California Initiative – Oakland/East Bay

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The CAI Oakland-East Bay was founded by NightBug and Rock N Roll in June of 2017.
We are a group working to actively fight and deter crime, help the needy, and make the  SF East Bay a safer and better place.

We help others wherever and however we can.

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Please follow us on Facebook to see what we’re up to!

Objectives

* Humanitarian Outreach
* Neighborhood Crime Watch
* Urban Exploration
* Empowerment and Awareness Outreach
* Specific Operations
* Law Enforcement Support
* Environmental Outreach
* Community Emergency Response

Goals

* Create a region in which everyone’s basic survival needs of food, shelter, physical safety, health, environmental safety, and community involvement are met.
* Challenge individuals and institutions that create harm in our communities and region by perpetuating poverty, gender violence, environmental disasters, and other forms of environmental and social injustice.
* Create and support community organizations and programs that empower individuals and communities to flourish by embracing the principles of environmental sustainability and social justice.
* Develop the knowledge, skills, character, and relationships necessary to live a good life in community with our fellow people and the land we call home.

Strategy

* Organize a small group of individuals to brainstorm, develop, and implement programs that serve our goals.
* Support other individuals, groups, and programs with similar goals.
* Educate, motivate, organize, and inspire others in the communities in our region to do the same.

Tactics

* Identify the most pressing needs facing the region.
* Organize and/or participate in food/clothing drives, food/clothing distribution, fundraisers, used needle pickup patrols and other events that gather and mobilize resources to meet basic survival needs that are currently going unmet.
* Organize and/or participate in various forms of training that will empower us to better serve our communities.
* Organize street patrols. Our street patrols will serve the threefold goals of neighborhood watch, distribution of resources to those in need, and outreach about environmental and social justice efforts.

Range

Our current focus is centered in Oakland and surrounding East Bay cities. If you live elsewhere in California, you are welcome to contact us about bringing the California Initiative to your area!

Official Branch Members/Team Leaders

* NightBug (“Nate Boeg”) – Branch leader
* Rock N Roll (“Roxanne CAI”) – Branch leader
* Vector
* Draconian

We have dozens of California Initiative Outreach Teammates. Check out their photos in our Year in Review post above. If you’d like to help, visit our CAI Outreach Team Facebook group here. We’d love to have you join us!

  

Rock is also founder of the Superheroines Initiative group for women.