• Petitioned Oakland Pride

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Oakland Pride

Drop funding from Chevron and Wells Fargo for Oakland Pride 2012

    1. Petition by

      Mahfam Malek

      Oakland, CA

Chevron & Wells Fargo's atrocious behavior is well-documented. As we speak, homes that Oaklanders and our neighbors purchased through predatory loans from Wells Fargo are being repossessed, and Richmond's residents and the residents of nearby cities are being poisoned due to major oversights on the part of Chevron. These are small pieces in a big picture of extreme corporate irresponsibility by both of these corporations that negatively affects not just our immediate community but our country, people around the world, and the planet that sustains us.

The beautiful city of Oakland has been and continues to be a hub of progressive action, community organizing, and modeling of the possibility of community solutions to some of our biggest problems. Oakland's LGBTQ community and our allies deserve a better Pride celebration than one that is sponsored by some of our nation's biggest offenders in the corporate oppression game.

Corporate sponsorships from Chevron & Wells Fargo are unacceptable for an event that is supposed to be about liberation & celebration. Oakland Pride, let's find a better way.

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    • cinthya munoz OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because wella fargo not only profits from the millions of foreclosures but also threatens the safety of all our communities by investing in private prison and private immigrant detention center development as wells as funds anyi immigrant and amti working ppl legialation to assure they can continue to have a flux of ppl coming into them, and chevron, well simply poisons our communities. Pride, stop taking their funding please, it only adds to their attempts to cover up their mess.

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    • Bonnie Gray MILL VALLEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Something must be done about the disregard for people's lives and the health of the community

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    • Paul Arensmeyer BERKELEY, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      When we accept financial support from corporations, we become complicit in the ways they "earned" that money. When their money comes from business practices that oppress others, Pride becomes a celebration of oppression. I can not be proud of that.

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    • Joan Doyle OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Is a party sponsored by Chevron and Wells Fargo something to be proud of?

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    • Emily Lebsack OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I have mostly given up on "pride" because it feels like a gay capitalist orgy, but I've maintained a soft spot in my heart for Oakland's pride the past couple times it's happened. Well, this year they're taking money from Chevron and Wells Fargo, who have done so much to harm our communities. Taking their money supports their outright LIES that they are doing good the community.

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