This campaign was started a year ago by youth leaders (from Oakland Kids First, All City Council Student Union and other OYV Coalition members), who spent months researching, engaging their school communities, and meeting with Councilmembers to enlist their support and develop the legislation. Thank you to Council President Kaplan for authoring the measure, and to Councilmembers Bas and Taylor for co-sponsoring it!
Oakland Kids First (Co-Chair), All City Council Student Union (Co-Chair), Justice for Oakland Students Coalition (J4OS), Californians for Justice, AYPAL: Building API Power, Oakland Youth Advisory Commission, Bay Area Community Resources, Power California, Youth Together, and Bay Peace.
Youth leaders in Oakland have worked together for years to ensure OUSD policies and practices are informed by the experiences and diverse needs of all the students.
The next step in their work to build student power and improve educational outcomes – is to pass Oakland Youth Vote so every student has a VOICE! Please join us today!