Oakland Rising Blog

I Am Black History

I am Black history. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently as the last days of Black History month drifted away. But Black history isn't just one month out of the year, it's every day.

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Participatory Budgeting: Democracy in Action

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE: Cast your online ballot by 11:59 PM. Let the city know which community programs you'd like to see funded.

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Drawing Inspiration from A Civil Rights Champion

Opposition to oppression takes courage, and I draw my strength from Black women like Fannie Lou Hamer who stood up and fought back even when it was dangerous and unpopular. 

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A New Network of Resistance in Town

As a founding member of Bay Rising, Oakland Rising is joining forces with labor unions and social justice organizations to stand up to the attacks and rollbacks of the Trump regime. Our movement is called Bay Resistance, and together we're staging weekly actions every Tuesday for the first 100 days of this administration.

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Justice Reinvestment Moving Forward

The latest on our work to decrease the county’s spending on incarceration and increase its investments in opportunities our community.

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Lead East Bay

Oakland Rising and our sister organization Oakland Rising Action are launching Lead East Bay this spring, a program that will identify, recruit and train cohorts of working class people of color to serve in public leadership roles in our city and our region.

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Inaugurate Resistance: Join Us January 20th

This Friday we will mark the beginning of a period of resistance in the name of love, liberation and unity. Please join us in San Francisco to show the country and the world that we will not be silenced nor will we tolerate abuse from any level of our government or...

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Social Justice Issues Briefing for Oakland Elected Officials

On December 15th, 2016, Oakland Rising hosted our first ever Issues and Policy Briefing for all elected officials in the county whose districts touch Oakland. We had participation from most of the elected offices in Alameda County

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A Space for Post-Election Healing

Earlier this month Oakland Rising hosted a day of reflection and renewal for our voter outreach staff who worked on our fall campaign. Our first ever post-election “Healing Retreat,” we invited all campaign staff and full-time Oakland Rising staff and collaborative partners to participate. 

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Jim Crow 2.0: Modern Voter Suppression and Threats to Voting Rights

by Tracey Brieger, Bay Rising

From initially limiting voting rights only to white male property-owners, to the creation of the electoral college, to modern day legalized...

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