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Stacy Thomas

#1 Choice: OUSD School Board District 1
September 14, 2020

Stacy is a bookkeeper by trade and wants to focus on how to use the budget as a moral compass and, after an audit, how to clearly address these priorities by focusing funding to school sites. She needs support navigating Board politics and using a community engagement model that includes organizing families. She believes that the sale of publicly-owned properties should be barred and that we should consider innovative ways to use properties like housing, community centers, etc.

There really is no big difference between Stacy Thomas and her opponent Sam Davis. They both support budget accountability and oppose school closures, publicly-owned property sales and charter school expansion. 

Stacy is a little more adamant about abolishing the presence of police in schools. She believes that there is no real place for police in schools; while Sam sees that there could be some need for emergency police support but believes there should be no ongoing police presence.

They both need a little more support on seeing the impact of privatization beyond the school system, its connection to gentrification and how to address the impacts of gentrification within the schools.

Barbara Lee

U.S. Representative, District 13
For many in Oakland, we say “Barbara Lee speaks for me.” Rep. Barbara Lee has been a tireless fighter for justice, civil rights, and equal…

Elizabeth Echols, appointed board director, EBRPD

Alameda County Parks and Rec Board of Directors Ward 1 (Richmond)
Elizabeth is a longtime public servant. She has long supported the workers in the park service, combated climate change through her role with the park…

Aziz Akbari

Alameda County Water District
Aziz leads with his values to make safe, clean, affordable water available to all people in Alameda County, whether we’re white, Black, brown, o…

Ramesh Gopalan

Alameda County Water District
Ramesh is a new voice and committed advocate, running because of the steep rate increases to our water bills and the need for climate resilience.

Leah Simon-Weisberg

Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board
The dynamic Right to Housing slate of candidates includes a wealth of experience and deep community values. Five seats are open in this race. Walker,…