Create a safer oakland
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Mayor of Oakland
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Create a safer oakland

    1. Petition by

      Anna Patino

      Oakland, CA

Mayor of Oakland,

I am 17 years old and I want to make a difference in my community. 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.

As beautiful and unique the City of Oakland is to the Bay Area, there is a disproportionate amount of violence in many areas of our communities. This petition is to bring to the attention to the Mayor of Oakland and city council about the high need of our community to be well lit, more police patrolling in high crime areas, and more importantly community relations among city council members, politicians, police officers, and community members. Community violence does not only affect the city of Oakland, but the neighboring cities as well. Like a virus it may spread; criminals will run out of recources and go looking for new recources. Oakland should be a good neighbor to other cities we need to act together to bandage the wounds of Oakland.

Schools need to be around safe environments. Violence effects the growth of children. They do not deserve to live in violent neighborhoods. This petition is for the future generations of Oakland.

Mayor Jean Quan visited many underserved communities at the beginning of her mayoral term in the presence of many cameras and media outlets. However, her efforts have stopped there! We need to let her know that we are serious in ensuring that our community is safe not only for us but future generations as well!


“For there is another kind of violence, slower but just as deadly destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night. This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors. This is the slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter. This is the breaking of a man’s spirit by denying him the chance to stand as a father and as a man among other men. And this too afflicts us all”

– Bobby Kennedy


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Progress

      Anna Patino
      Petition Organizer

      Don't forget spread the word! The signatures are going slow but I'm still getting some! Thank you to those who have signed so far, it means a lot to me. I really want to see Oakland get better. It will only get better if we get together as a community. It doesn't matter what city you're from, or state, or country for that matter. The fall of Oakland (may it never happen) will affect us all. The Future generations depend on our actions. Let's make this count!

    3. Petition

      Anna Patino
      Petition Organizer

      This petition was sent to Ktvu and several other news stations lets hope it gets far spread the word!

    4. Reached 10 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 3 years ago
    • Eric Turney SAN JOSE, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      to make a difference

    • Anna Patino OAKLAND, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am taking action and making a difference in my community and I need your help as my community and friends to make this happen.

      This petition is near and dear to my heart. I created this petition in response to my experiences living in Oakland. We grew up most of our lives in Oakland witnessing violence, drug-related activity, and so much more at an early age.

      It is not right that Oakland is stigmatized as a violent anarchic city as media programs have so viciously portrayed it to be. This petition is a demand to Mayor Jean Quan to keep her promises to those who elected her to office. Her publicity-filled attempt at community relations in MY neighborhood failed. I will NOT stand for another politician's empty promises again. She is failing the the citizens of Oakland and more importantly those children in high crime areas.We don't want our communities engulfed by violence like the communities in Mexico where there is corruption everywhere. We shouldn't be scared to step outside our doors. Let us make our communities safer for the future generations.

      Be proactive, not reactive! Sign the petition!


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