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Carroll Fife

Oakland City Council District 3
September 14, 2020

Carroll is the definition of an unapologetic, bold, proactive and values-driven leader. She brings a track record of working for — and winning — progressive policies rooted in racial justice and self-determination.

Carroll has a track record of working across coalitions to:

  • Pass California’s strongest city-level eviction moratorium for renters, small businesses, and nonprofits.
  • Prevent the rezoning of the Oakland Coliseum to save 8,000 jobs.
  • Create the Department of Race and Equity at the City of Oakland.
  • Develop Oakland’s groundbreaking cannabis equity program.

District 3 desperately needs Carroll’s leadership to overcome years of questionable decision making under Lynnette Gibson McElhaney, who puts profits before people. McElhaney has invited market-rate development, fueling the displacement of Black and low-income residents. She has consistently voted against Oakland’s workers: opposing minimum wage increases, raises for city workers and fair contracts with union labor. And she has violated city ethics rules for moving policies for personal financial gain.

By contrast, Carroll walks the talk. She led the Moms4Housing movement that changed the city, country and world’s conversations around affordable housing. She serves as the executive director of ACCE and leads the ReFund Oakland Coalition, developing countless policies to improve the lives of Oaklanders.

And most importantly, Carroll has a vision for an equitable Oakland. Her platform to advance a Black New Deal, divest from policing and meet the housing crisis head-on is the vision our community needs. We can’t wait to see it happen.

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