Tamisha is a dedicated community advocate and resident of Antioch in District 1. In addition to raising her family in Antioch, she is also the Executive Director of the Safe Return Project, an internationally recognized nonprofit known for empowering communities unfairly impacted by the criminal justice system through criminal justice reform.
For the last ten years, Tamisha has helped to guide Contra Costa County and her community towards making the right choices. She has used her community organizing skills to coordinate community walks to prevent violence, impact major financial decisions in local government and state policy, advocate for the underrepresented and formerly incarcerated and engage the community in local elections, including the District Attorneys.
Tamisha lives in District 1 and wants to make Antioch a home for her family for generations to come. As an elected City Council Member and community representative, she is a hard-working, collaborative and creative problem solver.
Tamisha will work hard to make sure our most vulnerable are protected and that our community's voices are heard and that their needs are met. She wants to ensure that our essential workers get protection, and that we do everything we can to build a safe, thriving community.
New Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community
Executive Director of the Safe Return Project
The Safe Return Project is a nonprofit that works to dismantle the mass incarceration system and utilize funds for community rehabilitation and prevention efforts.
This multiple program nonprofit recruits and trains formerly incarcerated community members on how they can organize change by conducting policy research and communicating their own first-hand experiences.
It has involved over 30 formerly incarcerated community members, including a fellowship program, and has impacted over 90 million dollars in local and state budgets.
"I know that our government is far from perfect and good families can and are being left behind and struggling. I believe this is unfair and as a life-long community advocate I have both the experience and knowledge of what it takes to make the right change in our community. For the last ten years I have worked across multiple coalitions and collaborations to create meaningful change for everywhere I call home. Antioch is my home, and I want Antioch to be home for my family through multiple generations..."
Working Families Party
I am honored to have the endorsement of the Working Families Party.
The Working Families Party is a national progressive political organization that is helping to recruit the next generation of progressive leaders.
The Working Families Party believes that “no matter what you look like or where you’re from, most of us want the same things. We want to earn enough to thrive, not just survive, and leave a better future for our kids. We want healthy food and clean water, safe neighborhoods and a safe world. We want to contribute to something bigger than ourselves. We want to be free.”
As City Council Member, I want to bring these values to every resident in Antioch, regardless of what you look like or where you come from.
Thank you, Working Families Party.