2016 Endorsements


2016 Endorsements

It is the local elections that affect your everyday life. Don't think so? Here is just some of what is decided on a local level: what gets built and where, eviction protections, affordable housing, crosswalks, bike lanes, BART trains, AC Transit's schedule, potholes, empty parking spaces in your building, building set backs, street trees, composting, equitable distribution of city resources, nonprofit funding, and that's not all. 

Yep. LOCAL MATTERS! Tell your friends. Get involved on our Election 2016 page.

East Bay Forward is concerned with housing and transit and as such, we have decided not to take a position on things like education and the minimum wage. Here is whom and what we are supporting:



First Choice Mayor Laurie CAPITELLI

Second Choice Mayor Ben GOULD

D2  Darryl MOORE

D3  Deborah MATTHEWS

D5  Stephen MURPHY



YES on T1  Infrastructure Bond

YES on V1  Exceeding the Gann Limit

YES on U1  Landlord Tax (City Council)

YES on Z1  500 More Affordable Units

YES on AA  Eviction Protections

NO on DD  Landlord Tax (Initiative)



At-Large  Peggy MOORE

D1  Dan KALB


D5  (leave blank)

D7  Larry REID


YES on JJ  Renters Protection Act

YES on KK  Infrastructure Bond



State Senate Nancy SKINNER

BART Board  Rebecca SALTZMANLateefah SIMON

AC Transit Board  Greg HARPER, Chris PEEPLES


YES on A1  Affordable Housing Bond

YES on C1  AC Transit Parcel Tax Renewal

YES on RR  BART Bond

Help Make Change

Endorsements are good and all, but that's not how people get elected. Every vote counts, and we're organizing to throw our support behind our endorsements. We're looking to help you get involved. Check out our Election 2016 page for more information.


Get Out the Vote

Get Out the Vote

Vote for A better East BAy

It's Time. The election is days away and approaching quick. Now is the time to move some votes and mark your ballots. We're organizing for turnout to make an impact on the future of housing, transit, tenant rights, and long-term planning in the east bay. Here's how you can get involved and make change happen.

Download our Slate Cards

Click to download Berkeley's slate card

Click to download Berkeley's slate card

Click to download Oakland's slate card

Click to download Oakland's slate card

Click a city above to download

With the myriad of ballot initiatives and candidates for local office, the 2016 ballot can be a bit overwhelming!

That's okay, we've made a slate card that can help you vote. East Bay Forward has endorsed a multitude of candidates and ballot initiatives this year. We've thrown our support behind them because we genuinely believe that there are positive steps we can take to provide Housing for All. That's good and all, but lofty platitudes don't make change. Votes at the ballot box make change, and the only way anyone knows what to pick on on the ballot is through getting the word out.

Print out a copy and remember bring it with you to the ballot box. Don't forget to print copies for your friends, family, and coworkers! We support more housing, improved transit, stronger tenant protections, and better long-term planning. If you want those too, you'll probably agree with our slate.

For full details on our nominations, check out our Election 2016 nomination list. Its worth doing, or we wouldn't be asking you to sign up. All of our candidates and initiatives are running a full campaign. We want you to help them out and volunteer where you can!

Get Plugged In

East Bay Forward will continue our advocacy work long after the polls are closed. Sign up to our mailing list to stay in touch with updates, calls to action, and future social events to meet other supporters of East Bay Forward!

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Live outside the East Bay?

That's fine too! We understand that not everyone can afford to live here, and we're working to fix that. You can still get involved with our campaigns, or help these other local groups near you: