Oakland

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

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

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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