Our endorsements are laser-focused,
and closely aligned with The People's Agenda 


Oakland Alliance has endorsed three ballot initiatives for the 2016 elections: a measure to create a police commission, a measure to implement a $20 minimum wage and other worker protections, and a rent stabilization ordinance.
Endorsement of the Oakland Education Association's Statement on Enrollment and Assignment Issues, opposing the Oakland Unified School District administration's proposed common enrollment plan

- December 19, 2015 General Meeting
Endorsement of actions to prevent and protest coal trains from entering Oakland and being handled at a new bulk export facility at the Oakland Army Base.

--May 16, 2015 General Meeting

United with the Coalition for Police Accountability

--May 16, 2015 General Meeting

Endorsement of the ILWU Local 10 Port Shutdown and March from the Port in Support of the Movement Against Police Terror

--April 25, 2016 General Meeting

Endorsement of Councilmember Desley Brooks' proposal for a Department of Race and Equity for the City of Oakland.

--February, 2015 General Meeting

 

At the  February, 2015 General Meeting, the Oakland Alliance passed the following resolution:

RESOLUTION OF THE OAKLAND ALLIANCE
IN FAVOR OF THE PRIVACY COMMITTEE’S
PROPOSED DAC AND CITY-WIDE PRIVACY POLICIES
AND PROPOSED SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT POLICIES

Whereas the Oakland Alliance's Mission Statement embraces "A refusal to accept living in and under a security state" and

Whereas the Domain Awareness Center (DAC) has the potential to put Oakland under surveillance, in violation of the 1st and 4th amendments of the US Constitution and the privacy clause of the California Constitution, and

Whereas the City of Oakland Privacy Committee has worked diligently for nine months on proposals to mitigate that potentiality, and

Whereas the Oakland City Council will be considering these proposals in the near future,

Therefore Be It Resolved

That the Oakland Alliance endorses the City of Oakland Privacy Committee's three proposals as recommended by the Committee to the Council: 

  1. A privacy policy for the Domain Awareness Center; 
  2. The creation of a standing privacy committee and the drafting of a strong city-wide privacy policy; 
  3. The surveillance equipment ordinance, which demands an open and transparent process before the acquisition or funding of any such equipment;  

and Further Be It Resolved

That it is the Oakland Alliance's goal, preference and demand that the Domain Awareness Center's capabilities do NOT extend in any way, shape or form into Oakland, being confined solely to the Port of Oakland.