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11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

“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.”

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10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

Thank you Ndidi Love from East Bay Anti-Displacement Collective for joining us on Monday Meals to talk about the how, where, when, why to vote. As Ndidi shared, “I always knew that my vote was the vote for my family’s subsistence and keeping that legacy alive. My mother did things to ensure that we can vote as Black people and Black women. And, so, I have to keep those things going.”

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10.11.22 Monday Meals: Addressing Harm in the Town

10.11.22 Monday Meals: Addressing Harm in the Town

“We think that when some violence happens, increasing public safety or decreasing recidivism comes from police. No. Police are here to police, capture, subdue, and lock up. That’s what the police is here for. Public safety actually comes from investing in community…. the root cause of violence is the lack of resources, lack of investment within our communities, that will actually provide the opportunities for other avenues.” – Saabir Lockett

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Yes on Measure T: Invest in Our Oakland!

Yes on Measure T: Invest in Our Oakland!

Vote YES on Measure T – Invest in Our Oakland – to save essential city services and provide protections for small businesses without increasing the tax burden on residents and homeowners.

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09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

Learn how to use RCV when you vote in the General Elections. This year you may now rank your top 5 choices (previously top 3) for local seats including mayor, city council and school board. RCV allows you to choose the top five candidates who most align with your values, and allows voters to elect someone who garnered the overall support of the majority of voters – all while avoiding expensive primary elections.

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09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers are entering their 5th week of an open-ended strike, making history as the longest mental health strike in U.S. history. We stand in solidarity with caregivers as they invest time and lost wages to demand systemic change and...

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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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11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

“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.”

read more
10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

Thank you Ndidi Love from East Bay Anti-Displacement Collective for joining us on Monday Meals to talk about the how, where, when, why to vote. As Ndidi shared, “I always knew that my vote was the vote for my family’s subsistence and keeping that legacy alive. My mother did things to ensure that we can vote as Black people and Black women. And, so, I have to keep those things going.”

read more
10.11.22 Monday Meals: Addressing Harm in the Town

10.11.22 Monday Meals: Addressing Harm in the Town

“We think that when some violence happens, increasing public safety or decreasing recidivism comes from police. No. Police are here to police, capture, subdue, and lock up. That’s what the police is here for. Public safety actually comes from investing in community…. the root cause of violence is the lack of resources, lack of investment within our communities, that will actually provide the opportunities for other avenues.” – Saabir Lockett

read more
Yes on Measure T: Invest in Our Oakland!

Yes on Measure T: Invest in Our Oakland!

Vote YES on Measure T – Invest in Our Oakland – to save essential city services and provide protections for small businesses without increasing the tax burden on residents and homeowners.

read more
09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

Learn how to use RCV when you vote in the General Elections. This year you may now rank your top 5 choices (previously top 3) for local seats including mayor, city council and school board. RCV allows you to choose the top five candidates who most align with your values, and allows voters to elect someone who garnered the overall support of the majority of voters – all while avoiding expensive primary elections.

read more
09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers are entering their 5th week of an open-ended strike, making history as the longest mental health strike in U.S. history. We stand in solidarity with caregivers as they invest time and lost wages to demand systemic change and...

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

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