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Bay Area Reporter Endorses Rebecca Kaplan

Editorial: Kaplan for Oakland City Council The Bay Area Reporter has supported Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan since she first won the at-large seat in 2008 and we continue to support her in this election. She has been a successful legislator on the council...

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East Bay Express endorses Rebecca!

East Bay Express Endorsement: City Council At-Large — Rebecca Kaplan “Several times over the past two years, it appeared that critical measures — to protect renters, workers, and the environment, or to strengthen police accountability — were being blocked by...

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Kaplan’s Voter Guide

This year’s ballot is the longest I’ve seen in a very long time. There are a lot of local measures that are very important for our community. I’ve been leader on many of these including police accountability, renter protections, and healthy children....

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Oakland Magazine Endorses Kaplan

The Oakland Magazine has endorsed Rebecca Kaplan for At-Large City Council. They call her a “smart, capable elected official”. Here are a couple excerpts from the endorsement: “We wholeheartedly endorse the reelection of Oakland Councilmember Rebecca...

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Oakland City Councilwoman At-Large Rebecca Kaplan Files with a Diverse Group of Prominent Endorsements

Oakland City Councilwoman At-Large Rebecca Kaplan filed her paperwork Friday and announced a diverse group of endorsements today as part of her re-election campaign to the Oakland City Council at-large seat. Early in the campaign, Kaplan already has the endorsements of State Senator Loni Hancock, former Assemblyman Sandré Swanson, the Sierra Club, SEIU Local 1021, the California Nurses Association, and the Building and Construction Trade Council of Alameda County.

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The Post: Oakland Police Commission Will Be on November Ballot

Council members on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a November ballot measure to change the city’s charter in order to create a citizen Police Commission, which will have the power to investigate and impose discipline for misconduct committed by Oakland police officers. During the debate over the measure at the council meeting, Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Desley Brooks attempted to amend the proposal to remove the power of the mayor to appoint commission members.

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SF Chronicle: Oakland voters will get their say on stricter rent control

Citing escalating rents that tenant advocates call a threat to Oakland’s character, the City Council threw its support Wednesday behind a November ballot measure that would limit property owners’ ability to charge more and carry out evictions. The council voted unanimously to approve the measure, which was introduced by Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan, after a four-hour debate that began Tuesday evening and ended well after midnight.

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The Post: Council Members: OPD Must Recruit Local Residents, Women and People of Color

A proposal advocating changes to the Oakland Police Department’s recruiting practices passed unanimously this week at a packed Public Safety Committee meeting. “We have for many years received concerns about underrepresentation of people of Oakland, underrepresentation of people of color and particularly African Americans, and underrepresentation of LGBT people and women,” said Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, who sponsored the resolution.

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Happy Pride

Dear Supporters, It is wonderful to celebrate Pride with my LGBTQ community and allies. However, this year’s celebration had a cloud hanging over it. Our nation was hit with horrific homophobic violence this month in Orlando. It is a stark reminder, despite all...

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