featuring Cat Brooks from ONYX & the Blackout Collective Attorney Jim Chanin (who, along with John Burris, brought the lawsuit resulting in Oakland’s consent degree) Jesse Allen Taylor, journalist. Rasheed Shabazz, Berkeley Photojournalist
Celebrated on April 27, 2014 Uptown Body and Fender, Oakland 4 to 7 pm The Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club was founded early in 2003 so we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary in our 11th year. That’s ok, we’ve been pretty busy. This club was formed because Matthew Hallinan persuaded a collection of people, many of whom […]
As consumer spending decreases credit dries up, businesses purchase less and lay-off employees thus creating a downward economic spiral. This can only be reversed by focused and bold government action, particularly at the federal level. While the Obama administration has made half-steps towards addressing some of these problems with the Economic Stimulus package 0f 2009 and the Financial Reform Act of 2010, the basic underlying problems still persist, and unless reversed will inevitably lead to future economic shocks, chronic unemployment, and increasing income inequality.
Dear Secretary Bowen, We join with the ACLU in urging you to reconsider your office’s recent determination that people released from California’s prison to local community supervision under California’s criminal justice realignment are not eligible to vote. These individuals are neither in prison nor on parole, the only narrow grounds upon which California’s felony disenfranchisement […]