We believe that in order to build a more equitable and racially just Buffalo we need to run both issue-based campaigns (like fighting for Fair Maps) as well as political campaigns (like working to get progressive leaders, like India Walton, elected to positions of power).
Our work at Our City Action Buffalo grew out of anti-gentrification work in 2017. Since then, we've championed progressive politicians across local government (India Walton for Mayor, Kathryn Franco for Common Council, Jen Mecozzi for School Board), as well as led city-wide efforts in the name of equity, democracy and transparency (the Fight for Fair Maps, ShotSpotter).
The Fight for Fair Maps
ONGOING. This year, OCAB has been leading the charge to fight for fair maps for our city. Learn more about redistricting and our work on the campaign.
Take Back Our City
ONGOING. Issue-based campaigns that promote everyday residents taking back our city from Buffalo's 1%
No Money for ShotSpotter
2022. This spring, we worked to block BPD's request for an extra $500,000 to fund ShotSpotter–widely discredited surveillance technology.
India Walton for Mayor
2021. OCAB worked to elect India Walton mayor of Buffalo. Her campaign inspired thousands of everyday Buffalonians to get involved in movement politics.
Jen Mecozzi for School Board
2022. OCAB helped re-elect progressive incumbent Jen Mecozzi for Buffalo's School Board. Learn more about Jen, and why our School Board is so important.
Kathryn Franco for Council
2019. OCAB endorsed Kathryn Franco for Buffalo Common Council in 2019 for her proven track record on the issues that matter most to working-class Buffalonians.
This is Our City and we have every right to it.
Learn more about our active campaigns and how you can get involoved