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.
On Monday, April 23rd, in front of Oakland City Hall, I joined the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action, and their allies across the State to announce a momentous milestone in the campaign to help ensure renters in California have better protections. As we rallied in Oakland, members of the coalition turned in more than 565,000 signatures to the California Secretary of State to put on the ballot a repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. We heard from tenants who have been displaced by rising rents and who face housing insecurity on a daily basis.
I'm excited to share that District Council 16 International Union of Painters and Allied Trades gave me their sole endorsement. I'm proud to have spent over a decade learning about the issues of my sisters and brothers in the building trades and championing win-win development and quality jobs.
I'm thrilled to share that Oakland Rising Action just endorsed my campaign!
Oakland Rising Action is a community-led political organization focused on supporting leaders who drive a progressive agenda dedicated to racial, economic and environmental justice that puts Oakland’s working-class, immigrant and communities of color living in the flatlands of Oakland at the center of our city’s government.Read more
On March 25th, Team Down for the Town finished our 26.2 mile marathon relay feeling strong and we exceeded our fundraising goal.
We’re just one week away from the Oakland Running Festival, and we’ve reached 40% of our fundraising goal. Help us raise $1,500 in seven days! Can you contribute $1, $2, $5 or $10 for each mile we run - $26, $52, $130 or $260?
Team Down for the Town is thrilled to reveal our final runner - Gabriel Haaland, a long-time labor union organizer. The team is running the 26.2 mile marathon relay to lift up women of color, queer and trans leadership and what it means to be down for the town. Gabriel joins Alicia Garza - co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Jahmese Myres - Oakland Planning Commissioner, and Nikki Fortunato Bas - candidate for Oakland City Council District 2.