Oakland Rising Blog

Our Op-Ed: Support Measure RR to Keep BART on Track

Executive Director, Jessamyn Sabbag, and EBASE's Campaign Director, Jahmese Myres, co-authored an Op-Ed in the Oakland Post about Measure RR, to keep BART on track.  

Check it out in our Press Page at this link!

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Prop 55: A Big Deal for California Students

November 8, California voters will be asked to extend a tax on our state's wealthiest residents (those making over $250K), with the funds generated being used to continue funding education.

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Help Us Raise $30K in 7 Days!

We met our goal! Thanks to supporters like you, we will talk with 21,000 Oakland voters about supporting measures and propositions that will bring real change to our communities, like...

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Oakland Rising's Voter Guide to Local Measures

Vote with Black, Brown & poor communities this November 8th for strong education systems, better protections for renters, expanding affordable housing, and community oversight of Oakland Police Department. 

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YES on Measure JJ: Protect Oakland Renters this November

We all know someone who has been pushed out of Oakland as the tide of gentrification and displacement continues to sweep through the Town and the wider Bay Area region, hitting low-income, immigrant and...

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YVote! Youth Vote

The 2008 presidential election brought to light the power of the youth voting block as young, first-time voters helped usher in the historic election of the nation’...

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Ghana's Political System - Lessons Learned for the U.S.

Last week, I got to go back to Ghana - one of the places that has formed the person I am today. Not only had it been 14 years since I was last there but it also was an opportunity to spend time with my family. Ghana has a long...

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Black Lives Matter Election Town Hall and Candidate Forum

This coming Saturday, October 1st, Oakland Rising along with Black Lives Matter Bay Area, BYP100 and Allen Temple AIDS Ministry will host a BLM Election Town Hall and Candidate Forum in deep east Oakland, District 7. With the highest density of Black and Brown residents...

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Building the Progressive Voting Block

The work that we do is made most meaningful when we have an emotional connection to it. That was especially true with Oakland Rising’s most recent campaign that focused on voter registration. At Oakland...

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Volunteer with Us!

We are looking for volunteers for our Fall Election Campaigns! Oakland Rising is knocking on doors in East and West Oakland, phone banking, and texting to get out the word for the fall election...

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