This November 1976 BCA poster was one of many drawn by Erika Hamberg, a professional artist. I wanted it to look exactly like a United Farm Workers poster. Cesar Chavez, the Farm Workers, and their state initiative, Proposition 14, were extremely popular in the liberal and progressive communities.
This poster was intended to help John George in his race for Supervisor by slating him directly with Proposition 14.
The poster also demonstrates how active BCA was in June and November elections, not just April city council campaigns.
John George won an easy victory against Billy Rumford and never had a serious challenge again. John George was our progressive Alameda County Supervisor for the rest of his life.
This November 1976 success gave BCA strong confidence heading into the April 1977 municipal election.