We’re moving the East Bay forward, together

East Bay for Everyone (formerly East Bay Forward) is a network of people fighting for the future of housing, transit, tenant rights, and long-term planning in the East Bay. We say yes to more neighbors, more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure in our backyards.

Flex your civic muscle

We’re active and everywhere. Find us at community meetings, Zoning Boards, Planning Commissions, and your local City Council meetings. Read up on what we’re up to these days.

Regular meetups

We host monthly meetings every second Wednesday in Oakland and occasionally a weekend meeting every third Sunday in Berkeley. If you’re into procedure and direction-setting, join us. We also try to have fun events like happy hours or karaoke nights every once in a while. Event details are in the calendar.

What’s going on:

We are most active in the cities of Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley but we’re working to build a base of pro-housing advocates who believe that density is good, displacement needs to be stopped, housing is a home, and that we need more of it – especially in the long run. As more people join from each city, we can expand our work. Read our full platform.

East Bay for Everyone Endorses Janani Ramachandran for AD18 and No on the Recall

The results of the EBFE endorsements vote in the AD 18 special election and gubernatorial recall election have been released. With 60% of the vote, EB4E has voted to endorse Janani Ramachandran in the AD 18 special runoff election on August 31. Ramachandran has...

AD18 Special Election Candidate Forum

While East Bay for Everyone is not issuing an endorsement for this special election we are holding did hold a candidate forum. We asked each candidate - James Aguilar, Victor Aguilar, Nelsy Batista, Mia Bonta*, Janani Ramachandran, and Malia Vella to submit a...

EB4E’s New White Paper – California Housing Corporation: The Case for a Public Sector Developer

East Bay for Everyone is a membership organization devoted to building just cities through housing, land use and mobility policies. In addition to supporting zoning reform and tenant protections, East Bay for Everyone recognizes the need for social housing policy to...

East Bay for Everyone Denounces the Use of Policing as a Vehicle of Gentrification

The murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have catalyzed a national uprising in response to continued police violence and lawlessness that has shown implacable resistance to reform. It was recently reported that a Louisville police unit called Place-Based...

East Bay for Everyone Endorsements 2020

East Bay for Everyone has endorsed candidates for Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Walnut Creek, BART, and AC Transit who we believe are the best choices to move the Bay forward toward housing, transit, and equity for all. To help guide voters casting ranked-choice votes,...

Statement on EB4E and Co-Executive Leave of Absence

East Bay for Everyone is proud to be a large volunteer organization composed of many members working towards a better future for the East Bay with allies who are equally as diverse. Our endorsement process is democratic and voted upon by members. It has recently come...

East Bay for Everyone supports the goals of Defund OPD platform

After decades of failed attempts of reform, it’s time for a major change in Oakland’s police budget. We urge the city to join us in listening to the wisdom of our community leaders of color and divest from OPD while investing in services that promote the safety,...

East Bay For Everyone Opposes Using Cops To Enforce BART Social Distancing

BART staff are recommending spending $2 million dollars to use 5 cops and 6 fare inspectors to enforce social distancing. East Bay For Everyone opposes the expansion of police powers to the enforcement of health orders. Increased policing should have no place in an...

Call to Action: Measure Q and Tear Gas

Anti-racism requires more than statements. That’s why we’re asking the membership of East Bay for Everyone to take action. The Oakland City Council will consider two items with critical implications to police violence and pandemic induced-austerity. We call for OPD to...

East Bay for Everyone Stands with Protesters Against Racist Policing

East Bay for Everyone recognizes that there’s nothing new about the murder and abuse of Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+ folks, and the poor by police departments in the United States. The only thing that has changed is that it’s on...

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer