Oakland

I Ran Because “I Felt I Had To”: An Interview with Esther Goolsby

September 30, 2020
Esther Goolsby ran for Alameda County Supervisor, District 4, in March 2020, a race which she lost to fifth-term incumbent Nate Miley. The district in…

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“People Hold the Power”: An Interview with Alameda County Office of Education Trustee Angela Normand

September 30, 2020
In September, Bay Rising Action’s Executive Director Kimi Lee interviewed Alameda County Office of Education Trustee Angela Normand, who represents th…

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“I Was Feeling the Call of Community”: An Interview with Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

September 30, 2020
In September 2019, we interviewed Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is on the Oakland City Council representing District 2 which covers Eastlake,…

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Measure QQ – Allow 16- and 17-year-olds to Vote for School Board

Won with 67.8% Yes 32.2% No
In a year where young people fought and won to make their schools safer by eliminating police in schools, youth are leading all over Oakland. Our youn…

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Measure RR – Remove $1000 Limit on Fines for Code Violations

Won with 58.3% Yes 41.7% No
To fight illegal dumping, the city can currently only levy a $1,000 dollar fine — an amount put in place in 1968. This measure would allow the city co…

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Measure S1 – Strengthen Police Commission

Won with 81.2% Yes 18.8% No
As the Oakland Police Commission — a task force that the community won — gets ready to cut Oakland’s policing budget by 50% next year and redire…

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Barbara Lee

Won with 90.4% Yes 9.6% No
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…

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Victor Valerio

Lost with Eliminated in Round 1: 11.8% Yes 88.2% Other Candidates
Victor is a proponent of public schools, and he believes we can make public schools more enticing to families by making them better. Victor grew up in…

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