We are thrilled to announce that Jessamyn Sabbag will become the Deputy Director of Oakland Rising beginning January 15th, 2012. “Over the last three years as Field Director, Jessamyn has been a cornerstone of Oakland Rising’s success. I am confident that Jessamyn will continue to take Oakland Rising’s work to new heights as our first Deputy Director,” said Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, Executive Director of Oakland Rising.
Under Jessamyn’s leadership, Oakland Rising has waged 11 civic engagement campaigns, developed a cadre of skilled paid phone bankers and canvassers, and built a strong reputation for excellence in educating and mobilizing occasional and unlikely voters in Oakland. Thanks to her tireless dedication and talent, Oakland Rising’s civic engagement work has successfully increased voter turnout by 5% amongst low income, immigrant and voters of color living in the flatlands of East and West Oakland. Read more »