Join Us at Our People's Assemblies
We want to hear from the People. These Assemblies are an important part of our platform development. We believe input from the community is essential, so we hope you'll join us. Watch this space for location updates.
June 7 - The Arts
June 14 - Housing
June 28 - The Environment, Trash & Infrastructure
We will develop our Platform in partnership with the people of Oakland, building on and sustaining the work of those who cannot purchase representation in the halls of power.
Sanctuary for All
We will ensure that Oakland is truly a Sanctuary City by both providing an unwavering commitment to policy that prevents any collusion between local law enforcement and federal agencies, and working closely with the most impacted communities to create and strengthen rapid response networks, “know-your-rights” trainings, and other community safety mechanisms.
Real solutions for public safety
The answer to community safety is an investment in the community. The Oakland Police Department receives nearly 50% of the general fund (that’s $250m of a $570m fund). We will redirect half of those funds toward true crime prevention measures like job training centers, mental health services, substance abuse prevention and treatment, and housing.
Housing And Dignity for All
Rent is too high. Middle-income earners are paying over 30% of their income on rent making it impossible to save. Low-income earners are paying over 60% of their wages on rent. Using funds diverted from police, we will increase the percentage of the city budget used to protect tenants and enforce tenant rights. We will also strengthen efforts to legislate services which have taken away over 2,200 units (source) that could be used as long-term housing for Oaklanders instead.
We will work with the more than 2,300 Oakland teachers to develop a teacher training and retention program that specifically addresses the needs of local educators. Citywide affordable housing plans must include protected affordable housing for Oakland teachers.
"As we wrestle across this country with issues regarding the rebuilding and restructuring our cities, it is crucial that we find People for public office who are compassionate and passionate. Persons who have demonstrated the willingness to put the well-being of our communities ahead of personal agendas. it is for this reason that I am pleased to support Cat Brooks for Mayor of Oakland. I believe that Cat will lead Oakland with the kind of visionary and progressive leadership the City continues to cry for."
Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry/First AME Church, Oakland
Cat is committed to building the movement that will transform Oakland into a city that is guided by the voices of those who have created our diverse, unique culture. She wants to fulfill the promise of a City of rich beauty, powerful history, and dynamic culture for all its People. You can help!