Join us in endorsing Desley Brooks as Our First Place Candidate for Re-Election to the Oakland City Council

Sandré Swanson
California State Assembly

Bobby Seale
Founding Chairman and National Organizer,
Black Panther Party

Rob Bonta
18 Assembly District Member

Dr. Cesar Cruz
Homies Empowerment

Oakland Pastors

Jumoke Hinton Hodge
Trustee, OUSD

Oakland Firefighters
IAFF Local 55

SEIU 1021


  • Oakland Firefighters, IAFF Local 55
  • SEIU 1021
  • Laborers, Local 304
  • Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE)
  • Beautification Council
  • IFTPE Local 21
  • ILWU Local 10
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • IFPTE Local 21
  • Oakland Rising Action
  • Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA)
  • ILWU Local 10

Elected Officials

  • Rob Bonta, 18 Assembly District Member
  • Sandre Swanson, Retired, 18th Assembly District Member
  • Jumoke Hinton Hodge, Trustee, OUSD
  • Elihu Harris, Former Mayor, City of Oakland
  • Don White, Former Alameda County Treasurer - Tax Collector
  • Leo Brazil, Former City Council Member, City of Oakland
  • Dan Seigel, Former District 6, OUSD Trustee
  • Toni Cook, Former District 6, OUSD Trustee
  • Darleen Brooks, Former Member Democratic Central Committe
  • Marlon McWilson, Former Peralta Community College Trustee
  • Aaron Goodwin, Former Member Oakland Coliseum JPA
  • Bill Riley — Trustee, Peralta Community College District


  • Bay Cities Baptist Ministers Union
  • Bay Area Community Benefit Organization
  • Bishop Frank Pinkard, Jr., Evergreen Baptist Church
  • Bishop Keith Clark, Word Assembley of Churches
  • Bishop Kevin D. Barnes, Sr., Abyssian Baptist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Harold R. Mayberry, Senior Pastor, First A.M.E. Church
  • Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith, Sr., Pastor Emeritus, Allen Temple Baptist Church
  • Rev. Joe Smith, Senior Pastor, Good Hope Baptist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Gerald Agee, Sr., Senior Pastor, Friendship Christian Center
  • Rev. L. J. Jennings, Senior Pastor Kingdom Builders Christian Fellowship Church
  • Father Jason Landeza, For identification purposes only, Pastor St. Benedict Church
  • Minister Keith Muhammed, Muhammed's Mosque #26
  • Rev. Maria Reems, Senior Pastor, Center of Hope Community Church
  • Rev. Brandon Reems, Senior Pastor, Center of Hope Community Church
  • Rev. Cornell Wheeler, Senior Pastor, Last Day Revival
  • Rev. Curtis Robinson, Senior Pastor, Faith Baptist Church
  • Rev. Ken Chambers, Senior Pastor, Westside Missionary Baptist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Russell Duley, Senior Pastor, Kaleo Christian Fellowship Church
  • Rev. Bonnie Parish Hodge, Senior Pastor, Prayer Mission Church

International Recording Artists

  • Lenny Williams, International Recording Artist
  • Mister F.A.B., International Recording Artist
  • D'Wayne Wiggins, International Recording Artist
  • Jennifer Johns, International Recording Artist
  • Ise Lyfe, International Recording Artist, Playwrite

District 6 Neighbors

  • Sam Tedasse
  • Dr. Cesar Cruz, Co-founder,
  • Leonard Thompson
  • Sparky Carranza
  • Mike Hammock
  • Charles Chiles
  • Marlena Lyons
  • Jett Psaris
  • Karen Kahn
  • William Kaufmann
  • Dr. Karen Larson
  • Richard Melmy
  • Patricia Wright
  • Peter Wright
  • Atiba Thomas
  • Ray Leon
  • Loretta Wiggins
  • Yakpasua Zazaboi, Sydewayz Café
  • Carl Hackney, Former President, 100 Black Men
  • Gabriela Vivas
  • Kenny Moore
  • Dwayne McArthur, Mcarthur Tours
  • Dr. Maureen Dorsey
  • Spider Jacobs
  • Michael Munson
  • Mary Everette, Owner, Everette & Jones Berkeley
  • Michael Baines
  • Saya Passmore
  • Chuck Harlins
  • Muriel Sterling
  • Jacques Pryor
  • Assata Olugbala
  • Brenda Johnson
  • Gwendlyn Webber

Community Leaders

  • Dorsey Nunn, All of Us or None
  • Bobby Seale, Founding Chairman and National Organizer, Black Panther Party
  • Paul Cobb, Publisher, Post Newspaper Group
  • Derrick Johnson, Owner, Chicken and Waffles
  • Geoffrey Pete, Geoffrey's Inner Circle
  • Errol Jackson, Promoter
  • Dr. Eleanor Ramsey, Principal, Mason Tilman
  • Greg McConnell, The McConnell Group
  • George Galvis, Executive Director, CuryJ
  • Dr. Laura Armstrong, Founder East Oakland Leadership Academy
  • Bernard Ashcraft, Founder, Bay Area Business Roundtable
  • Ken Houston, Son of Oakland
  • Omari Sealey, Community Organizer
  • Nehanda Imara, Community Organizer
  • Ernest Frohm, Frohm's Martial Arts
  • Lou Barack Richie, Varsity Men's Basketball, Bishop O'Dowd High School
  • Debbie Williams, Community Activist
  • Jerome Gourdine, OUSD Office of Equity
  • Dr. Kitty Kelly Epstein, Professor Education and Urban Affairs
  • Jim Chanin, Attorney
  • Marilyn Washington Harris, Khadafy Foundation
  • Jeralynn Brown-Buleford, The Alan Buleford Center For Justice
  • Douglas Butler, Community Organizer
  • Ray Carlisle, Past Charman, Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Nyeisha Dewitt, Founder, Oakland Natives Give Back
  • Darryl Carey, Founder, East Bay Small Business Council
  • Chris Jordon, World Famous Rick & Russ Show
  • Frankk Tucker, Former President 100 Black Men
  • Charles Gibson, Former Chief, Contra Costa Community Colleges
  • Dwight McElroy, Past President, SEIU 1021
  • Shonda Scott, 360 Total Concept
  • Chris Perryman, Member, 100 Blsck Men
  • Margaretta Lin, Beloved Community
  • Brian Parker, Member, 100 Black Men
  • Ms. Margaret Gordon, Community Activist
  • Gene Hazzard, Community Activist
  • Walter Riley, Attorney
  • Wil Ash, Accountant
  • Linda Lachaux
  • Ronald Muhammad, Elite Security
  • Nicole Muhammad, Community Activist