Endorsements for Rebecca Kaplan | Kaplan for Oakland

Rebecca is endorsed by a wide range of community leaders and organizations including:

Alfred SmithWe are honored to share that Pastor J. Alfred Smith, Sr. is supporting Rebecca Kaplan. Dr Smith Sr. is Pastor Emeritus of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, has been repeatedly named as one of the Most Influential by Ebony Magazine. Dr. Smith Sr. is a past national president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, and has authored several books including Speak Until Justice Wakes.


California Nurses Association“The California Nurses Association is proud to support Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan for re-election this November. We have worked together to fight for a safer and healthier community, and we need her voice on the Council.”

— Martha Kuhl, RN at Children’s Hospital Oakland and Treasurer of the California Nurses Association

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We are incredibly honored to receive the huge endorsement of Senator Bernie Sanders.  Kaplan and Sanders share a commitment to fundamental fairness. Their work to make sure our democracy is not for sale helps protect the needs of workers and community.

SEIU“We support Rebecca Kaplan for Oakland City Council. We trust her to be a principled champion for workers and residents of the City of Oakland.”

SEIU 1021

Sierra Club Sierra Club Northern Alameda County Executive Committee Member Chris Jackson on the Club’s endorsement stated, “At the Sierra Club, we value an inclusive Oakland that not only preserves its public parks and open space, but also its status as a town that values affordable housing and environmental justice for all of its residents. Rebecca Kaplan has consistently and unapologetically been the environmental community’s champion on a range of issues from fighting for more funding for our city parks, to being a recognized affordable housing leader on the city council. During this unprecedented time, we need Rebecca Kaplan’s leadership at City Hall.”

Aimee AllisonAimee Allison, founder of She the People, a national network elevating the power of women of color, has endorsed Rebecca’s re-election to the Oakland City Council At Large position. Aimee is an Oakland resident, and national leader and advocate. We are thrilled to have her support.

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I am honored to have the support of many community organizations, leaders, grassroots advocates and residents for my re-election to the at-large seat on the Oakland City Council.  Click here to endorse.

  • The Democratic Party 
  • Oakland East Bay Democratic Club
  • Our Revolution, East Bay
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Bay Area Reporter
  • Oakland Post News
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Asian Pacific American Democratic Caucus
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte
  • IFPTE Local 21
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Alameda County, AFL-CIO
  • California Nurses Association
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
  • The Sierra Club
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action PAC
  • Equality California
  • Oakland Firefighters IAFF Local 55
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Oakland Tenants Union
  • Block by Block Organizing Network
  • Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club
  • Oakland Builders Alliance
  • California Democratic Renters Council
  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council
  • Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 483
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network – APEN ACTION
  • East Bay Women’s Political Alliance
  • Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club
  • League of Conservation Voters – East Bay
  • Harvey Milk Democratic Club
  • Housing Advocate Randy Shaw
  • Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez
  • Assembly member Ash Kalra
  • Former State Assemblyman Sandre Swanson
  • Former Mayor Elihu Harris
  • Aimee Allison
  • Rev. Harold Mayberry
  • Rev. Ken Chambers
  • Pastor J. Alfred Smith Sr.
  • The Honorable Jovanka Beckles
  • The Honorable Dezie Woods-Jones
  • The Honorable Lateefah Simon
  • The Honorable Mark Leno
  • The Honorable Malia Cohen
  • Mayor Jesse Arreguin
  • Vice Mayor Larry Reid
  • President Pro Tem Dan Kalb
  • Oakland Council member Sheng Thao (District 4)
  • Oakland Council member Nikki Fortunato-Bas (District 2)
  • Oakland Council member Noel Gallo (District 5)
  • Oakland Port Commissioner and LGBTQ+ community leader Michael Colbruno
  • California Young Democrats National Committee Representative Igor Tregub
  • The Honorable Dan Siegel
  • The Honorable Aaron Peskin, Supervisor
  • Cat Brooks
  • Barbara “Bobbi” Lopez, Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member
  • Honorable Jane Kim, former Supervisor
  • California Young Democrats National Committee Representative Igor Tregub
  • Geoffrey Pete
  • The Honorable Matt Haney, Supervisor
  • The Honorable David Campos
  • The Honorable Gus Newport
  • The Honorable Kate Harrison, Council Member
  • California Senate Leader Toni Atkins
  • The Honorable Tom Ammiano
  • The Honorable Keith Carson, Supervisor
  • The Honorable Richard Valle, Supervisor
  • The Honorable Scott Haggerty, Supervisor
  • The Honorable Bevan Dufty
  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski
  • The Honorable Vinnie Bacon
  • Tonya Love, Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee Member
  • The Honorable Elsa Ortiz, AC Transit Board
  • The Honorable Shanthi Gonzales, Oakland School Board
  • Rabbi Dev Noily
  • Pastor Raymond Lankford

and many more

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