As you may have heard by now, our signature gathering campaign launched with a BANG. We’ve been all over Oakland– marching on May Day against Police brutality, hitting up First Friday Art Walk, and taking action at West Oakland BART (just to name a few..)

It’s only been a week, but we have already gathered hundreds of signatures.

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CDP supporters like YOU came from all over the city to take action for people power. Volunteers with different backgrounds and experiences sharing the SAME belief that the people of Oakland deserve to have a voice in their community.

Here’s an example of one of our amazing volunteers.

Meet Linda Chen. In the beginning, Linda wanted to support our campaign but was unsure about signature gathering. Linda had no experience and didn’t know what to expect. Their response to our invitation to join us? “I’ll try it one time.”

Linda pictured on the right in the grey shirt

Linda pictured on the right in the grey shirt









After CDP volunteer training and a day of gathering signatures, Linda turned out to be a natural, and gathered the most signatures out of everyone! Their soft spoken nature and strong conviction got people to listen. Not only that, at the end of the day they said “It changed the way I think about how I interact with people, and this will have a big impact on how I show up in my life.”

Whether you are an old supporter or completely new to CDP, come out and join people like Linda in taking action for Oakland and for yourself. I know what you’re wondering.. WHEN CAN I START? WHERE DO I GO?

Here are the shifts for this weekend:

Sat May 9th 1-5pm: Second Saturday Art & Music Walk (meet at corner of San Pablo & Alcatraz)

Sun May 10th 1-4pm: Lake Merritt

Or sign up for other signature gathering parties in May here!

In solidarity,

Mandy and the CDP team

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