Dr. Meghan Fraley
Clinical Psychologist & Political Activist
Issues: Economic Inequality, Labor & Workers' Rights, Mental Health
Ballot Position: #8
I am running for re-election as a California Democratic Party Assembly District Delegate. I am a North Star Progressive Democrat candidate, committed to upholding the values of this progressive movement within the Democratic Party.
As a clinical psychologist and community organizer, I have dedicated my career to using my skills and experience to make a positive impact in my community. I am proud of the organizing experience and accomplishments that I have achieved, including spearheading the South Bay Peninsula Raise the Wage coalition, which helped to secure one of the highest minimum wages in the country for 95% of workers in Santa Clara County. I have also been deeply involved in efforts to promote police reform and accountability in my community, and I led the successful campaign for a progressive business tax in Mountain View, which has resulted in $10 million in new tax revenue each year.
In my professional life, I am a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Clinical Director of Cielo House Eating Disorder treatment centers. I hold a Master's in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Sofia University, which have given me the knowledge and skills to effectively advocate for mental health and well-being.
I am passionate about issues such as economic justice and reducing economic inequality, and I am actively involved in advocacy groups that fight for these aims, including the Mountain View Coalition for Police Reform and Accountability, which I helped to found, Progressive Action Mountain View, Mountain View YIMBY, and the Peninsula Democratic Club, of which I am a board member. I am also a former board member of the Northern California ACLU.
I believe that my combination of professional expertise and community engagement make me uniquely qualified for this role. Throughout my time as a delegate, I have worked to promote progressive values by advocating for a range of important bills that address issues such as environmental sustainability, health and wellness, equity and inclusion, economic justice, and worker protections. As I seek re-election as an ADEM Delegate, I am committed to continuing to promote progressive values and create a more equitable, just, and healthy society for all.
We proudly ENDORSE Dr. Meghan Fraley for ADEM!
Robby Bancroft, Nonprofit Board Member & Housing Activist
Aisha Baro, Nonprofit Executive & Community Leader
Steve Chessin, Voting Reform Activist
Maryann Moise Derwin, Past Portola Valley Mayor & Environmentalist
Hon. Dr. Jennifer DiBrienza, Palo Alto USD President & Activist
Hon. Sally Lieber, Board of Equalization
Hon. Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author & Palo Alto Council Member
Anna Marie Morales, Mobile Home Community Leader & Housing Activist
Alex Nuñez, Mountain View Environmental Planning Commissioner
Dr. Forest Peterson, Labor Activist
Erik Poicon, SV Young Dems VP, Human Relations Commissioner, & Organizer
Juan Rodriguez, Community Leader
Hon. Linda Sell, Sunnyvale Council Member
Ben Spielberg, Co-founder, 34justice.com
Cari Templeton, Palo Alto Planning and Transportation Commissioner
Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA!)
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