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THE OAKS PROJECT
Citizen Organizing & Training
The Oaks Project is an organization of Californians actively working to make our state a better place to live.
The Oaks Project is composed of volunteers who are trained to become leaders and advocates within their communities. They're known as "Oaks" because, like the venerable Oak Tree, these individuals are strong and sturdy, and firmly rooted in communities across California. They've come together to renew our democracy in the face of big money politics.
Enron is neither the beginning nor the end. However, it does present an unprecedented opportunity. The Oaks are mobilizing the groundswell of protest which has arisen from Enron's airing of widespread corporate abuse to create a new standard of corporate accountability. Click here to read the Oaks Project Agenda to reclaim citizen power in the wake of Enron.
At the end of last year Oaks volunteers did it again, scoring a decisive victory for ratepayers & consumers when they helped stop a down-to-the-wire effort to ramrod utility bailout legislation through the California state legislature.
Learn more about the Oaks' energy campaign and our other recent victories.
Clean up dirty politics: Oaks volunteers have pioneered major changes at the state and local level. Recently, Oaks volunteers passed the strongest campaign reform in the nation simultaneously in five California cities, ending political kickbacks. Read all about how volunteers put the measures on the ballot with no paid signature-gatherers, campaigned for their passage, and won - and how the politicians are fighting to escape the law.
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