Coalition will push 3 ballot measures for police accountability, tenant protections, and a living wage
Today the Oakland Justice Coalition announced our endorsement of three ballot measures for 2016: the Protect Oakland Tenants Initiative, sponsored by Oakland Tenants Union and the Citywide Development Network, the charter amendment to create a police commission sponsored by the Coalition for Police Accountability, and the measure to establish a $20 minimum wage by 2020 and enforce fair scheduling regulations from the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly.
Our growing coalition now includes the Oakland Tenants Union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the Oakland Education Association, the Anti Police-Terror Project,Block by Block Organizing Network, the Coalition for Police Accountability, theCommunity Democracy Project, the Oakland Green Party, the Oakland Alliance, the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly, and Socialist Alternative.
We also announced our intention to raise and spend at least $100,000 in the 2016 Oakland elections to hire signature gatherers directly from disenfranchised communities. This community-led signature gathering program will create jobs paying $20 per hour and provide invaluable campaign experience for workers. The Oakland Justice Coalition will use this campaign as a laboratory to develop a replicable model for future initiative campaigns, changing the calculus of what is possible to achieve through direct democracy in Oakland and beyond.
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