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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
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