Do you believe that public land should serve the public good? The City and Port of Oakland are considering a new mega baseball stadium complex on public land at Jack London Square. With displacement and gentrification at an all-time high in Oakland, this stadium project – proposed by powerful billionaires – could be a playground for the wealthy and out-of-town tourists, or it could be a community-centered project that creates living-wage jobs for local residents, truly affordable housing, a healthier environment, and vital services that keep existing residents in thriving neighborhoods. It is up to us.
Join our collaborative partner, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, for a community town hall on Saturday, October 5th at Taylor United Methodist Church (RSVP here). Demand a strong Community Benefits Agreement that brings good jobs, affordable housing and environmental justice to our communities.
The proposed stadium complex includes a 34,000 seat stadium, 4,000 luxury housing units and an entertainment complex on public land at the Port of Oakland. We and Oakland United – a coalition of residents, workers, faith leaders, and youth – believe that public land and public resources should be for the public good!
Too many long-term residents have already been pushed out of Oakland. Too many families are still vulnerable to displacement. We must act now to make sure any large-scale ballpark development will benefit and not harm local communities that are still here. Join us to ensure “rooted in Oakland” means rooted in community:
Saturday, October 5th | 10 AM – 1 PM
Taylor Memorial Church
1188 12th Street in West Oakland
We saw how when we lifted up community voices, we helped to persuade decision makers to halt the stadium from moving to the Eastside-Chinatown neighborhoods in 2017, preventing the displacement of our immigrant, student, and working-class neighbors (Learn more). While we are proud that the A’s are Rooted in Oakland, we expect them to be a responsible community partner and to do their part to avoid exacerbating the displacement of our communities.
Oakland, CA 94612
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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