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Hella People Power Runs Oakland
$5,130 raised
68% of $7.5k goal
43 contributors
128 Days running

We are the Community Democracy Project! We're an all-volunteer campaign.  We work to turn the power structure right-side up by putting the people of Oakland in charge of the city budget. We are a group of teachers, service workers, union members, cooperative worker-owners, parents, and fighters for a more just and equitable Oakland.


Together we can decide how much money goes to potholes, housing, parks, and libraries. Our ballot initiative creates more than 100 neighborhood assemblies across Oakland. Every month people will meet to discuss community issues and determine public priorities. Then once a year, we'll vote on how much money should go to each city department.

2020 Goals:

As you may know, CDP’s participatory budgeting initiative was juuuuuust shy of making it on the 2020 ballot. But after gathering more than 40,000 signatures, our team has grown bigger and stronger! And we're fired up to go again but we need your help!

We need to raise $36,900 to launch our signature-gathering campaign. We already have $27,000 and we need YOU to help make up the rest.  That's why we're running in the Oakland Running Festival 5K on March 22nd! We’re hoping for individual donations of $100-$500. If you can't spare the cash right now, run with us to help us raise money!


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