About Pamela Drake

Pamela has lived in the Bay Area since the late 60’s when she was an activist at San Francisco State College during the strike for Ethnic Studies. In 1973, when she was a BART train operator, she moved to Oakland where she began her family and stayed on after her divorce raising her 2 children as a single mom.

She has worked for 2 council members, been a member of the Alameda County Labor Council, a teacher of middle and adult school, a shop owner and is currently an elected member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee and ran a local Business Improvement District for 18 years. She promotes her various causes using photography, videos and social media.

4 Comments on "About Pamela Drake"

  1. Hi Pamela- I met you sitting outside of Peet’s on Lakeshore last week. I am interested in participating in a group effort to organize political action on the issue of affordable housing and progressive sustainable development in Oakland. I look forward to meeting with you again.
    – Leigh McDougall – Inner Energy Transformation- http://www.evolvingsoul.com

  2. Good Afternoon Pamela,

    It was great meeting you last night at the A’s fan rally. My name is Kyiakhalid Ruiz. I’m the Multimedia Editor at the Laney Tower and I’m working on a story about the A’s fans. Would you mind filling out this survey? Feel free to pass it along to other A’s fans in your life or on your blog.

    Also, are you open to being interviewed for the story or the podcast version? I’m off of High Street, but can meet you any time that’s convenient for you.
    Either way, I applaud your Oakland Nationalism and hope to see you at the World Series victory parade soon!


    Kyiakhalid Ruiz
    Multimedia Editor, Laney Tower
    (510) 813-3352

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