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.
Speaking of community celebrations, I'm sure you were outraged like me by the BBQ incident at the Lake where so many families come to enjoy themselves. On Tuesday, I was proud to join with community organizers to call for action from city officials to end the criminalization of our Black neighbors. Check out this news story.
So many Oaklanders are concerned about the direction of our Town - the housing and homelessness crisis is spiraling out of control, we need more equitable delivery of city services, and we need better economic opportunities. Neighbors have responded so well to our message of bringing bold and proactive leadership to District 2 to solve these crises.
I’m excited to announce several NEW endorsements for my campaign. First off UNITE HERE! 2850, the union representing workers in hotels, airport concessions, gaming, and food service has endorsed my campaign for the Oakland City Council District 2. Local 2850 fights to raise standards in these industries and demand respect on the job. I'm proud to have stood next to their members at the airport and across the East Bay.
Oakland Justice Coalition has endorsed my campaign. OJC aims to build people power and advance radical change through the arena of electoral politics. I agree with OJC that it is time for us to unite around the causes we all believe in - stronger protections for workers and renters, an end to displacement and police violence, a public education system that serves all its students well - and act in solidarity together to advance a political agenda that serves the people of Oakland.
Next, the California Nurses Association, who are working for a better healthcare system for all, have also endorsed my campaign. I admire and support the work that the California Nurses Association does across the state to advocate for patient’s rights, better working conditions for healthcare workers, and reforms to our healthcare system.
And finally, Bay Rising Action has given my campaign their endorsement. Bay Rising Action advocates for a world where all people participate in community control and political power; where everyone has a home; and where everyone has the sanctuary to live without fear of deportation or criminalization. Bay Rising Action believes in clean air, parks, and water, in environmental justice and just transition to a regenerative economy where life flourishes.
I am so proud of these new endorsements and energized to take our campaign to the next level. To win in November, I need every last one of you to mobilize, endorse, and contribute to my campaign. Thank you for all you have done, and I’m looking forward to continuing our success!
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