GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR OAKLAND MAYOR
Saied Karamooz announces his candidacy as Oakland’s mayor in 2018
Saied Karamooz will share his motivation, vision, and plans as Oakland’s next mayor. Saied believes that everyone is entitled to safe streets, quality education, decent jobs, and dignified homes.
“With the abundance of resources, innovation, and energy in Oakland, there is no reason why our city continues to be plagued by high crime levels, low graduation rates, high unemployment, and inadequate housing,” said Mr. Karamooz.
Press conference will be held on the steps of City Hall, Frank Ogawa Plaza, on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:30 am.
“There is no greater disservice to the people of Oakland than allowing status quo to obliterate the rich culture, heritage, and history of Oakland,” says Mr. Karamooz, referring to the false narrative and flawed ways of career politicians who are beholden to the dirty money of their deep pocket donors.
Mr. Karamooz believes that true public safety can only be achieved through solid education, quality jobs and dignified homes. As such, he is proposing to divert a portion of OPD’s annual budget to education, jobs, and housing initiatives. Secondly, he is horrified that fifteen years, four mayors, and over a hundred million dollars later, the city’s largest agency, Oakland Police Department (OPD), continues to operate with racially-biased practices as evidenced by the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) that placed OPD under federal court supervision in 2003. Mr. Karamooz pledges to bring NSA to an end within 24 months by spearheading a methodical and collaborative initiative with active participation by community leaders and OPD beat officers. Finally, as a genuine expression of his commitment to running a clean money campaign, he is refusing donations from corporations, non-Oaklanders, or in excess of $45.
To learn more about campaign’s principles, practices, and promises, visit EveryonesMayor.org.