Join our campaign
for a People's Budget!
Our ballot initiative creates more than 100 neighborhood assemblies across Oakland.
Every month people will meet to discuss community issues and determine public priorities.
Then once a year, we'll vote on how much money should go to each city department.
Read the Initiative
Settle in with some tea,
it’s a long read
The Community Democracy Project is an all-volunteer campaign.
We work to turn the power structure right-side up by putting the people of Oakland in charge of the city budget. We are a group of teachers, service workers, union members, cooperative worker-owners, parents, and fighters for a more just and equitable Oakland.