Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay Speaker Meeting (open to all)

Dear Gray Panthers Members, Friends and Allies,

Join our monthly Speakers Meeting today from 1:30 to 3:30. After our victory with the Governor last week, we are honored to have as our special guest today Pat McGinnis, the founder and executive director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform. (Plus an update on Police Accountability in Berkeley)

Pat started CANHR ( in Berkeley. It is now is a very highly respected resource for California and a model for Gray Panthers nationally. Pat will dive into CANHR’s agenda for transforming the nursing and long-term care industry, including:

CANHR’s mission and services
2021 Legislative Agenda
Actions to take NOW for nursing home accountability
Long-term acton for universal long-term in-home support systems
Plans to move back to a Berkeley office in August!

1:30 Welcomes

1:45 Pat McGinnis, CANHR –

2:30 - George Lippman, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, and organizer of the Coalition that GP is a member of. He will update us on the search for a new Police Chief, status of the Police Accountability Board, and the Berkeley Budget process. George will also speak on the new reorganization/shrinking of Berkeley Commissions.

Seniors and Housing Checkins

UPDATES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (add yours if time permits)

National Alliance of HUD Tenants Convention June 25-27
Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)
Affordable Housing and Advocacy for the Unhoused
Landless Peoples Alliance
See you soon!

Betsy Morris, Convenor for the Board



Gray Panthers East Bay Weekly Zoom Meeting, Wednesdays 1:30pm
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Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay (aka EBGP) meets every Wednesday at 1:30 by phone or Zoom.

Your announcements; upcoming events

Adjourn 3:30; further connections 'til 4

Explore the links on this page to learn more about our many allies and campaigns we are part of.

Your RSVP on this page is appreciated but not required. If you do RSVP we'll email a link with full access info for the call.

You are invited:

Gray Panthers East Bay Weekly Zoom Meeting, Wednesdays 1:30-4pm
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June 23, 2021 at 1:30pm - 4pm
Co-Convener Betsy Morris · · 510-842-6224
chimey Lee Cheryl K. Davila david blake J. George Lippman John Lyhne Judy Jackson Carole Marasovic Raines Cohen Betsy Morris Art Persyko Daisy Pistey-Lyhne Carol Crooks Patrick Kehoe Patricia McGinnis Susan Runyan Michael Ruchlis Robert Magarian Marylee Bradley

Will you come?