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.
Thanks to everyone who marched with me at the Oakland Women’s March. It was amazing to be surrounded by 70,000 people in Oakland who know that women can and will lead the way to a brighter, more just future. Check out our photo album.
Since the march, I've been busy doing what I've always done; engaging in community and listening, to you, my Oakland neighbors:
- I joined a neighborhood design session in Chinatown packed with 120 people. Chinatown clearly showed up strong to add its voice to shaping the City’s Downtown Oakland Specific Plan – raising concerns about affordable housing and retail rentals, pedestrian safety, and investment in public art.
- I participated in an Eastlake neighborhood meeting on the city budget and heard from residents who want to prioritize affordable housing and services for youth, families and our homeless neighbors.
- I attended a community event about the Oakland Public Lands Policy. I joined a focus group on public education with educators, principals, parents and student advocates.
- I listened to small business owners concerned about how services such as lighting and street sweeping affect their customers.
- And, I also enjoyed lots of homegrown art and culture from events at Eastside Arts Alliance to Beloved Oakland at the Fox Theatre, the Oakland Symphony’s W. Kamu Bell’s Playlist at the Paramount Theatre, and the opening night of Black Panther at the Grandlake Theatre.
We have a strong foundation of history, culture, innovation and community to build from as we tackle: housing for all, good jobs and a thriving economy, real community safety, and neighborhood services.
This year of the Earth Dog is said to be one of the most pivotal years for laying the foundation to take the biggest steps of our lives. As I look ahead to the election, I’m inspired to join with you to fight for an Oakland for All of Us!