Advocacy

Advocacy

Alameda Home Team
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The Alameda Home Team, builds community support and advocates for a variety of home types to meet the needs of all in our community, including seniors, families, individuals, and people with disabilities. We support programs to provide homes for everyone such as low-income, affordable housing, and home buyer incentives as well as meeting the needs of market rate buyers. We believe in the value of Alameda taking care of its own, knowing that a mix of housing types for all incomes creates vibrant neighborhoods, strong families, consistent education, and a healthy economy. As a member of East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO), we are a proud participant of the Annual Affordable Housing Week held each May.

www.alamedahometeam.org
950 West Mall Square, Suite 140A
Alameda, California 94502
510-523-4460
Patricia Young
aht@alamedahometeam.org
Center for Independent Living

The Center for Independent Living (The CIL) provides advocacy and services that increase awareness, collaboration, and opportunity among people with disabilities and the community at large.
The CIL’s programs provides people with skills, knowledge, and resources that empower them to eliminate damaging and stereotypical notions of disability so that they are able to strive toward realizing their full human potential.

http://www.thecil.org/
2490 Mariners Square Loop, Suite 210
Alameda, California 94501
510-841-4776
Stuart James
sjames@cilberkeley.org
Operation People for Peace

Operation People for Peace (OPFP) provides advocacy for the underserved, underrepresented, and disenfranchised. We strive to achieve our goals by working and associating with other non-exempt organizations through an awareness campaign concerning our purposes. Our purposes are not limited to these actions but will include distributions including food donations, clothing, and shelter; awareness campaigns surrounding health and wellness, educational needs with educational digital technology, concerns for incarcerated individuals and reducing recidivism within prison systems, housing, and other needs for assisting the underclass. Furthermore, we strive to reduce violence and we believe that all should have a clean environment and be free of harm. This includes clean air and water in all communities. We also believe in the cessation of war in communities, globally. Our organization believes in and promotes peaceful dialogue and non violent action in order to resolve conflict in communities across the globe.

Our efforts include disaster relief and needs that occur during disasters such as hurricanes, floods, fires, clean air issues, clean land and water issues, homelessness. Our efforts will assist any other needs of disenfranchised communities affected by acts of God or industry. In addition, from time to time this organization will affiliate itself in concert with other approved non-exempt organizations and federal, state, and local government and quasi government agencies to become an advocate in the area of disasters through non violent direct action, lectures and dissemination of literature and other means of public instruction. In order to conduct these activities we utilize community volunteers and staff from Operation People for Peace, Inc. and all other agencies aforementioned. All activities are located in various community agency outlets and churches but are not limited to public media outlets.

In times of need, Operation People for Peace, Inc. will recommend and advise the undeserved and underrepresented communities or individuals to receive their legal rights to appeal before government agencies, globally agencies and courts concerning inadequacies that may exist in their communities in order to advocate their rights through non violent action. This organization will contact and advise other non profit, exempt agencies or retain and organized profit legal assistance to articulate the issues of the undeserved. This organization will go to governmental agencies for assistance in legal matters including contacting the US Department of Justice and the United Nations for global actions to voice the concerns of the undeserved and underrepresented, globally.

www.opfp.us
6919 Pensacola Blvd.
Pensacola, Florida 32505
850-450-1982
866-399-6308
Art Rocker
kingart43@aol.com
Robert Raburn

Robert Raburn was elected to the BART Board of Directors on November 2, 2010. Director Raburn represents District 4, which includes most of Oakland, the city of Alameda, and part of San Leandro. It is one of the most diverse districts represented on the BART Board.

Raburn came to the East Bay in 1979 to study transportation and urban geography at UC Berkeley, where he received a doctorate degree. He taught geography and urban planning for a decade at San Jose State University, and on behalf of Hispanic voter groups, served as an expert witness and drew political redistricting plans adopted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Raburn led the East Bay Bicycle Coalition for much of his involvement with them from 1992 to 2010. His work led to the building of the bike path on the new Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge, and the removal of the “world’s shortest freeway” near Lake Merritt in Oakland.

His work has also influenced regional and state policies on transportation planning and air quality.

For a decade prior to being elected, Raburn chaired Alameda County’s Measure B Citizens Watchdog Committee, ensuring Measure B transportation tax funds were spent as promised to the voters. He helped draft the Measure B expenditure plan that was approved by voters in 2000. Raburn has also helped lead other successful local and regional ballot measures, raising $2.5 million in transportation funds for transit, pedestrian, and bicycle improvements along Fruitvale Avenue and helping to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety near various BART stations. His ideas for Safe Routes to Transit are now part of a region-wide program.

Robert received the Clean Air Champion Award from the Bay Area Air District in 1995, the Stride & Ride Award from the California Bicycle Coalition in 2003, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Excellent in Motion Award in 2004.

As a staunch believer in community involvement, Raburn enjoys volunteering at Allenwood Elementary and in the Dimond District near his home in Oakland. In his spare time he likes to bicycle tour with his wife Pat.

He speaks Spanish and is an avid bass guitar player.

510-464-6095
510-464-6011
Robert Raburn
robertraburn@covad.net