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Moving Towards a Moral Budget in Oakland

Moving Towards a Moral Budget in Oakland

September 6, 2019

Moving Towards a Moral Budget in Oakland

The Town came closer than ever to passing a People’s Budget in 2019
“A city’s budget is not just an economic or political document. It’s a moral document, a statement of our values and priorities. A moral budget must meet the needs of our community. It must serve and protect the most vulnerable. It must put people above profits. It must encourage all to flourish and reach their potential. It must honor and respect our human rights and dignity.” -Reverend Lynice Pinkard
This year, the Oakland City Council came closer than ever to...Read More
Congratulations Oakland Workers!

Congratulations Oakland Workers!

August 28, 2019

Measure Z’s new wage increase took effect on July 1, 2019. All hotel workers in Oakland will now receive $15 / hour with health benefits or $20 / hour without health benefits. On July 1st, hotel workers in Oakland got
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Concord Housing Justice Fight Continues!

Concord Housing Justice Fight Continues!

August 22, 2019

Tenants and workers gather to protest high rents in May Day rally
 
Hundreds of Concord residents poured into the streets for the annual May Day rally and march on May 1.Their message was that the City Council must pass rent
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Join us in celebrating 20 years of EBASE!

May 22, 2019

Major gratitude to the allies, alumni, board, family, friends, staff, and sponsors who made our 20th Anniversary event, “Venceremos: We Will Win!” such a life-giving experience! Visit our Facebook page here for photos & highlights! The 20th Anniversary Celebration included:...Read More

White People Must Fix White People

October 27, 2017

Between the political attacks on our communities from the Trump administration and the fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes, there is hardly anyone that hasn’t woken up feeling flattened in the past year. The hate and racism that people have experienced throughout history has been magnified. We are in the fight of our lives. But to say that this hate is new is coming from a place of privilege. ...Read More

Ban the Box for Racial Justice

October 27, 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...Read More

Immigration Wins in Contra Costa County

October 27, 2017

A few months ago, a friend was visiting her parents and placed a Black Lives Matter sign in her old bedroom window. Her family lives in the heart of Contra Costa County, but given their liberal values, she thought they wouldn’t mind it. Yet when she recently returned, it was gone. As someone who grew up in that part of the East Bay, I recognize the dynamic: people are liberal, yet not willing to stand up for racial justice....Read More

FAME: Resistance Through Faith

October 27, 2017

On January 28, 2017, when news began to spread that immigrants and refugees were being detained at U.S. airports, many of us knew we had to go to SFO and stand up against this injustice. Why did we do this? For the members of the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), it is our faith which calls upon us to Resist – to become the justice that the world so needs....Read More

Housing Measures Move Forward

November 22, 2016

This fall, affordable housing and renter protection measures moved forward throughout the Bay Area. In Oakland, EBASE and our Protect Oakland Renters Coalition partners helped pass Measure JJ with 74% of the vote to strengthen rent control, expand eviction protections,...Read More