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Community organizations stand for Black lives TONIGHT!

Community organizations stand for Black lives TONIGHT!

This past weekend we saw a nationwide spark of protests to express grief and anger over the most recent deaths by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Steven Taylor, and Tony McDade. Their deaths were added to the list of so many other names of Black people who...

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Are you and your loved ones prepared?

Are you and your loved ones prepared?

As we gear up for a hot summer, it’s important we prepare for and stay alert to California’s natural disasters, such as wildfires and earthquakes. Since COVID-19 hit our communities, the gaps in our safety net allowed for some of our most vulnerable communities to...

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Huge win for Oakland workers!

Huge win for Oakland workers!

On Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to pass the The Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Oakland Employees measure. The legislation will provide numerous protections for our frontline service workers - from grocery clerks to delivery drivers - who...

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Protect Oakland workers! Urge City Council to expand paid sick leave now

Protect Oakland workers! Urge City Council to expand paid sick leave now

As we continue into the new month of sheltering in place, many of us are dependent on service workers on the frontline – from delivery people to ride-share drivers – to be able to meet our daily needs. Many of these workers are predominantly people of color who not only carry out necessary essential work but are also the most financially burdened by the current public health crisis.

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Local Resources Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Local Resources Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

[Last updated: March 25, 2020] Please visit our up-to-date resource page (updated weekly) Times are challenging and difficult. More than ever, we need to rely on each other. When our elected officials at the national level fail to provide guidance, our local elected...

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Community organizations stand for Black lives TONIGHT!

Community organizations stand for Black lives TONIGHT!

This past weekend we saw a nationwide spark of protests to express grief and anger over the most recent deaths by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Steven Taylor, and Tony McDade. Their deaths were added to the list of so many other names of Black people who...

read more
Are you and your loved ones prepared?

Are you and your loved ones prepared?

As we gear up for a hot summer, it’s important we prepare for and stay alert to California’s natural disasters, such as wildfires and earthquakes. Since COVID-19 hit our communities, the gaps in our safety net allowed for some of our most vulnerable communities to...

read more
Huge win for Oakland workers!

Huge win for Oakland workers!

On Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to pass the The Emergency Paid Sick Leave for Oakland Employees measure. The legislation will provide numerous protections for our frontline service workers - from grocery clerks to delivery drivers - who...

read more
Protect Oakland workers! Urge City Council to expand paid sick leave now

Protect Oakland workers! Urge City Council to expand paid sick leave now

As we continue into the new month of sheltering in place, many of us are dependent on service workers on the frontline – from delivery people to ride-share drivers – to be able to meet our daily needs. Many of these workers are predominantly people of color who not only carry out necessary essential work but are also the most financially burdened by the current public health crisis.

read more
Local Resources Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Local Resources Amidst COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

[Last updated: March 25, 2020] Please visit our up-to-date resource page (updated weekly) Times are challenging and difficult. More than ever, we need to rely on each other. When our elected officials at the national level fail to provide guidance, our local elected...

read more

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