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Barbara Lee

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

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

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

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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Victor Valerio

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

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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