According to the Pew Research Center, there are over 29.1 million Latinx voters registered to vote in the United States. Oakland North spoke with five local Latinx voters on Election Day and asked them how they are voting on issues like the mayoral race, rent control, and property taxes. Here’s what they said: Jose Lorenzana, 73 “I voted today because I like to fulfill my duties as a citizen. I vote every year. ” Aleah Rosario, 32 “One of the most…
“Voting is important because our voices are so seldom heard,” said Mavin Griffin, founder and resident of the Wood Street encampment for the homeless in West Oakland.
Funds raised by the tax would go toward solutions for Oakland’s increasing homelessness epidemic, and a quarter would be earmarked for addressing blight and illegal dumping.
Billion-dollar dialysis companies and a labor union are spending tens of millions of dollars to sway Proposition 8 votes their way on Election Day. Health experts say the proposition is unlikely to improve care for dialysis patients and may put care out of reach for patients in low-income areas.
But they also say risky practices in the industry put patients’ lives at risk.
Spending limits in two district races have been lifted after union-funded PACs dumped over $80,000 in the District 2 and 4 races. See who they’re spending it towards and where other candidates are getting their money from.
OpenOakland’s latest version of OpenDisclosure.io, a website that provides data visualizations for campaign finance information related to this year’s elections in Oakland.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf touted her accomplishments on housing, crime reduction, and education during her State of the City address, which only had a small audience.