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We Must Center Black Women

March 29, 2021

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 are directly affected by policies, not just provide a seat at the table as an afterthought, but at the beginning, middle, and end. It is those voices that are the experts. They cut through the noise, and when they do, we redistribute power, and free people from the violence of poverty,...Read More
housing for all

Housing is a Human Right

March 29, 2021

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...Read More
Tell Oakland leaders to protect essential service workers now by signing our petition at bitly.com/PaidSickDaysOak

Oakland: Protect Essential Service Workers Now!

April 16, 2020

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 ...Read More
COVID-19 Resources for Workers

COVID-19 Resources for Workers

March 23, 2020

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.
  1. My hours are reduced because of COVID-19.
File an Unemployment Insurance (UI)...Read More
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
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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
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Join Us for Venceremos 2020!

May 22, 2019

  *** 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 ...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