From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Wed Mar 30 2016 (Updated 04/18/16)
Oakland Justice Coalition Pushing for Radical Change at the Ballot Box
Grassroots Effort Under Way for New Oakland Police Commission, Tenant Rights, $20 Min Wage
Community activists working independently on separate ballot measures have come together under the umbrella of the Oakland Justice Coalition. Together, the three measures they propose would radically transform police accountability, renters' rights, and the minimum wage in Oakland. On March 24, Oakland Justice Coalition members made a formal announcement of their intentions in front of Oakland City Hall. The canvassing kickoff will be held near the West Oakland BART station at 11am on April 2.

The Coalition for Police Accountability's ballot measure establishes a Police Commission with the power to discipline officers and fire the chief of the Oakland police department.
pdf Let's Make a Strong Police Commission with Power to Discipline Officers a Reality in Oakland | Who's Policing the Police | audio Hard Knock Radio Conversation with Rashidah Grinage of Coalition For Police Accountability | Oakland councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney comes out against oversight commissions

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly proposal raises the minimum wage in Oakland to $14 an hour this year and $20 an hour by 2020, as well as mandating fair scheduling by employers.
The Biggest, Baddest, Most Badassed Minimum Wage Proposal in the Country | Oakland ballot measure proposes to raise minimum wage to $20/hr by 2020

The Renters Upgrade Initiative put forward by the Oakland Tenants Union strengthens renters' rights in Oakland by restricting just cause evictions, placing an absolute 5% per year cap on rent increases, covering more units under rent control, and ensuring a tenant-majority Rent Board, among other improvements for tenants.
Renters Upgrade Initiative is a big step for Oakland tenants | Oakland: March 26 "Renters Upgrade" Campaign and signature gathering event | Oakland Renters, Homeowners, City Workers and Clergy Push For More Renter Protections

photo Oakland Coalition Pushing for Radical Change at the Ballot Box: Police Commission, Tenant Protections, $20 Min Wage | Oakland Justice Coalition opens 2016 election campaign in front of City Hall | calendar Press Conference: Unions and Grassroots Groups to Unite for 2016 Oakland Elections | calendar Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvassing Kickoff
11/14/18 Celebrating Veterans Day in the Style of Original Armistice Day Front Page | Anti-War | South Bay | International11/14/18 Investigators Looking into Role Played by PG&E and Southern California Edison in Fires Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | Central Valley | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/04/18 California's Prop 10 Marks New Rebellion Against Greedy Landlords, Realtors and Developers Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | California | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia11/03/18 Denying Water, Sanitation, and Health Services Is Cruel and Inhuman Treatment Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | San Francisco | East Bay | California | International | Government & Elections11/03/18 Four Activists Arraigned on Seven Felony Charges Each After Mass Arrest at Chicken Farm Front Page | North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation11/03/18 San Francisco Demonstration Dramatized Animals Killed for Food “Haunting” the City Front Page | San Francisco | Animal Liberation10/28/18 Community Survival Camp Forming in Santa Cruz Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Government & Elections | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/23/18 In Bay Area, Marriott Employees in Oakland, SF and San José On Strike and Off the Job Front Page | Labor & Workers | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | U.S.10/07/18 Tenants Rights Demonstrations Continue at Properties of Slumlords Front Page | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia10/02/18 Rallies Stand Up for Christine Blasey Ford as Future of Supreme Court at Stake Front Page | Womyn | San Francisco | East Bay | Peninsula | U.S. | Government & Elections09/29/18 Founders of "Public Safety" Group Discuss Their Own Brushes with the Law Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Health, Housing & Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
Related Categories: East Bay | Government & Elections | Health, Housing & Public Services | Labor & Workers | Police State & Prisons | Front Page