Opinion: Prioritizing People in Our Housing Policies. East Bay Express, Oct 18, 2018, by Nikki Fortunato Bas
"If elected to city council, I will be an independent voice for Oaklanders with years of experience negotiating win-win development agreements between community, labor, developers, and city government. I will be able to represent our diverse community and balance our growth with real equity."
The Express' 2018 Endorsement Guide. East Bay Express, Oct 17, 2018.
"We think the former nonprofit leader is one of the smartest and impressive council candidates in this election. We also think she'll be stronger than Guillen in pushing for tenant protections and tougher rent control in Oakland if Proposition 10 passes and will be a powerful advocate for affordable housing."
Taking Sides in Oakland Council District 2. East Bay Express, Oct 17, 2018, by Darwin BondGraham
"Bas believes that developers and other business interests can afford to give more to the city's residents in terms of affordable housing, good jobs, and other community benefits, and she thinks the district wants someone who will push harder.
"I think people are hungry for someone to really represent them on council — and in this district," she said." �
Community Members Gather to Paint Mural Near Homeless Camp in Oakland. NBC Bay Area, Oct 13, 2018.
"The mural blooms with vivid orange poppies representing California's indigenous people, calla lilies representing Mexican culture and Chinese blossoms. It also prominently features the name of Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is running for the City Council in District 2, where the mural is located."
This is how we win: Growing our power in cities. East Bay Express, Sept 21, 2018, by Nikki Fortunato Bas
"Our opportunity to push back starts at the local level, where we can grow a base of organized people, build long-term power, and pass policies that level the playing field and protect the lives and well-being of our residents."
Camping could be banned along Lake Merritt, replaced with Tuff sheds, KTVU 2, Sept 17, 2018
“The plan is to build the sheds at the Henry Kaiser Convention lot. It will include 20 cabins to house 40 people. Nikki Fortunato Bas - who is running for District 2 City Council - wonders, where will everyone else go? 'That means that the 100 people who are living in tents around the lake are going to be evicted,” said Bas. “And unfortunately there aren't enough shelters options or other places for them to go so we believe that is an inhumane action.'"
Community rallies in Oakland after BBQ Controversy, KRON 4, May 15, 2018
"This wasn't an isolated incident of a white person calling the police on a black person. There's a pattern that's been happening all across the country," said Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is running for City Council District 2.
Nikki Bas, Challenger to Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen, Raises $43K in Two Months, East Bay Express, February 1, 2018, by Darwin BondGraham
Oakland City Council District 2 candidate Nikki Fortunato Bas raised $43,000 in November and December, according to a campaign statement filed on Wednesday. Her fundraising spree indicates a competitive race for Oakland's D2 council seat in this year's election.
Thousands Join Women's Marches Across Bay Area, NBC Bay Area, January 21, 2018
Hope is focused on turning things around at the ballot box including more women candidates [like Nikki Fortunato Bas], an Oakland mom.
NIKKI IN THE MEDIA ON ISSUES
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- SFGate names Nikki Fortunato Bas a "Changemaker", SFGate, January 1, 2012, by Jessica Lum
- Transit Equity Could Transform our Communities - Let's Not Wait Any Longer, Medium, February 5, 2018, by Nikki Fortunato Bas
- These Wall Street Companies Are Ready to Cash in on Trump's Border Wall, The Intercept, November 16, 2017, by Alice Speri
- Port of Oakland Jobs Deal Should be a Model for Amazon and Other Warehousing Corporations, East Bay Express, November 2, 2017, by Nikki Fortunato Bas & Jahmese Myres
- States Push Jim Crow When They Override Minimum Wage Laws, The Hill, August 31, 2017, by Nikki Fortunato Bas
- No, The Anti-Immigrant Border Wall Isn't the Infrastructure Project Americans Voted For, Colorlines, May 8, 2017, by Nikki Fortunato Bas & Cristina Jimenez
- Wins in cities paved way for California’s minimum wage hike, Sacramento Bee, April 1, 2016, by Nikki Fortunato Bas & Roxana Tynan
- Supreme Court Case May Inflict Harm on Hard-Working Families, East Bay Times, January 18, 2016, by Nikki Fortunato Bas
- Bringing Paris Home - Recommitting to Solving the Climate Crises, Huffington Post, December 20, 2015, by Nikki Fortunato Bas