My heart is breaking for our homeless neighbors and for the City we love. Thirty-seven more residents are now without shelter because of the tragic fire in East Oakland.  Our City Council has failed to act with compassion or competence in dealing with this crisis. They plan to evict 100 people living in tents at Lake Merritt while offering our homeless neighbors nowhere to go.  I know you share my deep concern. I cannot express how urgent it is that we come together and talk to voters this Sunday about the REAL, compassionate solutions we have at our fingertips. People have nowhere to go, and it’s up to us to make those solutions happen because the current City Council is unable or unwilling to act.Read more
In a Sweeping Victory, Oakland District 2 Council Candidate Nikki Fortunato Bas Secures Endorsement from Alameda Labor Council AFL-CIO
The 60-6 vote in favor of Nikki Fortunato Bas highlights her experience and commitment to working families, worker justice, and coalition building.
Oakland- On Monday the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which represents 135 unions, endorsed Nikki Fortunato Bas in a sweeping 60-6 vote. The Labor Council issued a sole endorsement for Bas, who has already gained support from a broad coalition of labor unions, community-based organizations, and District 2 neighbors.Read more
Creating an Oakland for all of us requires that we walk the talk about equity. This week, I attended the City's final community meeting about its Equity Indicators Report. Oakland's grade of 33.5% is an epic failure for racial equity. Oakland can do better than this.
Under Oakland's current administration and city council, the number of people living in homelessness has grown by nearly 40%. Nearly 3/4 of people without homes in Oakland are Black. More and more of our neighbors are living in tents under freeways every night.Read more
This morning, the US Supreme Court ruled on the wrong side of history and with billionaire CEOs trying to take away the rights of workers to organize into unions. The ruling on Janus v. AFSCME overturns 40 years of precedent and will allow public sector workers to benefit from the protections of a union without having to pay “fair share fees”. This is an attack on working people everywhere and an attempt by the Right to further dismantle our unions and our voice on the job.
Nikki Fortunato Bas for Oakland City Council District 2 inaugurates a guest editorial series with this perspective on community safety and the Oakland budget by John Jones III. Guest authors are experts in their fields with a vision for Oakland. These editorials are intended to educate voters and stimulate discussion about solutions. The views expressed are not necessarily those of Nikki Fortunato Bas whose platform can be found here.Read more
Many of you have been with me since the campaign launch event at Kim Huong's restaurant back in December. You have contributed your time, money, and effort to ensuring that my campaign had a strong start. I thank you for being there and supporting me every step of the way. So many of you have joined me on the doors talking to neighbors and learning about what folks love about Oakland and what they want to see change.
During this Asian Pacific American (APA) Heritage Month, I honor the Asian American women who have mentored me and Oakland’s many organizations who serve our diverse Asian Pacific American community.
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our weekly campaign mobilizations. The conversations we’ve had on the doors have been informative and will shape my platform. Click here to sign up for a future mobilization.
This Saturday, we'll canvass the San Antonio neighborhood and then enjoy the annual Malcolm X Jazz Fest in the park. This is an iconic District 2 neighborhood event that brings our community together to celebrate across generations.Read more
Happy Mother’s Day to all those who mother, whether birth mother, adopted mother or caregiver to a child you hold dear. As I step up to take on more leadership in our beloved city, I’ve reflected on how motherhood has prepared me to serve Oakland.Read more
The endorsements keep rolling in! I am excited to announce that the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) Action has endorsed my campaign for Oakland City Council District 2.