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Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvassing Kickoff
Date Saturday April 02
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
349 Mandela Pkwy. Oakland, Ca. 94607
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorApril Thomas
Emailapril.b.thomas [at] gmail.com
The Oakland Justice Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals that grew out of a series of public forums hosted by theOakland Alliance, and now includes the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the Oakland Education Association, the Anti Police-Terror Project, Block by Block Organizing Network, the Coalition for Police Accountability, the The Community Democracy Project (Oakland), the Oakland Green Party, the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly, the Oakland Tenants Union and Socialist Alternative Bay Area .

This is the kickoff event for our plan to turn out hundreds of volunteers to canvass disenfranchised communities across Oakland, registering voters and building a people’s campaign for our three<span class="text_exposed_show"> endorsed ballot measures:

From the Coalition for Police Accountability: Measure X, an amendment to the Oakland City Charter that turns the current Citizens' Police Review Board into a Police Commission that has power to approve police policies and discipline officers who are found guilty of misconduct.

From the Oakland Tenants Union: Oakland’s “Renters Upgrade” would expand Oakland’s current “Just Cause for Eviction” law and provide greater ability for the city to enforce existing laws amidst a wave of unfair evictions and widespread harassment as demand for housing in Oakland grows.

From Oakland Livable Wage Assembly: A Minimum Wage/Fair Scheduling ordinance that will raise Oakland’s minimum wage to $14/hr in 2016 and $20/hr by 2020, as well as implement fair scheduling similar to San Francisco’s recent ordinance and mandate enforcement of both.

These three measures represent a people’s legislative agenda, enacted through direct democracy at the ballot box. The Oakland Justice Coalition invites anyone who is concerned about Oakland’s housing crisis, police repression of communities of color and rampant income inequality to join us in building a grassroots movement for social, racial, economic and environmental justice.</span>
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