PRESS RELEASE: Oakland Rising Action Opposes the Recall on District Attorney Pamela Price

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Oakland Rising Action Opposes the Recall on District Attorney Pamela Price


Media Contact: Pecolia Manigo, Political Director, Oakland Rising Action |


Oakland, CA – Today, Oakland Rising Action (ORA), a community-led political organization which supports candidates and issues that drive a progressive agenda for working-class residents, immigrants and communities of color living in the flatlands of Oakland and Alameda County, reconfirmed their opposition to the special recall election for District Attorney Pamela Price.

On Monday, April 15th, the Alameda County Registrar of Voters announced the certification of signatures to recall DA Price. A small group of conservatives backed by corporate money, Save Alameda For Everyone (SAFE), submitted the signatures.

The Board of Supervisors will need to approve the certified results in the coming weeks. They will have between 88-125 days to call the required special election to ask Alameda County voters if DA Price should be recalled. A special election before the next general election will cost Alameda County taxpayers upwards of $15 to $20 million, expenses which were currently not budgeted for and at a time when the county projects a budget deficit.

Recently, Alameda County voters approved Measure B, which consolidated recall special elections with general elections, saving taxpayers millions of dollars and protecting our democracy. Although Measure B is not retroactive, we urge the Board of Supervisors to explore every possible option to align this special election with the November general election. This is the best possible outcome to protect our county from growing our budget deficit.

“Under former DA Nancy O-Miley, former Mayor Libby Scaff and the current Board of Supervisors, millions in emergency funding were divested from community safety. Our elected leaders failed to invest resources into building affordable housing, increasing emergency rental assistance to prevent the current eviction crisis, and investing in the supports to get residents back on their feet after the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders,” said Pecolia Manigo, Political Director at Oakland Rising Action. “Our law enforcement has failed to do their job to investigate the clear organized crime that has plagued Oakland and Alameda County. This is the broken system that DA Price inherited earlier this year and is committed to fixing – but it will take more than her first year in office and she can’t do it alone.” 

Alameda County can’t afford to spend $15-20 million dollars in taxes when this funding must be allocated to addressing root causes of violence including health services, tenant protections, affordable housing, community safety and fixing our dysfunctional criminal justice system.

Oakland Rising Action stands firmly in opposition to the recall of District Attorney Pamela Price and we call on Alameda voters to stand against this recall. 


Oakland Rising Action (ORA) engages in voter education and GOTV operations that encourage working-class residents, immigrants, and communities of color to think critically about voting for or against issues, policies and candidates based on the shared dreams of health, happiness, safety, and opportunity for all.