It is time to shift power and dollars away from police and incarceration and reinvest in the relief and resilience of The Town’s Black and Brown communities. This requires a cut of 50% to the OPD budget (~$150 Million) and reinvestment of every one of those dollars back into our communities.
The resolution, written by the Black Organizing Project, proposes to eliminate the department and its sworn officers entirely. It would also direct the Superintendent to use these funds for alternative restorative justice solutions to meet the needs of students and a community-driven process to create a safety District plan.
California voters have the opportunity to bring in an extra $12 billion in annual revenue for schools, community programs, and city services to this upcoming November election.
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The movement to #DefundThePolice continues to gain momentum day by day in Oakland. Our people are ready to take charge and create a new Oakland that reflects the priorities and needs of our communities made most vulnerable by decades of institutionalized racism. We’re...
We are all being asked to reimagine a new way to see the world - a world without police. A world where we don’t need to wake up in the morning and hear again how the police acted as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of yet another Black person. We are being...
The momentum is growing day by day. As we continue to demand justice for Black Lives and funding Black Futures and a full transformation from our country’s racist structure, we see beautiful victories sweeping the nation. Just recently, Minneapolis announced they have...
94.1 KPFA UpFront – Political Director, liz suk, interviewed on the OUSD school board vote to eliminate school police
Listen at https://kpfa.org/episode/upfront-june-25-2020/
DISTRUST IN OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL DEEPENS AS COMMUNITY DEMANDS FOR INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE-CENTERED SERVICES ARE IGNORED
DISTRUST IN OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL DEEPENS AS COMMUNITY DEMANDS FOR INVESTMENT IN PEOPLE-CENTERED SERVICES ARE IGNORED Thousands of Oakland residents call foul as their City Council, under the guise of COVID, refuses to invest in community services in favor...
94.1 KPFA UpFront – Political Director, liz suk, interviewed on Oakland mid-cycle budget and City Council meeting to #DefundOPD
Listen to interview here: https://kpfa.org/episode/upfront-june-24-2020/ 0:08 – A video went viral Tuesday of Kentucky voters pounding on the door of a polling place, demanding to be allowed to vote, after the entire city of Louisville, 600,000 people, was allocated...
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