My name is Peggy Moore, and I'm running for the Oakland City Council At-Large seat up for election on November 8.
For more than 25 years, I have built coalitions that engage, empower and uplift communities across Oakland while fighting for social and economic equity. I have held leadership roles in several LGBTQ and African-American organizations, served as Senior Advisor to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and as California Political Director for both of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.
I'm a proven relationship-builder, and I am running for Oakland City Council to dedicate my skills and relationships to making our city more livable, affordable and just -- and our government more responsive, collaborative and effective -- for all our residents.
I grew up in Oklahoma City, and moved to Oakland in 1990. I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to live, work and marry my incredible wife, Hope Wood, here in Oakland.
As a longtime renter, I know first-hand the importance of balancing affordability with sensible growth. Oakland is a dynamic, diverse city alive with opportunities, but it's also clear we face an affordability crisis and an urgent need to restore trust in public safety.
On the City Council, I will:
- champion affordable housing and sustainable, transit-oriented development so our economy can grow without displacing longtime Oaklanders;
- work collaboratively with residents and local businesses to make our government more responsive to constituents' needs;
- build meaningful partnerships with the Mayor and with fellow Councilmembers to bridge longstanding divisions;
- leverage my local, state and federal relationships to attract new resources to Oakland while preserving our economic and cultural diversity; and
- lead a push to implement restorative justice practices across Oakland to improve our city's capacity to mediate and mitigate conflict outside of the criminal justice system.
I believe that my skills, experience and practical, positive vision uniquely position me to address our city's core challenges, and to tell the story of Oakland in a way that inspires confidence and promotes understanding and healing.
From now through November 8, I will be meeting day and night with as many Oaklanders as possible to share my vision, hear residents' concerns and explore ideas about how we can work together to make Oakland thrive for all residents.
Come meet me, and together we will deliver More for Oakland!