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Everyone in Oakland Counts!

It's time again for the national Census. Oakland Rising is working with it's coalition partners to ensure that everyone is counted -- especially low-income people, communities of color, undocumented immigrants and formerly incarcerated persons.

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Instant Runoff Voting Passes City Council!

On Tuesday, January 5th, 2010, Oakland's City Council finally voted to start using Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).  This means that Oakland will no longer have June Primary Elections for local elected officials, but rather a ranked choice election of candidates, including Mayor, in November.  Various governmental and community groups...

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