‘Protect The Win’ Campaign for DA Pamela Price Calls on U.S. Attorney Ismail Ramsey to Investigate Signature Fraud – Following Unanswered Request to AG Rob Bonta

Published by Oakland Rising Action on

For Immediate Release

March 18, 2024, 1PM PST

Press contact: Lance Wilson, lance@theworkeragency.com, (341) 203-0888

Oakland, CA)—Today The Protect The Win campaign joined by community leaders and supporters, hosted a press conference (see live stream here) to highlight what we believe to be widespread instances of signature gathering fraud. Here is a link to the evidence we presented at the press conference today. These alleged fraudulent activities occurred during the signature collection phase aimed at removing Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price from her position. Despite our appeal to Attorney General Bonta for an investigation, conveyed in a letter sent on February 28, 2024, we are yet to receive any response. Now, we are escalating our actions and calling on the U.S. Attorney Ismail Ramsey to investigate these allegations thoroughly because every signature matters. 

We’ve included quotes from community leaders from the press conference below:

“There are people in various parts of our community that are trying to turn back the clocks to make it an easier community for them to make profits, an easier way to target people, an easier way to generalize about folks and right now they are generalizing Black folks and they are making Black people in Alameda County the target for stronger criminal prosecutions, more incarceration and more time in jail,” said Walter Riley, Civil Rights Attorney.

“We can’t ignore the many forces in Alameda County that do not want criminal justice reform. We’re in a time when elected officials didn’t make the investments in our communities necessary to improve public safety,” said Pecolia Manigo, Oakland Rising Action.

“I have stayed neutral until today. I have looked into her policies and practices. DA Pamela Price ran on a platform for reform. Whether you like it or not she was elected. She ran on a platform of accountability, she was duly elected and it’s time to let her do her job,” said Stewart Chen, President of Oakland Chinatown Improvement Council.

My fear is we’ll go back to a system that’s devastated our communities. Crime went up under the previous DA, we didn’t not see these players who use the language of law and order when crime went up under the previous DA. Yet from when we elected DA Price there was almost immediately an effort to recall her. This is not about public safety,” said George Galvis, Dream Beyond Bars.