nu Mohammed –
World Human Rights Council

Guadalupe Saavedra Bernabe
Immigration Specialist at Unity Immigration Law Office
Aguirre Law Firm APC

Margarita Huerta-Gomez Gamino –
Internal Organizer at SEIU United Service Workers West

Josh Wolf –
Dosen at San Francisco State University
Founder at Breaking Bread
Reporter at SF Public Press

Samsarah Morgan –
Certified Doula and Trainer at ICTC – International Center for Traditional Childbearing, Executive Director and Doulaat The Oakland Better Birth Foundationand Founder and Co facilitator of Children’s Village at Occupy Oakland

Nathan Levine-Heaney:
ICG: International Cinematographers Guild (IATSE Local 600)


Lissa Bissa –
Revolution News

Barisha Spriggs:
Governance Leadership Team Member at Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s Eden Area Livability Initiative
Ashland Cherryland Artist Selection Committee at Alameda County Arts Commission
Political Organizer at Groundworks Campaigns

John Grant
Secretary/Treasurer UFCW Local 770

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Written by The Elders