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Photo of Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Councilmember and client

Bringing 20 years of experience, I can provide you with soup-to-nuts communications leadership to advance your organization or campaign. I empower people and organizations to move the media, policymakers, members, donors, and funders to deliver results and shift the public debate.

Through the development of compelling messaging and messengers, I have a track record of positive earned media coverage, ghost-written op-ed placement, and integration with organizational fundraising. I have guided communications for:

  • Oakland and Emeryville’s minimum wage campaigns
  • Equitable housing, development, and community benefit projects
  • Sanctuary city and workplace policies for CA immigrants
  • Nikki Fortunato Bas’ winning campaign for Oakland City Council
  • Contra Costa County Public Defenders’ campaign for equity/racial justice in the criminal justice system
  • Silicon Valley Janitors’ campaign for health care

My services include:

Social Justice Clients
UA Local 393
Contra Costa Public Public Defenders Association
The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE)\
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Lift Up Oakland
Lift Up Contra Costa
The Contra Costa Labor Council
The Alameda Labor Council
Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity
Partnership for Working Families
Working Families Alliance

Service/Art/Education Clients
First 5 of Contra Costa
St. Mary’s Center
SF-Marin Food Bank
Alameda County Community Food Bank
Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Urban University

Elected Leader Clients
Nikki Fortunato Bas, Oakland City Councilmember
Cindi Reiss, Peralta Community College Board Trustee
Jean Quan, Oakland Mayor

Foundation Clients
The Schmidt Family Foundation/11th Hour Project
College Futures Foundation
Women Donor Network
Left Tilt Fund