OYC Civic Engagement

Oakland Youth Vote is a critical opportunity to extend the right to vote in school board elections to 16 and 17 year-olds! Vote YES on Measure QQ! The Oakland Youth Vote Coalition comprises of the following community organizations: All City Council, AYPAL, Californians for Justice, Oakland Kids First, Oakland Youth Commission, and Youth Together. We all work together to implement Measure QQ and empower our youth to vote for change!

Date Posted: June 13th, 2022 @ 11:51 PM
Last Updated: June 14th, 2022 @ 12:12 AM

Current Advocacy

Since Measure QQ was passed in 2020, we have been working to ensure young people can get registered to vote before the 2022 school board elections. As part of this work, we are pushing the District to implement programming to expand voter registration across the District starting in Fall 2022. On June 22nd, the Oakland Unified School District Board is meeting and we need your help to ask them to commit to civic engagement in our schools! Here is a guide on submitting an e-comment or public comment in support of the Oakland Youth Vote (OYV) Civic Engagement Resolution

Oakland Youth Commission 2020-2021 Work in Civic Engagement

Oakland Youth Vote

  • Read our letter of support for Oakland Youth Vote in April 2020 to City Council.
  • Measure QQ was passed by voters in November 2020 by 67% to lower the voting age of School Board elections to 16-years-old.
  • OYC is now working with Council to pass an amendment to the Oakland Municipal Code to implement the results of Measure QQ.

"Fighting for Our Futures" Youth Candidates Forum in November 2020 Re-Cap

Co-Hosted by OYC and OUSD's All City Council: