Oakland Police Commission. Department of Violence Prevention. 1,400 Re-Entry Jobs. Bail Reform. OCO leaders are helping to redefine the local and state criminal justice system.
THE FIGHT FOR SB 54 CONTINUES In this Q&A, PICO California Co-Director Joseph Tomás Mckellar congratulates OCO leaders for campaigning for the California Values Act (SB 54) but warns that continued pressure is needed for the bill to become law.
OUR SCHOOLS: GROUND ZERO IN THE BATTLE FOR EQUITY Updates on some of the fruits and foes of OCO education organizing, from Oakland SOL’s ribbon-cutting ceremony and OUSD’s looming budget cuts to safeguards for LCFF (Local Control Funding Formula) victories.
STILL TOO MUCH TRASH What’s needed from the City are speedy trash pick-ups and enforcement strategies that deter illegal dumping.
FUNDS TO FEND OFF DISPLACEMENT OCO and the Beloved Community Network pinpointed $$$ in the City of Oakland’s budget that could be used to help folks at risk of displacement and homelessness. Good news: The City Council was listening.
FYI Recommended Reading: According to this New York Times article, the religious left is getting busy. PICO Federations in the News: See what we’re up to from coast to coast.
ABOVE AND BEYOND Just a few of the many OCO leaders deserving of honors.
40TH ANNIVERSARY You know what you’re doing on September 17, right? Having big fun, for a great cause.
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