Oakland, CA -- City Councilmember Desley Brooks continues to rack up key endorsements for the District 6 campaign in the November 2018 election. This week she gained the support of prominent activist Bobby Seale, Co-founder of The Black Panther Party for Self Defense.
“I endorse sister Desley Brooks for reelection to Oakland City Council. She is truly innovative in both thought and action. Desley has been a vital voice in the fight for people's economic, ecological, and social justice empowerment.” says Bobby Seale, whose community work in the Oakland area and the nation spans over five decades.
A long-time organizer, Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party for Self Defense with Huey P. Newton in 1966 in Oakland. The organization aimed to combat police brutality and create self- determined communities for Oakland’s Black residents. The prominent organization also famously provided programs filling basic needs for people neglected by government efforts and cut of locally funded efforts. Seale says Desley Brooks is the only candidate working towards these same goals today. ”Her legislation on jobs, housing, environmental injustices and community development have ensured that the people of Oakland have a chance to grow with the city, not be pushed out of it,” said Seale.