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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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BlackPAC: Building Black Political Power in Our Communities

On August 9, 2016 I had the opportunity to attend the BlackPAC training in New Orleans with two Oakland Rising Daily Team members: Ariel Kelly and Tim Deweaver. BlackPAC is an independent...

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Celebrating Farm Workers This Labor Day

This Monday we honor American workers by celebrating Labor Day. We at Oakland Rising have beenwatching with anticipation the outcome of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez' bill to...

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Progress on Advancing Racial Equity in Oakland

In mid-August Race Forward convened racial justice leaders from across Oakland for an event called Advancing Racial Equity in Oakland....

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Join us Sat, August 27, to register voters.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Protect Oakland Renters, Reform Juvenile Justice, and Tax The Rich

With 77 days until the election is over, Oakland voters have a lot to be excited about on the ballot. Locally, the Town will be looking at strengthening...

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Mobilizing the Progressive Vote for June 7

May 14th marks the first day of campaign season at Oakland Rising. Our focus this primary season will be mobilizing our base to turnout the vote on June 7th and become part...

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