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What Oakland's Most Crucial Issue?

St. Mary's Center

The most crucial issue facing Oakland today is our disconnect from one another.  When we see ourselves as contrast, our city...

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Learn more about the Family Independence Initiative!

 "The Family Independence Initiative is a national center for innovating and testing approaches to economic and social mobility that strengthen social networks, respond to initiative, and respect lowincome families’ ability to lead their own lives". For more information contact: Paola Hernandez,...

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Know Your Elected Official's Contact Information!

   

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Contact Information for Elected Officials

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Human Rights Day 2012

 

Desde el pueblo de Oakland al pueblo Boliviano.

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Oakland Rising is seeking an experienced Field Director

Oakland Rising is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Field Director to direct our collective civic participation activities. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge and experience with electoral organizing and a commitment to social justice and equity for low-income, immigrant and communities of color.

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Fall 2012 Voter Guide

 

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Bring a Neighbor to the Polls

 As we all know, the upcoming election on Nov. 6th will impact communities across California. If we work together we can inspire and change the course of our future. With that in mind, Oakland Rising is calling election day, "Bring a neighbor to the polls day." We are committed to turning out thousands of low-income, immigrant...

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California’s Day of Reckoning

California is facing its “day of reckoning,” according to Governor Jerry Brown, who recently released his revised budget proposal, revealing a deficit of $15.7 billion. In his May 14th statement, the Governor said that the...

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Todos Somos Oakland

“Todos somos Oakland” means we are all Oakland. For the last 20 days, our Daily Team members have been talking to their neighbors, voters in East & West Oakland, because we believe that by working together we can build an Oakland for everyonePoised to reach 10,000 Oakland voters in time for the June Primary, Oakland Rising has...

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Defend Ranked Choice Voting (RCV), Defend Your Vote!

In 2006, 69% of Oakland voters adopted Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV). We first got to see RCV in action during the 2010 election. It was instrumental in the outcome of the mayoral election by allowing...

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