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 believe in more housing, more renter protections, better public transit, and better infrastructure.

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.

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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East Bay for Everyone’s position on Proposition 10: VOTE YES

We strongly support Proposition 10. Per our organization’s platform: “To achieve [housing stability for tenants], we support the repeal of Costa-Hawkins and stand in solidarity with ongoing struggles to pass rent control on older buildings in cities throughout the East Bay.”

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Oakland Endorsements

The ballots are in! We've selected the following candidates as our #1 picks in the Oakland races. Mayor Libby Schaaf Mayor Libby Schaaf has demonstrated a commitment to tackling the issues our organization was created to address. She led the creation of a Department...
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Meet the EBFErs: Libby Lee-Egan

This is the third interview in a new series highlighting the people behind East Bay for Everyone. Read the second interview here! Name and pronouns. Libby Lee-Egan. she, her, hers What is your housing story? I moved here from Chicago in 2012. We gave ourselves a week...
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BART has plans to expand build a surveillance dragnet. Show Up this Thursday to stop it.

On Thursday, BART's General Manager, Grace Crunican, will ask the board to authorize her proposed Safety and Security Action Plan. These measures are being touted as basic safety precautions in response to the murder of Nia Wilson, but in reality, they're a massive...
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Upcoming Events

  1. Coffee with Abel

    October 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  2. The Inside Story-Housing

    October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. mobility-wg happy hour

    October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Transport Oakland Board Meeting

    November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  5. EB4E Monthly Meeting

    November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Header photo by Jef Poskanzer