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Community Impacts of A’s Preferred Stadium Location

The Oakland A's are considering building their new ballpark next to Laney Community College and Chinatown. While we're glad the Oakland A's are Rooted in Oakland, we believe that community college public land should be used for public good like affordable education and protecting cultural, historic neighborhoods.

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Race, Power & Privilege Training for Oakland's Emerging Leaders

Facilitated by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, our Lead East Bay cohort of social justice leaders took a deep dive into how to both interrupt and build power as needed to advance an agenda for racial justice. 

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Making It Fair Around The Bay

What would you do with an extra $9 billion per year for California? It’s time we ask ourselves that since Californian voters may soon have the chance to close a loophole that allows large...

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Make It Fair – People Over Profits!

For too long, corporate interests have been prioritized above those of our communities. We can’t pass up this chance to reinvest in our schools, healthcare, affordable housing, services for youth and seniors, parks, and other programs from which we all – especially our most vulnerable community members –...

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Make It Fair Town Hall 9/9

Our dreams for a better community can come true. Learn how you can help build the pressure we need to close the commercial property tax loophole in Prop 13 and recover over $9 billion every year for essential services in California.

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Guide to Weekend Activities to End White Supremacy -- 8/26-27

Our friends at Bay Resistance compiled resources to this weekend's actions to lift up unity and justice, and to push back against the hate and racism of the planned white supremacists...

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Building the New Majority

The future of political change rests in the hands of millennials. Their choice to engage -- or not engage -- in traditional civic avenues can tip the scales for the progressive movement.

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Charlottesville

Let’s be clear: white supremacy is nothing new and People of Color have been battling white supremacy in its many forms since the time...

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Training the Next Generation of Progressive Leaders

To build a more socially just Bay Area, we recruited this amazing cohort of leaders from base-building organizations across Alameda County to our new leadership development program. By recruiting from the base, we are lifting up leaders into appointed and elected roles who have ties to a community to which they are accountable.

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Speak Out for Affordable Housing TODAY!

Oakland's budget is a moral document and an expression of the core values of our city. Tomorrow our City Council will finalize the 2017-19 budget, so NOW is the time to take action and let them know we expect better.

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