Stories from the Frontlines, in 5 Acts

For the past two weeks, we have talked with thousands of people in just enough moments to hopefully strike a chord. Sometimes it’s a favorable interaction, sometimes not. Sometimes it results in a signature, sometimes even a volunteer or organization contact. It’s a chance to talk about something that matters to people in your own Read more about Stories from the Frontlines, in 5 Acts[…]

Real Stories, Real Action: Join Us Tomorrow for #MayDay2015

CDP–like Oakland itself–is made up of diverse and passionate individuals, individuals with different experiences who all share the commitment to making democracy real in our city. Below are the personal statements of just two of our members. My name’s Tia. I sue perpetrators of domestic violence for a living and I have a love-hate relationship Read more about Real Stories, Real Action: Join Us Tomorrow for #MayDay2015[…]

Cartoons, Crowd-funding, and Community

The Community Democracy Project’s signature gathering campaign launch date is quickly approaching. This means we need money to file and print our initiative. That’ll cost about $3,000 and we need to raise that much by May 1st! Please donate today and watch CDP’s animated video about our vision for a people’s budget. As you’ll learn from our video, to get our Read more about Cartoons, Crowd-funding, and Community[…]

Jump In, Join Up with CDP this Sunday!

There’s no time like the present to jump in and join the Community Democracy Project as we explore another Oakland neighborhood! This Sunday we’ll be hitting up Jack London Square to talk to folks about their vision for Oakland. What: Another installment of Sunday street conversations. If you’re new, we’ll provide a brief training and Read more about Jump In, Join Up with CDP this Sunday![…]

Love Oakland? Interested in social justice?

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Meet interesting people who also love Oakland? Be a part of a movement to create social change? The most meaningful part of my experience in CDP has been going out and interacting with people in our community. I’ve talked to so many people who are passionate about Read more about Love Oakland? Interested in social justice?[…]

Come to our Garage Sale For Good!

Ah, Sunday afternoon! What better way to spend a lovely day in the sun than at our CDP Garage Sale for Good? This Sunday from 1 – 5pm, CDP will be posted up outside Alchemy Collective Café with all sorts of treasures, trinkets and threads for sale. And of course, we’ll never neglect the opportunity to spread the people power Read more about Come to our Garage Sale For Good![…]