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07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

At this Monday Meals, we had City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and City Councilmember Dan Kalb join us to talk about the Oakland Fair Elections Act and Invest in Our Oakland Act + affordable housing measures on the November ballot....

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Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Watch our Community Info Session recording to learn more about two important measures on the November ballot that will help build political power in the flatlands and generate resources for important community services and programs for years to come. Learn...

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...

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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...

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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
07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

At this Monday Meals, we had City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and City Councilmember Dan Kalb join us to talk about the Oakland Fair Elections Act and Invest in Our Oakland Act + affordable housing measures on the November ballot....

read more
Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Watch our Community Info Session recording to learn more about two important measures on the November ballot that will help build political power in the flatlands and generate resources for important community services and programs for years to come. Learn...

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

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