Friday August 21, 12 noon
at the Women of Color Resource Center
1611 Telegraph Ave suite 303, Oakland
As part of the labor, community, business and city partners in the Yes on Everything Campaign, Oakland Rising filled over 400 volunteer shifts and identified over 6,200 Oaklanders to vote YES ON EVERYTHING in Oakland's low-income communities of color. Thanks to your hard work, Oakland Rising can proudly say that all four measures passed:
- Measure C (Hotel Tax) passed by 76.79%
- Measure D (Kids First Compromise) passed by 71.85%
- Measure F (Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Business Tax) passed by 80.00%
- Measure H (Closing Corporate Real Estate Tax Loophole) passed by 74.82%
With Oakland facing a near $100 million budget deficit for 2009-2010 these measures will help to generate revenue for the city and preserve key city programs and services that Oakland families rely on like parks and libraries.
Join us as we celebrate this striking victory, share our lessons learned, and talk about next steps to continue to build electoral power in Oakland. Oakland Rising will be hosting a brown-bag lunch presentation about our work on the YES ON EVERYTHING campaign on Friday, August 21st at 12 PM at the Women of Color Resource Center at 1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 303 Oakland, CA. 94612.
Oakland Rising is a collaborative of six social justice organizations that have come together to build a progressive city-wide electoral base that forwards an agenda which addresses the needs of low-income communities of color in Oakland. Oakland Rising is made up of EBASE, ACORN, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Ella Baker Center, Just Cause Oakland, and Urban Habitat. For more information on Oakland Rising, visit www.oaklandrising.org.
For more information or to RSVP for the brown bag presentation, contact me at 510-846-0766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.