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.

Oppose OPD’s Discrimination against New Karibbean City

Displacement through residency is as important to stomp out as displacement through culture and business in Oakland. East Bay for Everyone demands that Oakland Police cease and desist from discriminatory policing of the New Karibbean City nightclub through revoking...
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Support the RV residents in Berkeley!

Our organization is already formally opposed to sweeps of encampments. This letter is specifically about the RV situation in Berkeley East Bay for Everyone’s membership has voted overwhelmingly to support the RV residents in Berkeley, who have recently been prohibited...
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Meet the EBFErs: Tommaso Sciortino

We're on to the fifth interview in a series highlighting the organizers who make up East Bay for Everyone. Next up is Tomm! What's your name and pronouns? Tommaso Sciortino, he/him What is your housing story? I lived at home until I moved...
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Letter on Oakland Encampment Policy

We sent the following letter to the City of Oakland on January 12, 2019. To Mayor Schaaf and City of Oakland staff, We write in regards to Oakland’s policies on unhoused residents. As is stated in our name, we support an East Bay for everyone, including low- and...
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Meet the EBFErs: Adriana Valencia

In the fourth Meet the EBFErs interview, we meet Adriana Valencia, a housing for all and density advocate living in Oakland!

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Letter in Support of CASA Compact

We sent the following letter to the CASA Committee on November 30, 2018. Read more about it on the CASA on their  website. Dear CASA Co-Chairs and Committee Members, We members of East Bay For Everyone are glad to see elected leaders and community organizations...
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Letter In Support of Proposed Oakland Public Land Policy

We sent the following letter to Oakland City Council for their December 14, 2018 meeting. Read more about it on the city website. City Councilmembers: We write to register our support for the public lands policy directive authored by Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and...
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This Saturday: Canvass with Greg and Buffy!

This Saturday, East Bay for Everyone will be canvassing for Greg Magofna and Buffy Wicks! Greg is one of the founding organizers of East Bay for Everyone and was recently endorsed by the East Bay Express. We're super excited that one of our own is running for Berkeley...
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Tomorrow, 10a: Canvass with Rashi!!

With just under a month until the election, East Bay for Everyone is organizing a canvassing event every Saturday until we're done. Our first group canvassing of October is going to be with Rashi, our endorsed candidate for Berkeley City Council, District 1 and...
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East Bay For Everyone Endorsements for Election 2018

This is our list of top picks for the Nov. 6th election. Our members voted, and this reflects the top choices for each race. Statewide Offices Vote Gavin Newsom Governor Vote Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor Vote Buffy Wicks for Assembly District 15 Ballot...
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Upcoming Events

  1. Demand council study the Missing Middle proposal to legalize quadplexes throughout Berkeley.

    March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  2. March Transport Oakland Happy Hour

    March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  3. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Transport Oakland Board Meeting

    April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. Transportation+Compact Growth meeting #sierraclubmtg

    April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer