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March 3, 2020 — Primary Election
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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 15

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Sara Brink

Filmmaker
13,841 votes (8.5%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Center marginalized people when making decisions and crafting policy.
  • Make political power more accessible to everyone in our community.
  • Build community resilience in the district.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Filmmaker
Freelance editor, Dancing Stickman (self-owned) (2017–current)
Editor, Seeker (2018–current)
Editor, MentorBox (2018–2018)
Assistant Editor, Final Frame Studios (2016–2017)

Education

DePaul University Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Entrepreneurship (2011)

Biography

Sara Brink moved to Oakland in 2013 to pursue a career in filmmaking. After earning her degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University in Chicago, she found herself working retail sales and barely making ends meet. Her decision to move to California was borne out of a need for a big life change.

Sara's been hustling since she moved here. A self-taught video editor and animator, she developed her skills in filmmaking alongside her skills in organizing. She taught herself to use video editing software by cutting down a livestream from a protest in Ferguson in 2015, which helped protesters there get a restraining order against the police. Even while unemployed, Sara co-founded and organized Bay Area for Bernie in 2015, as well as the non-connected political action committee, Empowering Progressive Initiatives + Candidates, that sprang out of Bay Area for Bernie by legal necessity. 

Even this run for office is a mix of art and politics. While she is currently employed by a digital media brand that makes science education videos, she is participating in a documentary about this campaign run, and about how inaccessible running for office is for people who are just trying to live their lives. 

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Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Center marginalized people.

Listen to Black and Indigenous womxn. 

Repairing harm comes before all other priorities.

Grow strong roots in our communities.

Deepen our commitment to democracy by creating better opportunities for meaningful particpation.

Connect the struggles where we live to struggles around the world.

Reject ideas of safety that come at the expense of our neighbors.

Embrace discomfort.

Use our privileges to punch up.

Government works WITH us, not on our behalf.

Stop voting for the party that keeps losing elections to fascists.

Remember that change is inevitable - so we should harness it instead of letting it ride us down.

 

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