By Nigel Manuel
Posted October 22, 2014 3:08 pm
“Hey hey, ho ho, it’s time to pass the TPO!” The chant rang out in front of Oakland City Hall, inside the building itself, and in the city council chambers as Read More »
Something amazing happened at SF City Hall on Tuesday, June 2. It wasn’t just about the hundreds of people who showed up to urge city supervisors to approve the moratorium, or the compelling stories that Read More »
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance members from around the country will take part in a global 24-hour feminist action by the World March of Women. This action also serves as the launch of the US Chapter of the WMW and will Read More »
Youth, parents and young adults of Bayview Hunters Point marched up Third Street Saturday, April 4, carrying large banners with the faces and names of many of the Black youth and adults who have been lost to violence in Bayview Read More »
Just a few weeks left before we celebrate five years at Causa Justa and 30 years of history at our anniversary event, Powerful Together, ¡Pa’lante! Our event takes place May 28th at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 6-9pm 388 9th Read More »
***MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY MARCH 4, 2015***
Community to tell developer MAXIMUS: “We need affordable housing, not meager community benefits”
PRESS CONFERENCE: WED. MARCH 4TH, 6PM, 3271 18TH ST. at SHOTWELL, SF
SAN FRANCISCO – On March 4th at 6pm, Read More »
From top left to right: Myriam at 2013 CJJC holiday celebration; Counseling a tenant; inspiring another tenant; talking with staff member Jaron Browne. Photos CJJC archives.
Myriam Begins New Adventure
Myriam Zamora is fond of pulling on her revolutionary Nicaraguan Read More »
Thousands of people joined in the Reclaim MLK march in Oakland on January 19, beginning at the Fruitvale BART station. The action, which marked the birthday of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., had special meaning as Read More »
Our longtime sister organization, People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) has merged into Causa Justa. As of January 1, 2015 Causa Justa :: Just Cause now includes the staff, members, campaigns, and amazing history and legacy of POWER as Read More »
After a national lawsuit, dozens of direct actions, online petitions, op-eds and ceaseless pressure we are pleased to report that Right to the City alliance (RTTC) Homes For All campaign, of which we are a part, finally won funding to Read More »
Oakland protest after Ferguson grand jury announcement, Nov. 24. Photo: Jaron Browne
Last week the St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the cop who shot and killed 18-year-old, unarmed Michael Brown on a hot Read More »
Big Money, distortions damage Prop G.
Despite a powerful, coordinated, grassroots campaign, Proposition G, the Anti-Speculation Tax, went down at the polls in initial results. The Real Estate lobby outspent the tenant side by 12-to-1, flooding voters’ mailboxes with a
¡Español sigue!There could be no better tribute to the late great housing rights fighter Ted Gullicksen then this past Tuesday’s tenant right’s victory dedicated to the fight against local and global displacement.Tuesday, October 21, CJJC members led the way, winning Read More »
Causa Justa :: Just Cause Slate Card
How to Vote on Tuesday, November 4! ¡Español sique!
State Ballot Initiatives
Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014
Position: Yes, Yes, Yes!
Proposition 47 is a step towards addressing the Read More »
This past Tuesday the Community and Economic Development Committee heard testimony from courageous tenants, Just Cause leaders, and allies who all spoke out in support of the Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO) in Oakland. Along with all the supporters were a Read More »
Allies and Supporters –
Thousands of Oakland’s tenants are being intimidated by their landlords, harassed, or neglected in the landlords attempts to push them out. We have worked with Council member Dan Kalb to draft an ordinance that will stop Read More »
CJJC rolled 20 strong with members and community supporters early this morning to demand that landlord’s John Van Eyck, Caryl Esteves, and Alfred Wong stop the evictions & harassment of our members Mustafa Solomon and Amy Ornoski in North Oakland. Read More »
“The rental shortage has made the most vulnerable tenants susceptible to eviction. “So many of our clients are people of color, people with disabilities, people who have suffered extreme health crises or a long-term chronic illness,” said Christine Donahoe, a Read More »
NEW: As of August 1, there are new regulations around rent increases for capital improvements.
