Deputy Director of Campaigns
Isaiah Toney is an Oakland, California based organizer raised in racial and economic justice movements in Oakland. Isaiah has spent the past fifteen years organizing on a range of issues, including student debt, labor solidarity, transportation, police accountability, and racial equity. Isaiah is a proud graduate of traditional schools in the Oakland Unified School District, where he was frequently the only Black man in advanced courses. Isaiah is a graduate of the Center for Third World Organizing’s Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program and majored in Sociology and Women’s Studies at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he organized with the Student Labor Action Project, a project of Jobs with Justice and the United States Student Association.
Isaiah lives with his wife, Jessamyn, and three year old Khalilah in the Laurel District in Oakland, where Isaiah grew up. He enjoys music, cycling, history, science fiction, and bright moments spent in community.