Political Action

Police Commission Enabling Ordinance Passes First Reading

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm

 Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage “YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT” At 1:00 AM or thereabouts on Wednesday 7-19, Libby’s abstention was read and distributed to the City Council. Interestingly, she offered an intriguing alternative: to pass our restriction on her appointees, subject to change by the Commission itself. That would have been acceptable […]

The Swanson Report and the Public Safety Committee Debacle

Posted by on June 21, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Posted on behalf of Rashidah Ggrinage with edits to reflect dates and names accurately. ALERT:  THE ENABLING LEGISLATION FOR THE POLICE COMMISSION WILL BE VOTED ON AT THE JUNE 27TH MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS – WE NEED A LARGE TURNOUT AGAIN! Thanks to everyone who  showed up for the Public Safety Committee […]

Been to the marches and rallies, but don’t know where to go from here?

Posted by on May 4, 2017 at 1:01 pm

One of our members, Alan Brill has created a how-to manual for those who haven’t joined one of the established resistance organizations and want to create one in your neighborhood.  The manual is too long to show here, but you can access it here: COMMUNITY BUILDING – A How-to Guide   Alan also included a resource guide […]

Alan Brill’s Resource Compilation

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:51 am

Introduction This document is organized as follows: Helplines: Phone number and links for immediate support Local Organizations: Bay Area organizations, independent of national organizations Resource Websites: All categories of resources suggested by the group Articles and other reading material A separate document has suggestions and offers of support by individuals in the group. HELPLINES Police […]

Alan Brill’s Calendar of Events

Posted by on January 19, 2017 at 10:47 am

[Editors Note: These events will be added to the BBBON calendar for easy access] Thurs Jan 19 4:30P Who: Oakland Community Organizations What: March to Resist Trump Policies Where: Oakland Fed. Bldg. @ 1301 Clay St. Fri Jan 20 & Sat Jan 21 – LOCAL AND NATIONAL INAUGURATION EVENTS BAY AREA Fri Jan 20.  Time:  […]

Wellstone DRC Oakland General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:42 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_bbbon_oakland_final

Wellstone DRC Berkeley General Election Flyer

Posted by on October 24, 2016 at 5:35 pm

To view the pdf: wellstone_4pg-campaign_berkeley_11x17-final

A Week of Action in Oakland

Posted by on June 9, 2016 at 6:06 pm

Here is the text of a letter we received calling on BBBON to join the movement: Dear Allies: Our City is under siege and has been since Libby Schaaf took office.  Backed by large developers and private interests, she has moved with impunity while destroying and displacing communities of color in Oakland.  Also since her election as Oakland’s […]

Rally for Police Accountability

Posted by on June 9, 2016 at 5:09 pm

This is the text of a letter we are asking you to send to City Council members McElhaney (D3Intern@oaklandnet.com) Campbell-Washington (ACampbellWashington@oaklandnet.com) Guillen (clchen@oaklandnet.com) Reid (lreid@oaklandnet.com) in advance of the June 14th rally and hearing: Dear Council Member ___________________   Oakland has spent more than 30 million dollars monitoring the Negotiated Settlement Agreement over the Oakland […]

Call to Action on the Housing Crisis

Posted by on March 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm

Join BBBON and other organizations (Wellstone Democratic Club, Oakland Alliance, John George Democratic Club, Oakland Tenants Union, Post Salon & other Housing Activists) Mobilize to tell the City Council on April 5th @5:30 Declare a Housing State of Emergency Declare a Moratorium on No Cause Evictions Also Declare a Moratorium on Rent Increases Pass or place […]