Bay Area Votercade:John Lewis National Day of Voter Rights Action (Oakland)

Join us in Oakland Saturday 5/8John Lewis at the Edmund Pettus bridge
to Protect Voting Rights

The voting rights of America’s Voters of Color and Youth Voters are under attack nationally by state legislators introducing and passing laws to suppress their participation in elections.

Meanwhile, big business and billionaires are able to spend unlimited amounts of funding to buy our elections.

Join us as we mobilize in the name of John Lewis as part of 100+ events across the nation to pass the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4), D.C. Statehood and address the filibuster to do so.

Together, we can build a better nation and a stronger democracy.

Learn more about the events at the Bay Area VoterCade website, or the national site.

Three Covid-Safe Events. Come to one, two, or all three!
Please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth.

These events are non-partisan.
Multiple Parts: come for one or all.


For reporters, bloggers, and community media-makers!

11:00 - 11:45 AM

At Malibu Lot at Oakland Arena

Celeste Perry, Moderator

  • Invocation with soloist Donna Dunwood
  • Otis Bruce - Assistant District Attorney, Marin County; Bay Area Social Justice Leader and Founder of OBJ Youth Mentorship Program
  • Ge'Nell Gary - Mayor of Albany, CA
  • Music and more


A Covid-safe car caravan through the neighborhoods. Nonpartisan signs and colorful decorations welcome!

Votercade will kick off at noon. Come between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to get in line and decorate your vehicle!

Co-sponsored by Berkeley/East Bay Gray Panthers and other local progressive groups.


1:00 - 2:30 PM

At Malibu Lot at Oakland Arena (see below)

  • Music, food and socially distanced outdoor fun!
  • Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and bring some lawn chairs.
  • Food cart(s) will also be on site.
  • Limited seating provided for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Performances by Oakland OriginalZ, Najee Amaranth, Mike Rufo, Lauren Mayer, and Pete Kronowitt
  • More guests to be announced in coming days!
  • Remember to wear a mask

Important: The Malibu Lot has its own gate entrance. Do NOT go to the Main Gate (vaccination site) or South Gate (baseball game). The votercade will start and end at the Malibu Lot

Local Participation:

Thanks to these organizations for your help putting together the Bay Area Votercade. The ad hoc organizing team appreciates the time, energy and in some cases funds you have contributed:

Alameda Central Labor Council 🔸 California Federation of Teachers 🔸 Community Change Action 🔸 Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay, Inc. 🔸 Ella Baker Center 🔸 Equal Justice Society 🔸 Face the Music Collective 🔸 Indivisible East Bay 🔸 Indivisible Piedmont 🔸 Indivisible  SF Peninsula and CA-14 🔸 Latino Marin/North Bay Latinx 🔸 League of Women Voters - Oakland 🔸 Livermore Indivisible 🔸 Scrutineers

National Fiscal Sponsors:

Transformative Justice Coalition 🔸 Public Citizen 🔸 Declaration End Citizens United 🔸 For American Democracy 🔸 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 🔸 Southern Poverty Law Center Action Fund 🔸 Communications Workers of America 🔸 National Election Defense Coalition 🔸 Feminist Majority Foundation 🔸 League of Women Voters 🔸 Common Cause


May 08, 2021 at 10:00am - 3pm
Malibu Lot at Oakland Coliseum/Arena
8000 S Coliseum Way
Oakland, CA 94621
United States
Google map and directions
Raines Cohen · · 510-842-6224

Will you come?