Oakland Rising Blog

A New Plan For Oakland’s Planning Commission -- Action Needed

We are now one step closer to securing the critical reappointment of Jahmese Myres, which would guarantee that community voice will continue to have a strong seat on the Planning Commission as she advocates for more affordable housing and public land that serves the public good. But we haven't won yet....

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Volunteer with Us for Commercial Property Tax Reform!

Corporations currently benefit from a loophole in Prop 13 that allows them to make billions of dollars off of tax cuts. This is lost revenue that could be used to fund our schools, health clinics, and other local services.

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Community Voice Needed on Our Planning Commission

Want more affordable housing? Public land that serves the public good? It’s crucial that the Mayor and City Council HEAR FROM YOU NOW! Find out how to take action.

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Join us in the Streets: May Day March!

This Monday, May 1st, we will leave our jobs for the day to stand up for workers’ rights! And by workers, we mean all workers...

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LEB Leaders are a Diverse Bunch!

Promising Crop of Leaders Apply to Lead East Bay

In June, Lead East Bay's leaders will start training for their future positions on local boards and commissions or for elected public offices.

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Save The Date: Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards -- June 22

Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards is back!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 to 8:30PM
Oakland Museum of California sculpture gardens...

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Mobilizing Grassroots Support for Immigrant Rights

Immigrants are an integral part of our community's fabric. Our rapid response team of more than 20 volunteers have helped us mobilize voters to put grassroots pressure on key legislators in support of the California Values Act. 

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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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