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I’m an Immigrant and Mom: Join Me in Fighting Hate

February 9, 2017

airport photograph brooke 3Like many of you, I was one of the tens of thousands of people at airports across the country protesting Trump’s ban of refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim countries.

As I held my sign at SFO, I thought about …

Housing Measures Move Forward

November 22, 2016

jj-speaker-training-thinThis 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,

Emeryville Passes Fair Workweek Policy

November 22, 2016

Every once in a while, we win big. Last night was a special night in Emeryville where City Council voted unanimously 5-0 to pass a Fair Workweek policy with no loopholes!

You were there last year when Emeryville passed the …

Elect Justice

June 6, 2016

Elect Justice website graphicWe’re Standing Up for Our Communities 365 Days of the Year

2016. It’s a big election year. But EVERY day EBASE, our allies, and supporters like you work hard to create good jobs and healthy, vibrant, and diverse neighborhoods.

Let’s …

Women Warriors Among Us

March 25, 2016

A Women’s History Month blog from EBASE ED Kate O’Hara.

Since my daughter was born five years ago, I’ve become increasingly aware that the issues of low-wage workers are women’s issues. From equal and decent pay to affordable childcare to …

How 10 years Changed Me and a City

March 10, 2016

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Ten years ago, I started out at EBASE as a research associate, wanting to make a difference in the economic justice movement crunching numbers and scheming ways to leverage policies for organizing.

Little did I know that within a few …

Oakland Trib OPED: Community Needs on Stadium Deal

February 5, 2016

Miss Sherry speaksFollowing is an OPED from Miss Sherry, an Oakland United and CJJC member. EBASE is part of Oakland United, a coalition of residents, workers, faith leaders, community organizations, and unions invested in the health and economy of Oakland. Collectively, we …

Oakland Tribune – EBASE Oped on Walmart Closures

January 29, 2016

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Growing up in an East Coast suburb, I remember strolling the aisles of Walmart on the weekends, especially when it was cold outside. My family bought clothes, school supplies, and our basic needs there. At some point, Walmart move a …