Gabriel Haaland


Gabriel Haaland is a long-time labor union organizer.

What does it mean to Gabriel to be down for the town?

Being down for the town means means fighting for stronger rent control/eviction protections to preserve Oakland’s diverse communities, raising the wages of workers so that they can afford to live sustainably, fighting for equity of public services for all of Oakland, and for housing those without homes. Being down for the town also means honoring and protecting Oakland’s culture, history and future, and committing ourselves to a lifetime of collective and collaborative service to our community.

I’m thrilled to be part of the team with Nikki Fortunato Bas - candidate for Oakland City Council District 2, Alicia Garza - co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and Jahmese Myres - Oakland Planning Commissioner, and to build that collaborative spirit of service to the community.

Here’s how you can support GABRIEL and Team Down for the Town:


  1. Donate to Nikki’s campaign - Our goal is to raise at least $2,620 for the 26.2 miles we will run together. Can you donate $1, $2, $5 or $10 for each mile we run - $26, $52, $130 or $260? 
  2. Like Nikki‘s Facebook page and invite your friends to like it.
  3. Volunteer on race day (Sunday, March 25, 7am - 2pm) to cheer us on, take photos and give us water! Then celebrate at a community picnic 1 - 2pm near the playground next to the start line, look for the blue and green balloons. 


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