Former Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Passes Away

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Ronald (Ron) V. Dellums, a former Oakland mayor who served nearly three decades in the U.S. Congress passed away this morning at the age of 82.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) confirmed Dellums’ death Monday morning. 

He passed away Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer.

Dellums helped create and pass the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, which called for sanctions against South Africa because of it’s apartheid policy. 

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