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 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...

East Bay for Everyone Endorses Marisol Rubio for CA Senate District 7

East Bay For Everyone is proud to endorse Marisol Rubio in her campaign for California Senate District Seven in Contra Costa and Alameda counties. Rubio is a progressive leader for improving the conditions of working and vulnerable Californians. Like East Bay For...

Gender Neutral Laws are Anti-Fascist Praxis

Last week, the Berkeley City Council passed an ordinance that replaced gendered language in the city’s code with gender neutral language. Implementing gender-neutral language in our cities and organizations reflects one of East Bay for Everyone’s closest held values:...

East Bay for Everyone Endorses ADU Streamlining Bills

East Bay for Everyone strongly supports the following five accessory dwelling unit (ADU) bills currently under consideration by the California State Legislature. Never heard of an ADU or want to learn more about them? Check out the California Department of Housing and...

East Bay for Everyone Supports Package of Tenant Protection Bills

On April 19, East Bay for Everyone sent a package of endorsement letters to Sacramento supporting a slate of tenant protection bills under consideration by the California State Legislature. These six bills - AB 36, 724, 1110 1481, and 1482, and SB 529 - are designed...

In Support of Costa-Hawkins reform Assembly Bill 36

Costa-Hawkins is a state law that, most notably, restricts the ability of cities to change the start date of their rent control or to pass new rent control for buildings built after 1995. Last year we were proud to support AB-1506 and Prop 10, both of which would've...

Letter on Oakland Owner Move-In (OMI) Evictions

We sent the following letter to the City of Oakland on Monday, April 8, 2019 City Administrator Landreth: East Bay For Everyone writes to register our frustration, based on recent reports, that the administration is not adequately monitoring and enforcing laws...

Upcoming Events

  1. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. East Bay for Everyone Board Meeting

    July 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Oakland Bike Ped Commission

    July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Transportation+Compact Growth meeting #sierraclubmtg

    July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  5. EB4E Mobility/Streets Panel Weds. 7/22

    July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer