Demand Mayor Jean Quan Stop the Police Repression of Occupy Oakland!
  • Petitioned Jean Quan

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Mayor of Oakland, CA
Jean Quan

Demand Mayor Jean Quan Stop the Police Repression of Occupy Oakland!

    1. Causa Justa  Just Cause
    2. Petition by

      Causa Justa Just Cause

      Oakland, CA

We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with Occupy Oakland. 

We are outraged by your decision to have that peaceful, lawful and inspiring assembly raided.  We denounce police intimidation, harassment and incarceration of peaceful protesters.  We call on you to drop all the charges against these community leaders, to release them immediately, and to allow for the restoration of the encampment.

Occupy Oakland has been a public forum, on public land, about matters of dire urgency to the public:  unemployment, affordable housing, taxation, bank accountability, and the unconscionable and deeply racialized inequity between the 1% and the rest of us.

These very same concerns are the heart of the work of dozens of community organizations, labor unions, and activists throughout the SF Bay Area.  Our government must represent these progressive commitments, and not pander to the 1%.

A city government of the 99% should work proactively to support the encampment with resources like medical assistance, electricity, and bathrooms.

A city government of the 99% should open its doors to the encampment, come down to hear the concerns of the protesters, and defend the constitutional right to peaceful assembly. 

A city government of the 99% should take inspiration from the encampment, and use its power to meet some of its demands:  taxing the rich, holding big banks accountable, job creation, affordable housing, healthcare, and so many rights our communities have been denied for too long.

What Oakland needs and wants is a city government of the 99%.

This type of violence cannot happen again in Oakland or any other city around the country. We demand that mayors and police chiefs around the country refrain from similar Oakland-style police attacks, we the concerned citizens of the country are watching.

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Organizational Signers:

Causa Justa / Just Cause

Filipino Advocates for Justice

Center for Media Justice

APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)

Design Action Collective

Liberation Ink, Worker Collective

SOUL (School of Unity and Liberation)

Global Justice Ecology Project

Movement Generation: Justice and Ecology Project

AYPAL (Asian/Pacific Islander Youth Promiting Advocacy and Leadership)

Movement Strategy Center

Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Catalyst Project

Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative, San Francisco State University

East Bay Saturday Dialogues

The Ruckus Society

POWER (People Organized to Win Employment Rights)

Center for Community, Democracy and Ecology

Critical Resistance Oakland

Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco

Global Women's Strike SF/Bay Area

California Reinvestment Coalition

US PROStitutes Collective

Cedar Tree Architects

Californians United for a Responsible Budget

California Prison Moratorium Project

Urban Peace Movement

Alliance for South Asians Taking Action (ASATA)

Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Jobs with Justice

Justice Now

La Raza Centro Legal

John George Democratic Club

Oscar Grant Committee

Legal Services for Prisoners With Children

All of Us Or None, a project of LSPC

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

Korean Community Center of the East Bay

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)

Young Workers United

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. 6PM tonight. Oakland. Gather at 14th and Broadway.

      Causa Justa  Just Cause
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks to all the petition signers and people in the streets, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan has committed to allowing the 99% to gather and meet in Frank Ogawa / Oscar Grant Plaza tonight! We are looking forward to a powerful, exciting and peaceful General Assembly at Occupy Oakland tonight, starting at 6pm. We expect the City to also honor its commitment to have a reduced police presence tonight and to deescalate the situation at all costs. We also expect the City to ensure all arrestees have been released and all charges are dropped.

      Let’s celebrate Occupy Oakland and the whole worldwide movement to lift up the 99% and make the big banks and corporations pay. Gather at 6PM at 14th and Broadway tonight.

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Wendell Hull STANNA, CT
      • almost 3 years ago
    • Anna Patino OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      All kinds of violence needs to stop, neighborhoods around Oakland are terrorized by gang, drugs etc.

      I have written a petition asking the Mayor and the council to focus on making Oakland a better place. By better I mean safer. As a long time contributing citizens of Oakland, we have seen too much violence, drug related activity, and crime that has not deterred or declined. This is a demand/plea for change. Please sign this petition so that we let Mayor Jean Quan know that we want her to live up to her promises. Please support my cause!

    • Rev. Lowrey FERNDALE, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      The whole world is watching Mayor. Your police actions against Free Speech and Free Assembly and Public Service (to your own constituents no less) are deplorable. Your actions belie your conciliatory words.

    • jose benitez RIVERBANK, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is government oppression, and if we don't stop it now, things will only get worse and we'll soon be in a dictatorship. prevent it now!

    • Janet Komada LAKEWOOD, OH
      • almost 3 years ago

      The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble. Our Founding Fathers must be turning in their graves as thousands of protesters are beaten, arrested and denied their rights!!!


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