Ban the Box

July 26, 2017

When we met in 2014, I was canvassing to raise Oakland’s minimum wage, and John was working as a Burger King security officer. He had recently been released after spending one-third of his life in prison and was focused on …

Public Land for Public Good

June 23, 2017

With the skyrocketing cost of housing and commercial real estate in the Bay Area, EBASE is ensuring that large development projects meet the needs of the low-income workers and communities of color. And when public land and public funding is

Coliseum City and Oakland Gentrification

July 28, 2015

esther goolsbyThe heart and soul of Oakland is at stake, and the Coliseum City development will dramatically change our city. Hundreds of acres of public land in East Oakland are being developed with millions of dollars of public funds

6.5 Million People Get a Raise as Wage Hikes Spread

March 2, 2015

kate and nikki oped on $15

6.5 million California working people and our communities took a giant leap forward in our quest for a true living wage! In Spring 2016, Governor Brown signed a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2022.

Three years

Faith-Rooted Organizing to Lift Our Communities

May 28, 2014


Faith communities gather to defend immigrant rights

For many Bay Area Progressives, the term “organized religion,” evokes negative associations with oppression, rigidity, and Right Wing politics. Yet, we have seen across generations and social movements, the important role that faith …

Ensuring Good Jobs on Large Development Projects

May 28, 2014

The Revive Oakland family fights for good jobs for all

When public dollars and land are at play, Revive Oakland is there to ensure that the Oakland and East Bay residents benefit. It is not enough to merely create jobs, we must create quality, family-sustaining careers to revive our regional …