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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.”

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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.

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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.”

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Invest in Our Oakland!

Invest in Our Oakland!

Did you know a new tax structure could save essential city services and provide protections for small businesses without increasing the tax burden on residents and homeowners? It’s time to modernize Oakland’s outdated 20 year-old regressive business tax...

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3/28/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections

3/28/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections

“We’ve had the public financing program in place for decades and it has helped to counterbalance some of the huge spending from the corporate and developer interests.” Hear SF Supervisor Gordon Mar talk about how we can curb the influence that big money has in elections.

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Alameda County District Attorney Candidate Forum

Alameda County District Attorney Candidate Forum

Did you know that the District Attorney holds immense power in deciding the fate of individuals, their families, loved ones, and the community at large? The DA can decide who to charge and who not to charge, resentencing, as well as the power to choose alternatives to...

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3/21/22 Monday Meals: District Attorney

3/21/22 Monday Meals: District Attorney

Today’s Monday Meals conversation on the Alameda County District Attorney forum included special guests, Danny Thongsy, Coordinator of the Justice Reinvestment Coalition, J Vasquez, Policy & Legal Services Manager at CURYJ, and OR’s Deputy Director, Jon Bean. RSVP...

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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
Invest in Our Oakland!

Invest in Our Oakland!

Did you know a new tax structure could save essential city services and provide protections for small businesses without increasing the tax burden on residents and homeowners? It’s time to modernize Oakland’s outdated 20 year-old regressive business tax...

read more
3/28/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections

3/28/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections

“We’ve had the public financing program in place for decades and it has helped to counterbalance some of the huge spending from the corporate and developer interests.” Hear SF Supervisor Gordon Mar talk about how we can curb the influence that big money has in elections.

read more
Alameda County District Attorney Candidate Forum

Alameda County District Attorney Candidate Forum

Did you know that the District Attorney holds immense power in deciding the fate of individuals, their families, loved ones, and the community at large? The DA can decide who to charge and who not to charge, resentencing, as well as the power to choose alternatives to...

read more
3/21/22 Monday Meals: District Attorney

3/21/22 Monday Meals: District Attorney

Today’s Monday Meals conversation on the Alameda County District Attorney forum included special guests, Danny Thongsy, Coordinator of the Justice Reinvestment Coalition, J Vasquez, Policy & Legal Services Manager at CURYJ, and OR’s Deputy Director, Jon Bean. RSVP...

read more

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