A New Network of Resistance in Town
By Beth Gunston, Strategic Partnerships Director
As a founding member of Bay Rising, Oakland Rising is joining forces with labor unions and social justice organizations to stand up to the attacks and rollbacks of the Trump regime. Our movement is called Bay Resistance, and together we're staging weekly actions every Tuesday for the first 100 days of this administration.
Trump has already shown in just his first few weeks as President that there are no holds barred. His administration will stop at nothing to rollback protections for our immigrant, Muslim, disabled & LGBTQ sisters and brothers, and to silence the media & government agencies. As our communities come under fire, we are showing that our resistance grows stronger when we stand together for equal rights and access to quality healthcare, jobs, housing, education and safe neighborhoods for all.
Our first action on Inauguration Day - J20 - drew thousands of people who shut down several of the institutes responsible for backing the Trump agenda. This included the SF Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, the predatory home mortgage loan office of Wells Fargo, and 555 California of which Trump owns a third. Check out some video highlights.
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Bay Resistance is convened by Jobs with Justice SF, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) and Bay Rising. Other founding organizations include 350 Bay Area, AFSCME 3299, Alliance of South Asians Taking Action, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, AFT 2121, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, California Immigrant Policy Center, CAIR SF Bay Area, California Faculty Association, Causa Justa Just Cause, Chinese Progressive Association, Climate Workers, Forward Together, Hand in Hand, Housing Rights Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace, LYRIC, Movement Strategy Center, National Union of Healthcare Workers, North Bay JwJ, SEIU 1021, SEIU USWW, SEIU 2015, Senior & Disability Action, SF United Against Trump, Sunflower Alliance, United Educators of San Francisco, UNITE HERE Local 2, Young Workers United.