I want to share some exciting news with you. SEIU 1021, the largest city employee union in Oakland, representing more than 2200 workers, voted Friday to endorse my campaign for Oakland City Council.
“The members of SEIU 1021 are proud to endorse Nikki Fortunato Bas for Oakland City Council District 2. She has been a champion for working families and a resident of the district for two decades. She understands the issues of our members and will bring effective leadership to City Council,” said Felipe Cuevas, President of SEIU 1021 City of Oakland Chapter.Read more
Happy International Women’s Day! Team “Down for the Town” is excited to reveal our 3rd runner - Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. Alicia joins Nikki and Oakland Planning Commissioner Jahmese Myres to run the 26.2 mile Oakland Marathon Relay to lift up women of color, queer and trans leadership and what it means to be down for the town.Read more
As we kick off Women’s History Month, we are excited to celebrate the leadership of strong women of color like Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is running for Oakland City Council District 2. Team Down for the Town will be running the 26.2 mile marathon relay in the Oakland Running Festival to lift up women of color, queer and trans leadership and what it means to be down for the town. Over the next few weeks, we will reveal the runners of our 4-person relay team. This week's "runners reveal" includes: Nikki and Jahmese Myres, City of Oakland Planning Commissioner!Read more
Happy lunar new year! I’m writing to share some news and ways that you can continue to support an Oakland for All of Us.
Three ways to throw down for my campaign:
- Working together we can build proactive leadership for Oakland. Click here to endorse my campaign for Oakland City Council.
- This is a people-powered campaign – we need volunteers to help us win. Can you share your skills, organize a house party, knock on doors, or phone bank? Click here to volunteer.
- If you haven’t already contributed to my campaign, please do so today. And if you have already made a donation, please consider giving again. Click here to contribute.
Did you know our campaign already made the news twice this year?
- The East Bay Express wrote: Nikki Bas, Challenger to Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen, Raises $43K in Two Months indicating a competitive race.
- NBC Bay Area’s TV coverage of the Women’s March said: Hope is focused on turning things around at the ballot box including more women candidates like me, an Oakland mom.
This weekend marks the one year anniversary of the Women’s March, the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history. There will be over 250 women’s marches across the country. Join me Saturday, January 20th and let’s march together in an intergenerational contingent celebrating the leadership of women of color, rooted in and committed to Oakland!Read more
Over 50 years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. began a new phase of his fight for equality - improving the conditions of the urban poor. His first Northern stop was Chicago, joining the Chicago Freedom Movement, also called the Chicago Open Housing Movement. He called for an end to discriminatory lending, rehabilitation of public housing and increasing the supply of low-cost housing. Within weeks, an agreement was reached with the city to build more public housing and with the bank association to address discrimination. Two years later, the federal Fair Housing Act was passed.Read more
Thanks so much to all of you who helped me finish the year strong! My campaign for Oakland City Council, District 2 exceeded our first fundraising goal. We now have the resources we need to mount a serious, people-powered campaign to win!