Advocacy

Nighttime protest ban just seems like another method to silence community.

May 27, 2015
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The message that Oakland government is sending to the community is that they would rather continue with doing the business of the city than allow the community to communicate how they feel about what is happening around them.

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A conversation with Latonda Simmons…

January 22, 2014
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A conversation with Latonda Simmons…

You may think that all a city clerk does is read the names of public speakers. No, they are so much more! Find out about our own Oakland City Clerk and how she is making it easier for you to participate in city government.

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Oakland Redistricting Meetings..TDL Summary.

September 8, 2013
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Oakland Redistricting Meetings..TDL Summary.

Oakland is redrawing their city council boundaries..get the low-down and find out how you can particpate!

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Oakland Rising and Redistricting.

September 2, 2013
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Oakland Rising and Redistricting.

Oakland Rising opens house to celebrate their success and share with the community opportunities to shape the political landscape. Also, learn how you can help with mapping city council districts.

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Notes on effective #Oakland protests.

July 16, 2013
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Notes on effective #Oakland protests.

Yes we are angry over the George Zimmerman verdict, but lets not waste money and energy on protests that just cause damage. Read what Kazu Haga, from Postive Peace Warrior Network has to say about effective organizing.

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Email to City Govt re Community Meetings

February 17, 2013
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Email to City Govt re Community Meetings

I was asked to write to city council my suggestions on including community at Oakland city public safety meetings. I wrote one and now I am sharing it with the public. Let me know what you think?

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My response to Kernighan email.

January 20, 2013
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My response to Kernighan email.

CM Kernighan sent an email to constituents. I wrote a response. Check it out. :)

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California Proposition #37

October 18, 2012
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California Proposition #37

I am reviewing the 11 propositions to be considered in California's November 2012 election. Only 3 weeks away! For this post it's Proposition 37.. genetically modified food labeling! Are you ready..let's go!

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California Proposition #36

October 10, 2012
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I'm reviewing all of the state propositions that will be on the California Ballot in November. Today’s post goes over Proposition 36: Amending the Three Strikes Law! Are you ready? Let’s go!

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