Campaigns

What we're doing

East Bay DSA is comprised of hundreds of volunteers who work every week, even every day, to build a progressive community in the East Bay. DSA campaign work comes in many forms, including canvassing, calling, posting, and organizing among its members and the greater community.


Defund OPD

Black people have been disproportionately targeted, prosecuted, and murdered by the police for centuries under an intrinsically racist, capitalist system. In Oakland, the police budget eats up 44% of the general fund, more than any other city in the nation. We must defund the police and refund services that enhance Black lives, instead of taking them away. Join us!

Let's Defund OPD!

Build Tenant Power

East Bay DSA is part of a coalition known as the Oakland Rent Strike Committee, which was formed in response to the conditions under Covid-19. Thousands of working class people have already lost their jobs or had their hours reduced throughout the East Bay. The City of Oakland has instituted the strongest eviction moratorium in the state, creating the most favorable conditions for tenants to withhold rent. This campaign will support and provide resources to members who are organizing their neighbors and those who share the same landlord. Whether you want to support the call for rent and mortgage cancellation, your building wants to organize a rent strike, or you're just starting to get to know your neighbors and explore what building tenant power could look like, we want to organize with you!

Fill out our housing survey, whether you live in Oakland or beyond, and we'll get in touch.

Classroom Justice NOW!

Fight racist school closures and colocations. Pro-charter organizations funded by billionaires like Mike Bloomberg are trying to turn students and parents into yet another vector for profit. We're fighting to keep Oakland's schools public for ALL, and to get charter schools and their billionaire funders out of our communities!

Learn more about Classroom Justice NOW!

Let's Own PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric is the investor-owned utility in Northern California responsible for wildfires that have cost lives and property for thousands of working-class people. It's time to take PG&E under public and worker ownership to bring energy to everyone and ensure the safety of the infrastructure.

Learn more about Let's Own PG&E

Labor Support Rapid Response

Inspired by teacher, nurse, and city worker strikes? Excited to support rank-and-file workers on the picket line in the East Bay? Join the Labor Support Rapid Response system to be notified by the East Bay DSA Labor Committee via text message about strikes and public actions.

Learn more about the Labor Support Rapid Response

Medicare for All

One of our first campaigns, DSA is fighting for Medicare for All, also known as single-payer healthcare, and we're winning. See the progress we're making and how you can get involved.

Learn more about Medicare for All