Endorsements - Recall Judge Aaron Persky

Endorsers and Supporters

When Judge Persky gave an unreasonably light sentence to Brock Turner, prominent leaders all across the country voiced their outrage. These leaders have joined our fight to take this injustice to the voters of Santa Clara County -- if you're with them, endorse the campaign to Recall Judge Persky here

See what leaders and activists across the country are saying here.

If you'd like to support the campaign as an individual, click here.


Publications

Palo Alto Weekly (editorial, 6/10/2016)

Verde Magazine of Palo Alto High School (editorial, 11/27/2017)

Elected Leaders and Public Officials:

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

Karen Bass, U.S. Congress CA-37

Ro Khanna, U.S. Congress CA-17

Jerry McNerney, U.S. Congress CA-9

Eric Swalwell, U.S. Congress CA-15

Ted Poe, U.S. Congress, TX-2

Loretta Sanchez, former U.S. Congress CA-46

Kevin de Leon, CA President pro Tempore of State Senate - District 24

Jim Beall, CA State Senate - District 15

Jerry Hill, CA State Senate - District 13

Anna Caballero, CA State Assembly - District 30

David Chiu, CA State Assembly - District 17

Susan Talamantes Eggman, CA State Assembly - District 13

Tony Thurmond, CA State Assembly - District 15

Nora Campos, former CA State Assembly - District 27

Fiona Ma, CA Board of Equalization Chairwoman - District 2

Gary Kremen, Member, Santa Clara Valley Water District Board District 7

Adrienne Grey, Trustee, West Valley Mission Community College District

Randi Kinman, Trustee, West Valley Mission Community College District

Michael Chang, President, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Rosemary Kamei, Vice President, Santa Clara County Board of Education

Grace Mah, Santa Clara County Board of Education Member Area 1

Magdalena Carrasco, Vice Mayor, City of San Jose

Raul Peralez, Member, San Jose City Council

John Radford, Vice Mayor, Los Altos Hills

Rich Tran, Mayor of Milpitas

Anthony Phan, Member, Milpitas City Council

Bob Livengood, former Mayor of Milpitas

Curtis Rogers, former Mayor of Monte Sereno, Member, Monte Sereno City Council

Lenny Siegel, Vice Mayor of Mountain View 

Margaret Abe-Koga, Member, Mountain View City Council

Evert Wolsheimer, Member, Monte Sereno City Council

Cory Wolbach, Member, Palo Alto City Council

Patrick Burt, former Mayor of Palo Alto

Rishi Kumar, Member, Saratoga City Council

Nancy Smith, Member, Sunnyvale City Council

Andres Quintero, Vice President, Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Board

Thelma Boac, President, Berryessa Union School District Board

Hugo Jimenez, Vice President, Berryessa Union School District Board

Kristiina Arrasmith, Campbell Union High School District Board Member 

Stacey Brown, Board Clerk and Trustee, Campbell Union High School District

Kalen Gallagher, Campbell Union High School District Board Member

Liang-Fang Chao, Cupertino Union School Board Member

John Lindner, Franklin-McKinley School District Board Member

Omar Torres, Franklin-McKinley School District Board Member

Bryan Johnson, Los Altos School District Board Member

Daniel Snyder, Los Gatos Union School District Board Member

Cynthia Chang, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District Board Member

Katherine Tseng, Trustee and Board Clerk, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District 

Daniel Bobay, President, Milpitas Unified School District Board

Gino Borgioli, Morgan Hill Unified School District Board Member

Jose Gutierrez, Jr., Mountain View Whisman School District Board Member

Stephanie Hill, Board Clerk and Trustee, Orchard School District

Todd Collins, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Ken Dauber, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Jennifer DiBrienza, Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Mark Richardson, Santa Clara Unified School District Board Member

Sophia Kao, Saratoga Union School District Board Member

Betsy Connolly, Conejo Valley Unified School District Board Member

Amado Padilla, Stanford Professor of Education and former Palo Alto Unified School District Board Member

Diana Rodriguez-Suruki, former Sacramento City Unified School District Board Member

Dr. Allan Seid, former Member, CA State Board of Education, and co-founder, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Jason Carter, GA State Senate - District 42

Chandra Brooks, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Shanta Franco-Clausen, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Suzanne E. Doty, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Jennifer Briscoe, Chair, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Teresa Fiss, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women and CADEM Delegate District 28

Yan Zhou, Member, Santa Clara County Commission on the Status of Women

Celeste Walker, Chair, Campbell Dept. of Parks and Recreation and CADEM Delegate District 28, Chair, Orchard City Indivisible

Kavita Tankha, Planning Commissioner, City of Los Altos Hills

Thida Cornes, Mountain View Parks and Recreation Commissioner

Richard Brand, AIA, Landmarks Commissioner, City of Santa Monica

Elena Christopoulos, Commissioner, City of Santa Monica


Women's Rights and Political Organizations & Leaders*:

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Region 7

Region 7 California Democratic Party (Resolution of Support Passed 10/7/17)**

The Santa Clara County Democratic Club (Resolution of Support Passed 9/18/17)**

DAWN Democratic Activists for Women Now Democratic Club

Frances Herbert, Vice President, DAWN Democratic Activists for Women Now Democratic Club

Feminist Majority

Ellie Smeal, President of Feminist Majority

Gaylynn Burroughs, Policy Director at Feminist Majority

Kathy Spillar, Executive Director of Feminist Majority

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women - NY State

National Organization for Women - NYC Chapter

National Organization for Women - CA State

National Organization for Women - San Diego Chapter

Terry O'Neill, President of National Organization for Women

Jane Manning, Director of Advocacy for NYC Chapter NOW

Jerilyn Stapleton, President of California NOW

Kim Sontag-Mulder, President of San Diego Area Chapter NOW

Michelle Geil, President, National Organization for Women - San Gabriel Valley/Whittier Chapter

