The Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement has announced its endorsement of several candidates in local races in the upcoming election, including Aidan Hill in the race for Berkeley mayor. Below run our profile of Aidan.
Aidan Hill is a person who thinks globally and acts locally. Currently attending UC Berkeley studying climate change and public policy, Aidan also serves as the vice-chair on the Berkeley Homeless Commission and as a United Nations Department of Global Communications affiliate.
Aidan has also worked with and/or volunteered for the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG), Youth Spirit Artwork and East Bay Food Not Bombs. Aidan is running on a platform of environmental justice and human rights in their run for the office against incumbent Jesse Arreguin, environmental attorney Wayne Hsiung and retiree Naomi D. Pete.
In an interview with independent news outlet Berkeleyside.com, Aidan explained the motivation behind running for mayor: “We are at a moment in history where the political decisions we make now will affect the rest of our collective history. As humans, we have the ability to protect our commons: the land, the sea, and the air. We also have the ability for great chaos such as nuclear weapons, land degradation, and the stain of poverty that denies basic human rights.
“True equity is out of reach for too many people in the city of Berkeley. Climate change, coronavirus, and digital misinformation continue to divide us. Families sacrifice their peace of mind to meet their basic needs and many residents have fallen through our social safety net, relying on mutual aid to get by. Our leaders, now more than ever, must be willing to fight for our future generations.”
For Aidan’s Berkeley mayoral campaign, visit Hill.Nationbuilder.com.