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City Council Voting on Eviction Moratorium Phase-out

City Council Voting on Eviction Moratorium Phase-out

Good news: on April 11th, City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Dan Kalb’s proposed plan for an eviction moratorium phaseout was PASSED out of the Community and Economic Development Committee. The proposal now goes to the full Oakland City...

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Step in the Right Direction for Alameda County

Since voters elected Pamela Price as their new District Attorney, we have witnessed progress made to Alameda County’s criminal justice system. As a member of the Alameda County DA Accountability Table, we helped set the tone for DA Price’s priorities with a 100-Day...

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04.10.23 Monday Meals: Defund OPD

04.10.23 Monday Meals: Defund OPD

“We know a reality of this budget cycle is that the city is facing a deficit and they’re telling us that there will be cuts. Now the conversation is where will those cuts come from, because we know that there’s one department that is funded more than any other in the city [Oakland Police Department]. And when we think about what keeps us safe and those resources that we need, then I have some ideas about where those budget cuts can come from. And so do our community members that we’re in coalition with, we don’t do this work alone.” -Refilwe Gqajela

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Care First, Jails Last!

Care First, Jails Last!

Join the Care First, Jails Last Community Coalition for a peaceful protest this Saturday, April 1st at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin (5325 Broder Blvd) starting at 1pm to call attention to the ongoing deaths at Santa Rita Jail. We will be holding space for community...

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Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

Art and culture have the power to move minds and hearts. Are you a visionary artist with a passion for engaging in local politics and driving systemic change? Bring your talents to our cultural strategy to amplify the policies and issues we push to advance through our...

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03.20.23 Monday Meals: The Power of Small Businesses

03.20.23 Monday Meals: The Power of Small Businesses

We talked with Adrionna Fike, a marketer serving Black farmers and former worker/owner of Mandela Grocery Cooperative, and Jameelah Lane, CEO of Melan-AID and cofounder/ worker owner of the DEEP, about the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and the REAL People’s Fund 3 Part Build Better series! Learn more about the power of small businesses, the needs of our local small business community, and more!

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Demand Safe and Racially-Just Schools in Oakland

Demand Safe and Racially-Just Schools in Oakland

Were you one of the hundreds of supporters who came out last week to the Oakland Education Association’s (OEA) rally? With perfect weather on our side, the rally took place at the Lake Merritt amphitheater, creating an amazing backdrop for the fight for the safe,...

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Monday Meals 03.13.23 Monday Meals: The Fight for Public Education

Monday Meals 03.13.23 Monday Meals: The Fight for Public Education

Hilaria Barajas-Barragan, 3rd Grade Spanish Teacher at International Community School and OEA Bargaining Rep., and James Barbuto, Social Science Teacher at Skyline High School and OEA Site Rep. & OEA Bargaining Rep. joined us this Monday Meals to talk about how we can support Oakland educators and students. Tune in to learn more about the Oakland Education Association rally and their demands for safe, stable, and racially just Oakland schools, and more!

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City Council Voting on Eviction Moratorium Phase-out

City Council Voting on Eviction Moratorium Phase-out

Good news: on April 11th, City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and Councilmember Dan Kalb’s proposed plan for an eviction moratorium phaseout was PASSED out of the Community and Economic Development Committee. The proposal now goes to the full Oakland City...

read more

Step in the Right Direction for Alameda County

Since voters elected Pamela Price as their new District Attorney, we have witnessed progress made to Alameda County’s criminal justice system. As a member of the Alameda County DA Accountability Table, we helped set the tone for DA Price’s priorities with a 100-Day...

read more
04.10.23 Monday Meals: Defund OPD

04.10.23 Monday Meals: Defund OPD

“We know a reality of this budget cycle is that the city is facing a deficit and they’re telling us that there will be cuts. Now the conversation is where will those cuts come from, because we know that there’s one department that is funded more than any other in the city [Oakland Police Department]. And when we think about what keeps us safe and those resources that we need, then I have some ideas about where those budget cuts can come from. And so do our community members that we’re in coalition with, we don’t do this work alone.” -Refilwe Gqajela

read more
Care First, Jails Last!

Care First, Jails Last!

Join the Care First, Jails Last Community Coalition for a peaceful protest this Saturday, April 1st at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin (5325 Broder Blvd) starting at 1pm to call attention to the ongoing deaths at Santa Rita Jail. We will be holding space for community...

read more
Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

Art and culture have the power to move minds and hearts. Are you a visionary artist with a passion for engaging in local politics and driving systemic change? Bring your talents to our cultural strategy to amplify the policies and issues we push to advance through our...

read more
03.20.23 Monday Meals: The Power of Small Businesses

03.20.23 Monday Meals: The Power of Small Businesses

We talked with Adrionna Fike, a marketer serving Black farmers and former worker/owner of Mandela Grocery Cooperative, and Jameelah Lane, CEO of Melan-AID and cofounder/ worker owner of the DEEP, about the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and the REAL People’s Fund 3 Part Build Better series! Learn more about the power of small businesses, the needs of our local small business community, and more!

read more
Demand Safe and Racially-Just Schools in Oakland

Demand Safe and Racially-Just Schools in Oakland

Were you one of the hundreds of supporters who came out last week to the Oakland Education Association’s (OEA) rally? With perfect weather on our side, the rally took place at the Lake Merritt amphitheater, creating an amazing backdrop for the fight for the safe,...

read more
Monday Meals 03.13.23 Monday Meals: The Fight for Public Education

Monday Meals 03.13.23 Monday Meals: The Fight for Public Education

Hilaria Barajas-Barragan, 3rd Grade Spanish Teacher at International Community School and OEA Bargaining Rep., and James Barbuto, Social Science Teacher at Skyline High School and OEA Site Rep. & OEA Bargaining Rep. joined us this Monday Meals to talk about how we can support Oakland educators and students. Tune in to learn more about the Oakland Education Association rally and their demands for safe, stable, and racially just Oakland schools, and more!

read more

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