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!

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Posted: June 13th, 2022 11:51 PM

Last Updated: February 8th, 2023 6:44 PM

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 and to ensure the implementation of Measure QQ. We want to sincerely thank everyone who came out to our School Board candidate forum on October 18th at Fremont High School. With student organizers, adult allies, and community members, we organized a candidate forum with 150 students, parents, educators, and community members attend to hear the district 2, 4, and 6 candidates respond to student questions. Though we can’t yet vote, we are asking our adult allies to vote by November 8th with our priorities at heart.

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

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