The East Bay Activist Alliance (EBAA) is composed of volunteer activists and organizations in San Francisco's East Bay. We feel fortunate to live in an area whose bounty includes natural beauty, a renowned university, a thriving economy, a civically engaged true blue community, and progressive leadership at both the state and local levels. The stark contrast between our good fortune and that of many Americans in red states was made plain in the 2016 Presidential election. EBAA began as a way to support our neighbors in other states where the political leadership does not reflect the values and needs of those people.
We support strategic state legislative campaigns in key swing states, with the aim of flipping statehouses blue. When Democrats gain control in state legislatures, a progressive majority can promote important initiatives such as gun safety legislation, increased funding for education, and better healthcare policy. Democrats can also protect voting rights and fight gerrymandering, which is especially important now, given the redistricting that will occur in 2021.
Using our large network of volunteers, we support our selected candidates by organizing and providing peoplepower for phonebanks, textbanks, postcarding, and canvassing, and by raising funds.
Our impact extends to important state campaigns such as state propositions and judicial elections, and can influence federal election outcomes such as U.S. House and Senate races and of course the presidential election. In this critical election year, our hard work can make a difference in elections at all levels.
Supporting high impact races that have a path to victory, using a data-driven approach
Working for fair and democratic representation, such as putting an end to gerrymandering, protecting and expanding voting rights, and doing voter registration drives
Being of service to candidates, campaigns, and organizations, while collaborating with and relying upon the wisdom of their local leadership
Helping to enfranchise communities of color and other marginalized groups who often encounter voter suppression tactics
As an organization, engage in a transparent decision-making process that includes input from active volunteers
Supporting local political activists and groups as well as developing the skills and leadership potential of volunteers