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Cat Brooks’ Campaign for Mayor Raises Over $100,000 in Grassroots Donations
by Oakland Post
Wednesday Sep 19th, 2018 4:04 PM
Oakland mayoral candidate Cat Brooks announced that her campaign contributions have surpassed $100,000 in grassroots donations.
“Oakland is ready for leadership that can unite all of us around a truly progressive vision for One Oakland,” said Brooks. “The outpouring of support from everyday people across our city is a resounding call for change. The people are clear that there is a fierce urgency of now to change course and save The Town.”

With hundreds of volunteers knocking on doors throughout the city each week, Cat Brooks is continuing to gather local and national endorsements, including actor, director and social activist Danny Glover; journalist, political commentator, and scholar-activist Rosa Clemente; former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport; and the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club.

“There are 6,000 people sleep on our streets every single night, and the only solution this administration has put forward is chemically treated tool sheds in open air prisons that ‘house’ 40 at a time,” said Brooks.

“At this rate, by the time everyone has shelter, there will be another 6,000 people pushed out of their homes and into the streets. Enough is enough,” she said.

Gus Newport said, “I’m endorsing Cat Brooks because we need to continue the progressive wave sweeping the country and our local races are just as critical as the national ones. I look forward to seeing Oakland serve as an incubator for equitable, just and innovative public policy that can serve as a model for the whole nation.”

Speaking for the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club, Pamela Drake said, “(Cat Brooks) represents the true face of the Democratic Party, people of color, women, young activists, and people who deserve an opportunity to continue to live and work in the city they love. Her campaign has activated people across Oakland.”

Some organizations and individuals who have endorsed Cat Brooks for mayor include:

Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action: Oakland
Block By Block Organizing Network
Design Action Collective
National Union of Healthcare Workers
Oakland Rising Action
Our Revolution – North Bay and Contra Costa
Workers World Party
Patrisse Khan Cullors, Co-founder of Black Lives Matter
Hodari Davis, Artist and Educator
Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember At-Large
Juan Guzman, National Brown Berets
Gregory Hodge, Former OUSD Board Member
Khafre Jay, Hip Hop for Change
Zachary Norris, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Bobby Seale, Co-Founder, The Black Panther Party
Dr. Harold Mayberry, First AME Church
Ben McBride
Michael McBride
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