Join us this Saturday for a town hall as we present our vision for how our government can serve us — the people. We and our partners (SEIU, California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, ACCE, California Calls, PICO CA, Evolve, League of Woman Voters, PolicyLink, & others) have the solution for how California can have exceptional schools, health care for all, affordable homes, open libraries, clean parks, and thriving small businesses. Instead of cities declaring a state of fiscal emergency and cutting services left and right, we need to close the tax loopholes that big corporations and the very wealthy use to cheat our communities out of billions.

As a member in the Make It Fair Campaign, we are working to recover $9 billion for California by closing a commercial property tax loophole in Proposition 13 and making corporations pay their fair share in property taxes. With labor unions and community organizations, we are co-hosting a town hall to discuss the proposal and we want to hear from you! 

Bay Area Make It Fair Town Hall
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St, Oakland
Saturday, September 9th 10:30am to 12:30pm
Speakers include State Senator Nancy Skinner, State Senator Scott Wiener & OR Exec. Dir. Jessamyn Sabbag
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Make It Fair would give us the means to invest in California — care for our seniors, build affordable housing, educate our children, train workers, tend our parks, and so much more.

This past spring our outreach team talked to 4,597 voters in East and West Oakland about corporate property tax reform and investing in our communities over the course of 2 weeks. The message of this campaign resulted in our highest percentage of supportive voters to date –– a resounding 96%! Corporations think their money can drown out our voices. We must make our movement so powerful that our voices are heard loud and clear. No more corporate hands outs!

Attend the town hall and learn how you can help build the pressure we need to close the commercial property tax loophole in Prop 13 and recover over $9 billion every year for essential services in California.




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Oakland Rising and our collaborative partners are united in our vision for a city that embodies health, happiness, safety, and equal opportunities for all. Our goal is to create a model of progress and sustainability that showcases the possibilities for American cities in the 21st century. We are committed to dismantling the barriers of racial, economic, political, environmental, and educational inequities that have divided us, and instead, embracing the collective strength found in our city’s diversity. We firmly believe that Oakland can achieve its full potential when every resident, student, and bus rider has the ability to shape our city’s future. This vision is attainable and we are determined to realize it through our collective actions, whether it’s through voting, meetings, or call to actions.

Every year, we release a Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform (VIPP) which outlines the annual policies that we and our eight partner organizations prioritize in order to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice in the Town. Our collaborative’s agenda encompasses a range of critical initiatives, from expanding affordable housing to creating a more equitable democracy through campaign finance reforms. These priorities are designed to provide vital protections and innovative solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community. As we continue our efforts to promote these policies, we hold conversations with thousands of voters, lead and co-host impactful town hall meetings, educate and mobilize residents and voters, and undertake various other initiatives.

To gain a deeper understanding of our commitment to resist, protect, and advance in this political moment, we invite you to explore our 2023 Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform. Together, we are making strides towards a more equitable and just Oakland, and we remain steadfast in our pursuit of change, one vote, one meeting, one march at a time.

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