Oakland Rising Blog

Oakland Rising Releases Statement on Passage of City Budget

Oakland Rising realizes this year’s budget process has been especially difficult. With a city that has 13% of its residents living below the federal poverty line, Oakland Rising and our core partners have been working with Councilmembers to ensure that the 2011-13 Budget prioritizes resources and services that are absolutely vital to the...

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Key Facts About Oakland's First RCV Election

Analysis Shows Voters Effectively Used Ranked Choice Voting
By:  FairVote - The Center for Voting and Democracy

 Published November 7, 2010

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Our First House Party

Kickoff 2011 with Oakland Rising & Honorary Host Mayor Jean Quan

You are invited to Oakland Rising's first house party and fundraiser of the year! 

The theme of the house party is: The Possibility & Promise of Oakland in 2011 and Mayor Jean Quan has signed on as a Honorary Host and will be in attendance to share her thoughts on Oakland.

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On To The Next One... June 2011 Special Election

It wouldn't be California if we didn't have at least one Special Election each year, right? Although the final date and ballot items are still being decided, we can count on having a Statewide Special Election this June.  

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Putting Oakland To Work

"I'm ready to work, when is the next campaign?"  The voice coming through the phone is tinged with urgency, excitement and a glimmer of hope. 

Field Team Leader Dayna Williams has received one of these phone calls at least two to three times a day, everyday since the close of Oakland Rising's 2010 campaign cycle. On...

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Oakland Welcomes Mayor Jean Quan!

On Monday January 3, 2010, Oakland welcomed it's new Mayor- Jean Quan! The election of the 1st Asian-American and woman Mayor of a major US city has made national headlines and marks an unforgettable moment in Oakland's history. The Oakland Rising team joined in the celebration and attended the inaugural ceremony at the Fox Theatre in Uptown...

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Happy New Year!

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, friends, families and neighbors for being a part of proving that everyday residents working together have the power to change the way our city is run.

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Oakland Rising's 2nd Annual House Party and Fundraiser

On Sunday, November 7th, we celebrated our work and vision for a better Oakland with dedicated supporters and new friends, at the home of Arnold & Karen Perkins. Thank you to our donors,  whose ongoing commitment and generous contributions enable us to build a progressive and forward thinking governing majority that realizes...

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Our Heartfelt Gratitude

To everyone who came out and knocked doors with us or made a donation over the last 6 weeks,WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!

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Meet an Oakland Rising Star

I remember the first time I saw Dayna Williams – wearing a business suit, portfolio in hand, sitting front and center at a group interview for Oakland Rising’s Census campaign. After a great interview, the East Oakland native and formerly incarcerated single mom of two brilliant teenagers, was hired on to our field team.

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