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2022 Primaries Election Debrief

2022 Primaries Election Debrief

(Spanish and Chinese below) Last week, our sister organization, Oakland Rising, hosted a primary election debrief where we got into the nitty and gritty details of how the Primary Election results will directly impact the Town and shape the General Election on...

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6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

Jon Bean and liz suk covered preliminary election results for the June 7th Primary. They discussed the implications for several seats and which seats might need to go to the November General Election to be decided.

read more
From the Doors to the Ballot Box

From the Doors to the Ballot Box

Thank you to our Election Day volunteers and our outreach team for their daily work at the doors and over the phone to educate and mobilize voters to the ballot box. This spring, we held conversations with 1,120 new or unlikely voters in Oakland. As mail-in-ballots...

read more
6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

Find out what is at stake this election, and learn about the role of the public officials who we have the power to elect – District Attorney, Sheriff, Coroner, Board of Supervisors and others. Their choices, policies, and budgets impact us daily.

read more
2022 Townie Awards Go To…!

2022 Townie Awards Go To…!

For over a decade, the Townie Awards have recognized those who’ve stood out when it comes to championing racial, economic and environmental justice in the Town. This year, we’ve added the new category of Culture Maker Townie in recognition of the vital role that art and culture holds in moving minds and hearts.

read more
5/23/22 Monday Meals: Demand for Good Jobs at Howard Terminal

5/23/22 Monday Meals: Demand for Good Jobs at Howard Terminal

Isaiah Toney from East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy talked through the community benefits agreement which groups like EBASE are fighting for at Howard Terminal, and how it is a crucial component to guarantee that this proposed development brings good jobs...

read more
5/16/22 Monday Meals: Youth Building Democracy

5/16/22 Monday Meals: Youth Building Democracy

UPM and CURYJ organizers share why civic engagement matters to youth. As Kaila says, “the sheriff in the past has always slid by. People don’t know they can hold them accountable too – we can press and put pressure on them.”

read more
4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

Thanks to Ari Tanaka-Vasquez from Oakland Indie Alliance @oakindies and Jessie Nguyen from the REAL People’s Fund @realpeoplesfund for joining us to talk about the proposed progressive business tax in Oakland.

read more
4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

“For us to get people to say ‘actually my participation is going to make a difference’ – that is what is really exciting about this opportunity is that people now have another pathway to participate in a system that has previously locked us out and continues to create laws to keep us out.”

read more
2022 Primaries Election Debrief

2022 Primaries Election Debrief

(Spanish and Chinese below) Last week, our sister organization, Oakland Rising, hosted a primary election debrief where we got into the nitty and gritty details of how the Primary Election results will directly impact the Town and shape the General Election on...

read more
6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

Jon Bean and liz suk covered preliminary election results for the June 7th Primary. They discussed the implications for several seats and which seats might need to go to the November General Election to be decided.

read more
From the Doors to the Ballot Box

From the Doors to the Ballot Box

Thank you to our Election Day volunteers and our outreach team for their daily work at the doors and over the phone to educate and mobilize voters to the ballot box. This spring, we held conversations with 1,120 new or unlikely voters in Oakland. As mail-in-ballots...

read more
6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

Find out what is at stake this election, and learn about the role of the public officials who we have the power to elect – District Attorney, Sheriff, Coroner, Board of Supervisors and others. Their choices, policies, and budgets impact us daily.

read more
2022 Townie Awards Go To…!

2022 Townie Awards Go To…!

For over a decade, the Townie Awards have recognized those who’ve stood out when it comes to championing racial, economic and environmental justice in the Town. This year, we’ve added the new category of Culture Maker Townie in recognition of the vital role that art and culture holds in moving minds and hearts.

read more
5/23/22 Monday Meals: Demand for Good Jobs at Howard Terminal

5/23/22 Monday Meals: Demand for Good Jobs at Howard Terminal

Isaiah Toney from East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy talked through the community benefits agreement which groups like EBASE are fighting for at Howard Terminal, and how it is a crucial component to guarantee that this proposed development brings good jobs...

read more
5/16/22 Monday Meals: Youth Building Democracy

5/16/22 Monday Meals: Youth Building Democracy

UPM and CURYJ organizers share why civic engagement matters to youth. As Kaila says, “the sheriff in the past has always slid by. People don’t know they can hold them accountable too – we can press and put pressure on them.”

read more
4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

Thanks to Ari Tanaka-Vasquez from Oakland Indie Alliance @oakindies and Jessie Nguyen from the REAL People’s Fund @realpeoplesfund for joining us to talk about the proposed progressive business tax in Oakland.

read more
4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

“For us to get people to say ‘actually my participation is going to make a difference’ – that is what is really exciting about this opportunity is that people now have another pathway to participate in a system that has previously locked us out and continues to create laws to keep us out.”

read more

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