The following is a brief summary of the recent amendments to the Rent Adjustment Ordinance and the Rent Adjustment Program Regulations, and is not intended Read More »
Image by Josh Warren White, Design Action Collective
Over the course of just five days, 500 supporters came forward to support a Bay Area that puts people first.Thanks to your collective generosity, we’ve raised $40,595, exceeding our goal by $30,000+. Read More »
Data on the Housing Crisis in SF: —From the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
• The number of evictions in 2013 has surpassed evictions in 2006, the height of the real estate bubble. Total no-fault evictions are up 17% compared Read More »
Scores of community members, tenants and several lawmakers including SF Supervisors John Avalos, David Campos, Jane Kim and Eric Mar introduced a proposed measure that would curb real estate flipping.
The SF Anti-Displacement Coalition of which Causa Justa :: Just Read More »
The West Oakland Specific Plan (W.O.S.P.) is a zoning plan that is an example of development WITH displacement. It makes no effort to mitigate the impacts of gentrification and instead opens up the neighborhood even more for investment opportunities. There Read More »
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi announced yesterday (May 29) that the county jail would stop responding to unconstitutional ICE hold requests altogether. His announcement comes in the wake of a major federal court decision that has spurred more than 70 Read More »
By Julia Carrie Wong/48 Hills
MARCH 18, 2014 — Laura Guzman, the director of homeless services for Mission Neighborhood Health Center, had the question that was on everybody’s mind at a recent protest at the 16th and Mission BART Read More »
The Grand Southern Hotel has some of the worst conditions out of all of the SRO (Single Room Occupancy) hotels in the Mission district. The hotel is home to many immigrant families with children. Tenants say they have been dealing Read More »
Vanessa Moses and Josué Arguelles Published in SF Gate, Tuesday, May 6, 2014
It’s been 10 years since San Francisco raised its minimum wage to the highest in the country. Today, we find ourselves in a new economy. Yet day Read More »
The backlash against the draconian and inhumane administration of disastrous federal deportation policies is growing.
In a complete turnaround, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern announced last week (May 21) that he would stop holding people in jail for extra Read More »
Demands Escalate to Stop Current Project Proposal and for a Safe and Vibrant Plaza that Serves Existing Community
WHAT: “We Cannot Afford This In Our Neighborhood//No Podemos Permitir Esto en Nuestra Comunidad”: Multi-Lingual community forum at the Victoria Theater regarding Read More »
On a day when millions of workers across the world will take to the streets marching in unity and solidarity, we are proud to announce that after more than a decade of partnership, camaraderie, and mutual development, POWER and Causa Read More »
We calling on our supporters to inform you all of a dangerous bill in the California State Assembly that will be going to the Judiciary Committee TOMORROW Tuesday, April 29. It’s AB 1513: you can read a brief FAQ here: Read More »
Case underscores the ongoing surge of harassment and evictions
flooding Mission District
When: Friday, March 12, 11AMWhat: Press conference denouncing the illegal eviction lock out of immigrant tenant Where: 3374 24th St., outside a four-unit building where he rented a Read More »
Tuesday March 11, the the Oakland City Council Community and Economic Development Committee decided to forward rent control recommendations to the City Council, but failed to make a specific recommendation to the council, so we are still Read More »
Do something about Gentrification // Strengthen Tenant Protections
Please sign this change.org petition to the Oakland City Council today. Tell them to take immediate action to strengthen protections for tenants.
There are policies facing them right now — and more Read More »
The Oakland Rent Board put forth ‘Debt Service’ and ‘Capital Improvement’ Rent Adjustment Program regulation amendments for approval by the City of Oakland. The Tenant Justice Campaign (TJC) evaluated the proposals and has come up with developed positions to better Read More »
Oakland Tenants and Friends who Support Fairness and Justice:
The Tenant Justice Campaign (TJC) is a broad alliance of individuals and pro-tenant organizations. In response to the ‘Debt Service’ and ‘Capital Improvement’ Rent Adjustment Program regulation amendments that the Oakland Read More »