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.

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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EB4E Monthly Meeting for Oct 10: LOCATION UPDATE

REMINDER: East Bay For Everyone’s Monthly Meeting for October 10th, 2018 has had its location changed! Instead of the normal meeting spot at our Franklin St HQ, the meeting on Wednesday, October 10th, we will be at the “7th West Bar”, 1255 7th Street, Oakland. The...
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East Bay For Everyone​’s Statement regarding the BART Safety Plan

East Bay for Everyone believes that mobility is a human right. Full stop, no exceptions. Tonight the BART Board of Directors is considering a number of options to improve the safety of the BART system in light of recent acts of violence. Our Mobility Working Group has...
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My Rent Went Down

Our movement is driven by people who have seen what the housing crisis is doing to our communities and decided to do something about it. Our belief in building more housing as a key part of the solution is borne out not just by data and research but by our own...
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Upcoming Events

  1. Missing Middle at berkmtg

    January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. Alameda County Homeless Point in Time Count

    January 30

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer