2020 Electoral Endorsements

Current Endorsements

Schools & Communities First - Yes on Prop 15

We are joining militant educators all across the state such as United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), and our beloved Oakland Educators Association (OEA) to support the California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2020. This act would raise $11 billion for the state of California by reforming Proposition 13 (1978) and raising taxes on certain business properties. Of this, $4.5 billion will go to California schools, and the rest will go to local governments.

For more information, please email endorsements@eastbaydsa.org

No On Prop 22

Proposition 22 -- funded by Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Instacart, and Postmates at a record-breaking $180 million -- is a cynical attempt by corporations to buy their way out of labor law and continue to exploit workers across California. If Prop 22 passes, app-based workers like Uber and Lyft drivers would lose income (up to $300 a week by some estimates), benefits like paid sick leave, overtime, and workers’ compensation, and the right to form a union. Corporations are bullying workers by threatening to take away flexible schedules and even to stop business in California unless Prop 22 passes. Drivers are organizing to fight back against Prop 22 with groups like We Drive Progress and Gig Workers Rising, and they need our support. 

Sign up here to phone bank California voters and urge them to vote No on Proposition 22. Contact Amanda Baldiga at amanda.baldiga@gmail.com to get more involved. 

Jovanka Beckles for AC Transit Board

Jovanka Beckles is a movement organizer, a former two-term Richmond City Councilmember, a long-time leader in the Richmond Progressive Alliance, a children’s mental health professional, and a former candidate for California’s State Assembly District 15. She is running for AC Transit Board to fight for the labor rights of transit workers and a green, fare-free, universally accessible transit system.

Learn more about Jovanka's campaign and get involved here!