Oakland Rising Blog

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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Announcing Our Biggest Campaign

This November Oakland Rising is striving to make major progress on huge issues impacting our daily lives – from protecting renters to funding our schools to reforming the broken...

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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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We're Hiring! Come to our Hiring Event - Tuesday, September 27th

 JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

VOTER OUTREACH WORKER
POSITION SUMMARY
We are currently seeking to fill positions on our paid outreach team. Voter outreach workers will be responsible for contacting thousands of Oakland residents by phone and door-to-door contact.

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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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