Oakland Candidate and Proposition Endorsements
East Bay Action is thrilled to announce our endorsements for the 2022 November 8th Election!
All endorsements are a part of EBA’s long term vision for the East Bay where all people are free and able to live and work with dignity.
District 2 Oakland City Council
Nikki Fortunato Bas
East Bay Action is very proud to announce our sole endorsement of Nikki Fortunato Bas for Oakland City Council- District 2!
Council President Bas has served as District 2’s Councilmember since she was elected in 2018, fighting for economic and racial justice for Oakland’s families and workers. Council President Bas listens, builds partnerships with our diverse communities, and delivers results. Her excellent track records on public safety, housing, and homelessness prevention have made it clear that the health and safety of District 2 Oaklanders is her top priority. Council President Bas’ leadership in expanding support for local small businesses, launching new community-led anti-violence programs, and strengthening worker rights enforcement demonstrates her experience and aptitude for leading our City Council.
Mayor of Oakland
(Rank Choice Voting. Oakland voters can voter for 3 candidates for Mayor, ranked as 1, 2, and 3. We are endorsing these 3 candidates for Oakland Mayor in order listed below).
East Bay Action is proud to endorse these three mayoral candidates (in order listed) because of their strong alignment with our values and their commitment to pragmatic policy goals that will advance economic and racial justice in Oakland. This includes continuing to lift up low wage workers through labor standards enforcement as well as winning local hire, fair chance hire and affordable housing on major economic development projects in Oakland.
#1 Sheng Thao
City Council President Pro Tem Sheng Thao is a creative and effective leader on housing, homelessness, and public safety. A child of immigrants and a survivor of domestic abuse, Sheng is deeply committed to justice and expanding opportunities for those without a voice. Sheng has been a city council leader, bringing together community, labor and business. Shehas forged solutions on Oakland’s toughest issues, including modernizing the city’s business tax to create a system that can generate more than $20 million to the general fund annually, ensuring funding and support for Head Start education programs, and championing COVID worker protections, including Emergency Paid Sick Leave.
#2 Allyssa Victory
Allyssa Victory is a committed advocate and organizer for economic and racial justice. Raised in Oakland, Allyssa and her family have first hand experience with many of the challenges faced today, including housing insecurity and a lack of good-paying jobs. Allyssa is a practicing attorney and has represented every day workers and residents in the areas of labor, employment discrimination and wage theft, civil rights in housing, and criminal justice law. As an advocate, Allyssa has been actively supporting efforts to create the City of Oakland’s Department of Workplace and Employment Standards and urging community benefits on public land developments.
#3 Greg Hodge
Greg Hodge brings decades of experience as a facilitator, policy advocate, attorney and cultural artist. As a consensus builder, Greg supports groups to align a shared vision towards transformative change and racial equity. Committed to expanding opportunity and building strong communities, Greg served as Executive Director for Oakland Child Health and Safety Initiative Executive Director and a board member for Oakland Unified School District and for the Oakland Workforce Investment Board. Greg brings this experience and commitment to creating a more inclusive, equitable, and thriving Oakland.
Invest In Our Oakland Act, Measure T
Vote YES on T
East Bay Action is also excited to officially endorse Measure T, the Invest in in Our Oakland Act. This is Oakland’s first progressive business tax and will finally give Oakland voters an opportunity to support generating over $21 million every year for our city’s critical services and small businesses –– all by simply having corporations pay their fair share in Oakland. As a part of the Invest in Our Oakland Coalition, we are proud to have supported the efforts to place this progressive business tax on this year’s ballot.