Cynthia Bonta's (U.S. FWN100™ '12) and Lillian Galedo's (U.S. FWN100™ '07) birthday Fundraiser a Campaign for Rent Control in Alameda, CA

Cynthia Bonta (U.S. FWN100™ '12) and Lillian Galedo (U.S. FWN100™ '07)

Cynthia Bonta (U.S. FWN100™ '12) and Lillian Galedo (U.S. FWN100™ '07)

Celebrate Cynthia Bonta's (U.S. FWN100™ '12) 80th and Lillian Galedo's (U.S. FWN100™ '07) 70th birthdays

A fundraiser for the 2018 campaign for rent control in Alameda, CA

Cynthia & Lillian have been friends for more than 40 years.  We met at the Filipino People's Far West Convention at UC Berkeley in 1975.  Since then we have collaborated on many campaigns like advocating for an accurate history of Filipinos in California's high school curriculum (we lost); ending Martial Law in the Philippines (won this one). In 2016 we campaigned for rent control in Alameda where renters are 55% of residents.  We lost that one, but we live by a common code:  NEVER GIVE UP !

Landlords spent $650k to defeat rent control in Alameda vs. the $30+k rent control advocates spent. Recently, Alameda landlords announced their plans to raise $2 million to block rent control / just cause eviction and defeat progressive candidates for Alameda's City Council in 2018. 

Link to article: "Alameda Landlords Seek to Recapture City Hall"

'Never Give Up'

Join us for merienda, music and magic to support the rent control work of
Alameda Renters Coalition (ARC) and Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ).

Sat., Feb 17, 2018, 2pm to 5pm
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda, CA

"Admission" to the birthday bash is $100 each; or $150 for 2 ($80 + $70), or consider being a birthday party sponsor at one of the following levels:

  • Stakeholder -  $2000 - 2500  (8 tickets)
  • Activist -  $1000 - 1500  (6 tickets)
  • Organizer -  $500 - 999  (4 tickets)
  • Partner -  $250 - 499  (2 tickets)
  • Advocate -  $150 – 249  (1 ticket)

Sponsors will be acknowledged in a commemorative program

You can get a 'ticket' or be a sponsor at: or make a check out to FAJ and mail to: FAJ, 310 - 8th St., Ste 309, Oakland, CA  94607.

If you have any questions please contact Lillian at or Cynthia at

See you Sat. Feb. 17th!