Description: Join us for a panel discussion exploring recent developments that have opened the floodgates to money in our political system and what we can do, including amending the constitution, to build a truly equitable democracy. Local leaders will connect this somewhat abstract national issue to community concerns.
Hosted by: Common Cause Berkeley and Money Out/Voters In
Tickets: $20 for General Public, $10 for Seniors, Veterans, and Disabled, FREE for Students. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Location: Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater, Broadway and 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
Description: Join Strike Debt Bay Area in working on some exciting projects locally and nationally to fight unjust debt.
– The latest on our coalition efforts to Save the Berkeley Post Office and fight the privatization of our commons.
– The latest on our efforts to help Richmond and NGO allies push for principal reduction for Richmond’s homeowners. Read two articles here and here, written by two Strike Debt Bay Area members on the Richmond principal reduction / eminent domain case.
In addition, we are exploring the use of a public bank to help Richmond, CA and other communities escape the thrall of Wall Street.
- Work on our radio segment on KPFA
– Other projects include efforts to fight against student debt in conjunction with peeps at UC Cal via a Strike Debt UC Berkeley chapter of Strike Debt, a book group with semi-weekly discussions, investigations into the legitimacy of mortgage ownership and therefore the right to foreclose, efforts to thwart payday loan usury and more.