Alameda school member Jennifer Williams accepted a $2,500 campaign contribution from the San Francisco Police Officers Association this week, according to finance reports. The contribution comes after Alameda County Democrats strongly advised elected officials running for office this fall not… Read More ›
More than nine years ago, a resolution by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors that called for national reconciliation and reparations due to centuries of slavery in the U.S. feels eerily prescient to the state of the country in 2020…. Read More ›
A group of Oakland progressives led by former Oakland mayoral candidate Pamela Price wants the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to oppose the city’s proposed sale of its half of the Coliseum complex to the Oakland Athletics. Push back by… Read More ›
Alameda County Dems call on candidates to pledge they will not accept money from the sheriff, related police unions
A call from the statewide Democratic Party to rid itself of political contributions from police unions is filtering down to the local level. The Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee approved a resolution on Wednesday that calls on elected officials… Read More ›
Alameda County Democratic Party leaders approved a resolution to urge the state attorney general to investigate the April 18 fatal shooting of Steven Taylor by San Leandro Police. The resolution was conceived by Pamela Price, a member of the committee… Read More ›
Move follows the “Moms 4 Housing” controversy in Oakland.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, back on the House floor Tuesday after a short, ill-fated run for president, detailed a litany of racist comments previously made by President Trump, including recent tweets telling four minority congressmembers to “go back… to which they… Read More ›
However, President Trump may do it all on his own this week.
Wednesday’s vote shows House is growing concerned over potentially unfettered power by the President to wage war.
Two years ago, when Rep. Ro Khanna took up the cause of the on-going and brutal Saudi-led war in Yemen, it was hardly a blip on the radar of anyone other than the most ardent of foreign policy experts. Led… Read More ›
A Trump administration proposed rule change that would greatly affect immigrants in California and elsewhere is being met by opposition from East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and other Alameda County officials. On the first day of the new legislative calendar… Read More ›
“We’ve now experienced enough of ICE telling lies,” said the author, Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
The AC Transit Board of Directors became the first local government body to issue support for labor unions as its ability to gain new members could be diminished soon by an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court ruling.