The Oakland Justice Coalition announces its support for the three 2016 ballot initiatives in front of City Hall. Photo by Tulio Ospina.

Three Ballot Measures That Could Change Oakland in November

The Oakland Justice Coalition, a coalition of social justice oriented organizations working to support ballot initiatives and progressive candidates in 2016, has announced support for three measures for which it is gathering signatures to go [...]
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12 Suggested Actions to Protect Tenants in Oakland

The following list was submitted to City Council, containing some actions the council can take during the temporary housing state of emergency to provide long-term protections to Oakland residents who are being forced out of [...]
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Organize for Moratorium on Rent Increases

In response to rising calls for action from the community, the City Council will vote Tuesday, April 5 on whether to declare a housing state of emergency, in response to an unprecedented crisis that affects [...]
(Bottom row, left to right) Council President Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, Councilmember Desley Brooks.

Will Council Back Moratorium on Excessive Rents and Unjust Evictions? At least 6 council members’ votes needed to pass state of emergency Tuesday evening

The Oakland Post has asked the eight members of the Oakland City Council and Mayor Libby Schaaf whether they are supporting a declaration of a housing state of emergency, which is on the council’s agenda [...]
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Funds to Help Jobseekers Continue to Decline Under Libby Schaaf Mayor’s promise for jobs unfulfilled

Under Mayor Libby Schaaf’s administration, job training funds for unemployed adults and youth are continuing to be cut, raising questions about the mayor’s campaign promise for jobs for low-income, underserved communities. &
From left to right: Cat Brooks of the Anti Police-Terror Project, Antrinette Jenkins (Yuvette Henderson’s sister), Jameson (Henderson’s brother) and civil rights attorney Dan Siegel announce their lawsuit against the City of Emeryville and Emeryville police. Photo by Nikolas Zelinski.

Families of Police Victims Demand End to Slow Release of Coroner’s Reports

The Anti Police-Terror Project, in partnership with families who have lost loved ones to police violence, has launched a campaign calling for the Alameda County Sheriff’s department to release coroner’s reports in police-involved deaths within [...]
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Organizations Unite to Form 2016 Electoral Coalition Groups Introduce Police Commission, Renter’s Rights and $20 Minimum Wage Ballot Initiatives

The Oakland Justice Coalition rallied in front of City Hall on Thursday to announce its plan to support progressive ballot initiatives and candidates in 2016. These ballot measures include the Protect Oakland Tenants Initiative, the [...]
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Oakland Schools in Turmoil as District Threatens to Remove 17 Principals

As the school year begins to wind down, planning is underway for next year. But many of Oakland’s schools – especially flatland schools – are in turmoil and are anxiously worrying whether the district administration [...]
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Councilmember Gallo Explains Why He Stood Alone to Oppose E. 12th Street Project “The dollar becomes more important than taking care of our people,” says Gallo

Noel Gallo was the only member of the Oakland City Council who voted last week against the council’s behind-closed-door decision to sell public land at Lake Merritt to UrbanCore to build a majority market-rate project, [...]