SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. March 1, 2018 OAKLAND Mayor Libby Schaaf used her office to alert the public to a federal immigration sweep. That’s what she did, make no mistake about it. And it was brilliant. Politically risky, yes. But Schaaf stood up to hate. It’s caused a stir — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continue reading SF Chronicle: “Standing up to hate: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shows how it’s done”

East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

By Robert Gammon March 7, 2018 One year ago, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf was emerging from the most difficult stretch of her political career. Her administration had been rocked by the Oakland police sex exploitation scandal and then by the tragic Ghost Ship fire. At the time, Schaaf's political future was uncertain. It looked as if … Continue reading East Bay Express: “Libby Schaaf’s Moment”

FOX KTVU: “Oakland Mayor Schaaf willing to be jailed for defending sanctuary city policies”

By Jeff Shuttleworth 1/17/18 OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said today that reports that federal immigration officials are preparing for a major sweep of cities such as Oakland that have sanctuary policies are making many of the city's residents nervous. "The level of fear and anxiety in this community is at unconscionable levels," Schaaf said. Referring to … Continue reading FOX KTVU: “Oakland Mayor Schaaf willing to be jailed for defending sanctuary city policies”