Kolieka Siegle, President, National Organization for Women - Sacramento Chapter

The National Women's Political Caucus of Silicon Valley

Amy Everitt, State Director NARAL Pro-Choice California

Taraneh Roosta, President, Voices of Women for Change (VOW for Change)

Julie Burton, President, Women's Media Center

Donna Brazile, former Chair Democratic National Committee

Jenny Higgins Bradanini, President, Bay Area Women's March

Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers

Donna Hall, President & CEO of Women Donors Network

Jennie Richardson, Co-Organizer, Bay Area (San Jose) Women's March

Viera Whye, co-founder and Artistic Director, Tabia African American Theater Ensemble


Business, Education, Literary, Entertainment & Community Leaders*:

Russlynn Ali, CEO of XQ Superschool Project, Emerson Collective; Former Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights

Professor Marcella Alsan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Professor Tamara Alliston, Professor, UCSF Medical School

Sam Altman, President, Y Combinator

Professor Ben Barres, Professor and Chair of Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Professor Susan Brison, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values and Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth University

Professor Anita Chikkatur, Professor and Chair, Educational Studies Department, Carleton College

Prameela Bartholomeusz, Finance Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party

Eric Bauman, California State Democratic Party Chair

Josh Becker, CEO, Lex Machina

Professor Richard D. Bland MD, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine

Lisa Bloom, Attorney, Legal Analyst

Nina Yang Bongiovi, Film Producer

Elisa Camahort, Co-founder, BlogHer

Peter Chee, founder & CEO, Thinkspace

Adolpha Cole, Writer and Comedian

Gina Dalma, Palo Alto Community Leader

Kirby Dick, Director of The Hunting Ground and Invisible War

Satish Dharmaraj, Partner, Redpoint

Professor Sandra Drake, Professor Emerita of English, Stanford University

Lena Dunham, Producer, Director, Writer, Actor

Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography at Pixar 

Nikki Glaser, Comedian

Sarah Guo, Investor, Greylock

Josh Harder, Congressional Candidate, CA-10

Christy Holloway, Member, Board of Directors, Peninsula Open Space Trust, former Executive Director of Hidden Villa

John Hodgman, Author, Humorist, Actor, and former Daily Show Correspondent

Reid Hoffman, Partner, Greylock

Erin Hoffman-John, CEO and CCO and Co-founder @ Sense of Wonder, Assistant Professor at CMU ETC

Professor Victoria Kahn, Professor and Katharine Bixby Hotchkiss Chair in English, University of California at Berkeley

Bennett Kelley, founder, Internet Law Center

Gisel Kordestani, founder Crowdpac

Jon Krakauer, Author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town"

Stephanie Laing, HBO Producer and Director (VEEP, Vice Principals, more), founder PYPO

Crystal Lee, co-founder, LifeSite, first runner up Miss American 2014, Miss California 2013, BA Stanford 2013

Mike Levin, Congressional Candidate, CA-49

Kamala Lopez, filmmaker, Equal Means Equal

Jules Maltz, General Partner, IVP

Rose McGowan, Director, Writer, Actor

MILCK (Connie Lim), musician, writer, co-author of song "I Can't Keep Quiet" (unofficial Women's March theme)

Paphia Nandy, Media Personality, Host of Elka Cholo Re

Professor David Palumbo-Liu, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor at Stanford University

Rebecca Patton, Director and Vice President, Wildlife Conservation Network

Christine Pelosi, Attorney, Author and Activist

Stefania Pomponi, Founder & President of Clever Girls

Professor Marlene Rabinovitch MD, Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine

Michealene Risley, Writer, Director

Arnold Rudnick, Writer

Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code

Mary Chan Seid, co-founder, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

Jill Soloway, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Producer, Writer and Director

Professor Ronnie Steinberg, Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies, Vanderbilt University

Sharon Stone, Actor

Amber Tamblyn, Poet, Actor, Producer, Writer and Director

Professor Judith Walsh, Professor and Chair of History and Philosophy, SUNY Old Westbury

Professor Carol Wise, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

Robin Wolaner, founder Parenting Magazine, former CEO of Sunset Publishing, former Executive VP CNET, author of Naked in the Boardroom

Wendy C. Wolf, Women Donors Network Member

Professor Sophia Yen, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor Stanford University School of Medicine, Pediatrics and Founder, Pandia Health

Amy Ziering, Producer of The Hunting Ground and Invisible War


Law Professors*:

Professor Howard E. Abrams, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Professor Ann Bartow, Professor of Law, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Professor G. Marcus Cole, William F. Baxter Visa International Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Professor Stephen F. Diamond, Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law

Professor Michele Landis Dauber, Frederick I. Richman Professor of Law, Stanford Law School

Professor Ronald J. Gilson, Charles J. Meyers Professor of Law and Business, Emeritus, Stanford Law School

Professor Mark Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor at Stanford Law School

Professor Nancy Leong, Professor of Law, University of Denver School of Law

Professor Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

Professor Yvette Joy Liebesman, Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Professor Laura Beth Nielsen, Professor of Sociology and Director of Legal Studies, Northwestern University

Professor Sarah E. Ricks, Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Professor Christopher Sprigman, Professor of Law, NYU Law School

 

*All titles are for identification purposes only

** Indicates Democratic Clubs and Organizations passing official Resolutions of Support for recalling Judge Persky and urging that voters sign the recall petition.

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