• Petitioning Alameda County Sheriff

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Alameda County Sheriff

Do Not Purchase or Deploy Drones

    1. Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)
    2. Petition by

      Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)

      Oakland, CA

I hereby endorse and join Alameda County Against Drones coalition.

Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD) is a coalition opposing the use of law enforcement and corporate drones in our skies. We oppose the expanding surveillance state as a vehicle of repression against individuals, communities, and political movements. We support efforts to prohibit drone use in the US and abroad. We stand in solidarity with the drone resistance movement, and we welcome support.

I demand that the Alameda County Sheriff and Board of Supervisors immediately end all programs to purchase or deploy drones in Alameda County.

Recent signatures


    1. Stop the Oakland Spy Center!

      Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Friends:

      Thank you so much for signing our petition against drones. Thanks to everyone who came together, drones are still not flying in our skies.

      But now we have another surveillance problem in Oakland: The Domain Awareness Center.

      The Domain Awareness Center (DAC) is a $10.9MM citywide mass surveillance center that will incorporate street cameras, license plate readers, public school CCTV, and in the future, facial recognition. The DAC will watch everyone in the city, regardless of whether they have committed a crime and without a warrant.

      Will you please sign this petition to STOP SPYING ON OAKLAND:


      The petition page has tons of links to tell you all about the DAC. Please sign it and share with your friends and family.

      Thank you so much for your support!

      Mary Madden

      The Mayor and City Council of Oakland, CA.: Don't Sell Out The People Of Oakland To The Department Of Homeland Security. Don't Vote To Fund The Domain Awareness Center!

      For more than eight months we have read a continuous stream of relevations about how the US Government, through the NSA, has been spying on We the...

    2. Drone Hearing - 2/14, Oakland, CA

      Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you so much for your support in fighting drones over Alameda County!

      The Public Protection Committee will be having a hearing on the Alameda County Sheriff's intention to purchase and deploy a drone. Join Alameda County Against Drones in saying NO to DRONES:

      Thursday, February 14
      Valentine's Day
      1pm* (*Please note: this time is subject to change.)

      Alameda County Administration Building
      1221 Oak Street
      Board Chambers, Room 512, 5th Floor
      Oakland, CA 94612

      RSVP on Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/209025959236360/

      For more information about Alameda County Against Drones, find us at:
      Email: nomby.drones@gmail.com
      Website: https://nomby.wordpress.com/
      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ACADrones
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/nomby

      Thank you!

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    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Drones Over Oakland: Emergency Press Conference 12/4, 10am

      Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)
      Petition Organizer

      The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is trying to sneak their drone purchase request through the Board of Supervisors tomorrow, before we can have our planned hearing to voice our concerns with the Public Protection Committee. If you are in the area...

      Tuesday, December 4
      1221 Oak Street, Oakland

      Please contact the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and tell them you do not want the sheriff to buy a drone.

      Chair, Nate Miley: http://www.acgov.org/board/district4/contactus.htm
      Keith Carson: http://www.acgov.org/board/district5/contactus.htm
      Wilma Chan: http://www.acgov.org/board/district3/contactus.htm
      Richard Valle: http://www.acgov.org/board/district2/contactus.htm
      Scott Haggerty: http://www.acgov.org/board/district1/contactus.htm

      Thanks for adding your voice! Please share with your friends and family.

      Mary Madden
      Alameda County Against Drones (ACAD)

    5. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      "To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.”

      ―“ Ella Wheeler Wilcox

      “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

      ― George Washington

      "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

      George Orwell

    • David Reid NEWARK, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Not having drones is improtant to me because I feel they can too easily be used to take away our right to privacy and they will soon take away our civil liberties.


      David Reid

    • Kirk Lumpkin EL CERRITO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I work in Alameda County.

    • Charlene Woodcock BERKELEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Drones, and helicopters as well, are an unacceptable invasion of our privacy and, with regard to helicopters, our right to live in peace, not to be subjected to invasive noise.

    • Justin Ryan OAKLAND, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I do not want robots flying over my house. It starts with surveillance and ends with dead children, or me.


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