Our Issues

  • We organize to fully engage all citizens in public life and to build voting power for communities of color. Over the years, we have supported a number of measures that affect the families in our communities.

  • Through the Live Free campaign, we work to address the root causes of violence and crime in Oakland and the cycle of mass incarceration that disproportionately affects the lives of young people of color.

  • Our immigration reform work is about making sure that all people have the right to become a U.S. citizen.

  • To achieve great schools in Oakland, we organize to provide adequate and equitable funding, eliminate the achievement gap and create the conditions necessary for every student to graduate ready for college and career.

  • As a member of PICO, OCO worked with allies to insure affordability in the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in 2010.

  • OCO holds the need and the right of families to live in decent, safe neighborhoods with affordable homes in which to raise their families.

OCO and its affiliates are non-partisan and are not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.