Represent the People

We're going to take out a "Help Wanted ad" -- because our Sheriff and District Attorney need to be replaced!
Greg Jan
Oakland, California
United States
3 Team Members

Alameda County needs a New Sheriff and District Attorney! 

Our current Sheriff and District Attorney were anointed and appointed by the powers that be, not elected in competitive elections.  Racial profiling, jailing immigrants, trampling on civil liberties, putting people in jail for the wrong reasons -  the current Sheriff and District Attorney do not represent Alameda County.

It's time for us to replace District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and Sheriff Greg Ahern!

Help us publicize this campaign.  We’re looking for candidates.  Help us run "Help Wanted ads" in local newspapers.  Our minimum goal is $1,200 for a half page ad.  See the sample ad below.

Just a few things a new District Attorney could do:
  • Investigations into wage theft, abuses by creditors, foreclosure fraud and environmental crimes.
  • Voice support for improved crime labs, removal of police from schools
  • Refusal of prosecution for drug possession or use.
  • Voice opposition to curfews, arrests of school children, solitary confinement of children.
  • Independent investigations of police misconduct.
  • Keeping costs down by not keeping low level offenders in jail awaiting prosecution decisions
Just a few things a new Sheriff could do:
  • No cooperation on ICE raids and no use of ICE holds.
  • Abandon the pursuit of the acquisition of drones.
  • Refusal to participate in homeowner evictions.
  • Keeping costs down by using 'cite and release' to keep low-level offenders out of jail
  • An independent, unbiased Coroner's Office.

Here are links to a few articles about the District Attorney and Sheriff:

"Alameda County DA: We Don't Want Oaklanders in Alameda"

"Alameda County Sheriff to People He Allegedly Serves: 'It's My Jail.' Go F*** Yourselves"

"Alameda County passes resolution against Secure Communities policy"

Sponsored by: Represent the People, a coalition of Alameda County Progressive Organizations.

For more information, and to get involved, please contact us, at: (website coming!)


Here is a copy of the flyer of our initial meeting, held a few weeks ago, on November 5th:

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