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

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

October 25, 2011
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Mayor of Oakland, CA Jean Quan
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Why this petition matters

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

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  • Jean QuanMayor of Oakland, CA