Statement: Jakada Imani Withdraws Nomination for Oakland Port Commission

For Immediate Release: 11/15/2011
Contact: Abel Habtegeorgis
Media Relations Manager
(510) 428-3939 x232
abel@ellabakercenter.org

I am withdrawing my name at this time from nomination to the Oakland Port Commission.  At this critical time in our city’s history we need to all be working together to forge a clear and unified plan to strengthen the economy of our city and the safety of our neighborhoods.

My goal remains to serve the people of Oakland. I believe that the best way for me to serve our community at this time is to focus on my work at the Ella baker Center and Oakland Rising.

I will continue to be a strong advocate for living wage jobs with a future, industry that doesn’t pollute our communities and economic development that create broad prosperity for our region.

Forward ever,

Jakada Imani

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