In 2017, when we were spinning from the national politics, and seeing the economic trends across the nation and here in Oakland, there was an intentional effort to find a community leader who could run for D2, who shared our values, and who would govern for and with the people. Given Nikki’s decades-long track record organizing in Oakland, there was incredible excitement when she agreed to step into this role. Nikki won by a landslide, unseating the incumbent, and has continued to lead with her values of community and equity throughout her 4 years as our City Council Rep.
As a daughter of a Filipina immigrant, and mother of two boys in Oakland, I share a similar vision for Oakland with Nikki. I want Oakland to be a place where all our families and kids feel loved, belonging, safe, and supported. I believe in Nikki’s holistic view of public safety that invests in the root causes of violence and invests in all the services we need to be a thriving community - parks, libraries, affordable housing, mental health support, and community-led alternatives to safety. Under Nikki’s leadership the city’s last budget included historic investments in expanding evidence-based violence prevention efforts and mental health first response, as well as innovative solutions for supporting unhoused neighbors to live with dignity and protecting vulnerable tenants from becoming unhoused.
Nikki wants to hear from the Cleveland community! So please join me in a meet and greet with her on Friday, October 21st, 5:30-6:30pm. This gathering will be hosted by myself and Cleveland moms, Angelica Jongco, and Stef Liang. This will be a time for you to build community, hear from Nikki directly about her vision for Oakland and to ask questions and raise concerns directly with her. Please RSVP here!
Gala, in collaboration with Angelica and Stef
October 21, 2022 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Available upon RSVP
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