The Alameda County District Attorney race is open for the first time in over a decade and has the potential to transform what public safety and justice look like for the next four years and beyond.
Cat Brooks joined us this Monday Meals to breakdown the final election results and talk about what the results mean for the future of Oakland. What will it mean to have a progressive leaning mayor and a progressive majority in City Council? “Investing in prevention is...
Leaders Saabir Lockett from our partner East Bay Alliance for Sustainable Economy and Jose Bernal from our partner Ella Baker Center joined us this Monday Meals to breakdown the preliminary election results. How will the election results impact us now and the future...
“When I came to Oakland Rising, I really started to have a different understanding about electoral power and political power, and using the electoral system to build more people power. It is a way to talk to people about issues in a way that grassroots organizing takes many years. I’ve come to really appreciate electoral work because of that.”
“It has increased participation in lesser areas in Seattle, and voter turnout from communities of color” and in traditionally low-turnout areas, said Liz Suk, executive director of Oakland Rising, one of the groups that sponsored Measure W. “The way folks are campaigning has changed.”
Voters overwhelmingly approved Measure W in Oakland today, signaling a desire for a more participatory, responsive, and accountable local democracy. With anti-democratic forces on the march around the nation, Oakland is pushing back. Measure W creates a Democracy Dollars program to revolutionize campaign financing for local elections. It will enable all eligible Oaklanders to receive four $25 vouchers to support local political candidates of their choice, making every household a potential donor household and bringing power back to the people.
Statement on Measure T from Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas & the Invest In Our Oakland Coalition
With the passage of Measure T, we’ve taken a significant step towards addressing this lack of investment and creating equity for small businesses.
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