Defund OPD Phonebank: Last Chance Oakland City Council
June 29, 2020
In case you missed it, the so-called "Equity Caucus" of the Oakland City Council rammed through a mid-cycle city budget that only shaved off less than 1% of the Oakland Police Department budget - a drop in the bucket of $250 million that should go towards refunding of services, housing, education, mental health services, and other social welfare programs that enhance Black lives and communities.
Councilmember Kaplan has agreed to bring back the Oakland City budget back to the table to reconsider defunding the police after last week’s vote. Sign up to phonebank the remaining city council members to defund OPD.
No experience is necessary to make calls. Making calls is easy, and there will be a zoom training before you start. This is a great event for anyone whether you're new to political campaigns or a seasoned organizer! Phonebanking is also a great activity you can do from the safety of your home, during COVID.
RSVP below to join the virtual phonebank at 6 pm on Monday, June 29th. You will need a microphone on your computer, as well as a phone to make the calls. Instructions will be provided once you join!
Together, we will work to #DefundOPD.
Will you attend? Let us know!