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Shirley Chisolm, the first Black women elected to congress, famously advised those who do not have a seat at the table to bring a folding chair. I challenge us to do better this Women’s History Month and beyond. We need to start centering Black women’s voices and those who
housing for all
It’s been a little over 100 years since women won the right to vote, and today, we just take that for granted. 100 years from now, I’d like to say that that women won housing for all, and that it will just be a given that housing is a
Tell Oakland leaders to protect essential service workers now by signing our petition at bitly.com/PaidSickDaysOak
We are all depending on service workers during the shelter-in-place. By protecting them, we protect the public. Oakland City Council is set to vote in April. Urge them to VOTE YES to expand paid sick days for ALL with NO loopholes, and ensure folks can return to work after
RESOURCES FOR WORKERS (ver la informacion en Español más abajo) You may qualify for a program that can cover a portion of your lost wages due to COVID-19. My hours are reduced because of COVID-19. File an Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claim with the State of California. UI provides a
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
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 a well-deserved pay increase! Last fall, EBASE fought alongside
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 control and other tenant protections to prevent more
  *** SAVE THE DATE *** Venceremos 2020 is on its way! Please join us in celebration the evening of Thursday, September 10th from 6:00-9:00pm. To Sponsor the event, please fill out and return one of these forms: $2,500 and above or $2,500 and below. Stay tuned for venue,
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
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