Painters Endorse & April 21 Volunteer Mobilization
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.
Oakland Rising Action Endorses!
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
Down for the Town Victory!
On March 25th, Team Down for the Town finished our 26.2 mile marathon relay feeling strong and we exceeded our fundraising goal.
Relay Team Reveal - Gabriel Haaland, labor union organizer
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.
SEIU 1021 Endorses
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
Relay Team Reveal - Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter
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
Down for the Town: Relay Team Reveal!
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
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.
Join me at the Oakland Women's March
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
Honoring Dr. King's Legacy of Equality & Fair Housing
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