The Time is NOW ... Protect Oakland Renters — Join our Coalition Campaign!

Last year the members and leaders of over 15 labor, community, housing and faith groups came together and identified the need to directly address the growing issue of displacement by increasing protections for renters in Oakland. Just months later, we are proud to officially launch the “Protect Oakland Renters Act” & campaign to qualify this measure on the November, 2016 City-wide Ballot. Here’s the rub, we have to collect 33,000 signatures by June 1. We know we can do it. Are you in?  

Here are some critical updates and exciting next steps!

THIS SATURDAY- March 26 - Committee to Protect Oakland Renters Signature Gathering Training

What: Campaign & Signature Gathering Training

When: Saturday, March 26th from 10-11:30am

Where: ACCE Action office @ 2530 International Blvd. Suite A

Please respond directly to this email or RSVP: becki@cjjc.org

We are inviting anyone who is interested in getting trained on how to collect signatures out to the ACCE office this Saturday. We'll have an overview of the initiative, share details of the signature gathering plan, and review opportunities for both organizations and individuals to get involved and discuss the plan for the Campaign Launch. Please come and help make this first meeting a success. We are excited about working together to: Protect Oakland Renters, Stop Skyrocketing Rents And Preserve Oakland's Racial & Economic Diversity.

Saturday, April 2nd - Join us for our Campaign Launch!

What: Campaign Launch & our FIRST signature gathering mobilization

When: Saturday, April 2nd

Where: CJJC office @ 3268 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 94608

Folks will register at 9:30, then there’s a brief program and training on why the time is NOW to protect renters and take on Oakland’s growing displacement crisis. We’ll have a how-to “signature gathering 101” and then head out to neighborhoods and high traffic areas to speak directly with Oakland voters and collect signatures to qualify this measure on the November Ballot. We're calling on all allies of renters, working families and communities of color being pushed out of the city to turn out in large numbers to show both the breadth and strength of the coalition, as well as to ensure that we have a solid crew of folks to kick off our volunteer signature-gathering program! Please RSVP: becki@cjjc.org