Rebecca Kaplan

Elections Come Home to Roost–Oakland to the World

Nowhere did the Left show its power to assert equity and accountability like Oakland with the possible exception of the entire state of Georgia-a place where I’ve spent many months this year and I never thought I’d say this–it was nothing short of miraculous!


Vote: Oakland City Council & School Board 2020

So let this be a warning for you, dear voter, if you are not a libertarian or someone who believes tenants require no protections, and that affordable housing would be fixed if we just gave out building permits like good & plenties and OPD can fix itself, take these local campaigns seriously.



The Police Commission, Rumors & a Tale of Two Cities

In any case, the way you, dear voter, responded to the mayor’s assertions about the Police Commission probably had more to do with where you live and/or what color you are-or how carefully you digest local news-than anything else. We still live in a divided city even including the added complexities of gentrification.






Tell the Oakland City Council Tonight–ReFund Oakland

Let’s turn the tide on Oakland’s displacement and new homeless epidemic and invest in preventing more human suffering.  That’s how we’ll build an equitable and inclusive Oakland for All!  Please contact the Oakland City Council!!


November 2016 Oakland Voters’ Guide

The presidential election is still getting almost all of the coverage, but in our state, county and city lots of important issues are getting decided…