Meet Your Neighbors! Signature Gathering, Self Care, Singing Lessons, and more!

​ Meet your neighbors with CDP! When:  Saturday, April 9th Time: 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. Where: Meet at Cafe Dejena Spend the afternoon with us meeting your neighbors as we survey Oakland residents about their concerns and priorities! You’re lucky because Shawn (see friendly picture!) is leading the street outreach team this week. If you can’t make it this week, please check Read more about Meet Your Neighbors! Signature Gathering, Self Care, Singing Lessons, and more![…]

Why do you support CDP?

​ Why do you support CDP?  Hi, I’m Mark! I’m one of CDP’s newest members. Why do I support CDP? It’s a question that could be answered a few ways. I’m certainly interested in capital-J Justice (after all, if people’s money is being collected by the government, why shouldn’t they decide where it goes?). I’m no less interested Read more about Why do you support CDP?[…]

Do You Believe in the Radical Potential of Democracy?

​ Last Saturday, Oakland residents joined together to #SayHerName at the Breaking the Silence town hall, where girls and women of color testified to their stories of oppression, growth, struggle, pain, and resilience. I was reminded of a quote from Grace Lee Boggs: “Why is nonviolence such an important … not just a tactic, not Read more about Do You Believe in the Radical Potential of Democracy?[…]

CDP Mixer at Farley’s East Tomorrow; Join the #PeoplesBudget Coalition!

Join CDP tomorrow, July 9 from 5-9pm for a mixer at Farley’s East! CDP has been named Nonprofit of the Month for July and will be celebrating with a mixer at Farley’s that will include games, prizes, a photobooth, and more! 20% of proceeds from the event will be donated to CDP, so come hungry! Here are a few Read more about CDP Mixer at Farley’s East Tomorrow; Join the #PeoplesBudget Coalition![…]

This Monday: Participatory Budgeting teach-in at Impact Hub Oakland!

If you want real change and to help deepen democracy in Oakland, then the Community Democracy Project (CDP) is where it’s at. However, perhaps you are still a little new to CDP and the idea of a peoples budget. You may be asking yourself what is participatory budgeting? Why are residents in Oakland volunteering their Read more about This Monday: Participatory Budgeting teach-in at Impact Hub Oakland![…]

#ourcityourbudget! Free speech 1, repression 0.

We are building an #ourcityourbudget coalition. Organizations in Oakland that want the city budget to reflect the values and aspirations of the many rather than the fear and greed of the few are coming together to plot how we can combine our forces and reach our goal of 40K signatures by November. There are a Read more about #ourcityourbudget! Free speech 1, repression 0.[…]

Court Date 9AM June 22: Defend Free Speech Rights!

As you know, members, co-directors, and supporters of The Community Democracy Project (Oakland) (“CDP”) gather signatures every single day to get our initiative on the 2016 ballot. If our initiative passes, Oakland will have the strongest #PeoplesBudget in the United States! Our co-director Shawn McDougal is being charged with a misdemeanor: “Interfering with a Business” (California Penal Code Section Read more about Court Date 9AM June 22: Defend Free Speech Rights![…]