Community Control & Political Power

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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Measure BB – Ranked-Choice Voting

Ranked-choice voting allows diverse voices into the electoral process and frees voters to support who most represents them — not just who the politica…

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Marj Davis

Marj Davis is a progressive voice on the city council, and could help usher in a new era of leadership that values the voices of low-income as well as…

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