Refund, Restore, Reimagine Oakland

If you live in the flatlands of East and West Oakland, we invite you to share your thoughts on refunding and restoring the Town’s programs and services

Our Mission

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland’s…

Our Vision

We envision an Oakland that realizes our shared dreams of health, happiness, safety and opportunity for all. A Town that stands for progress and sustainability, that models what is possible in American cities of the 21st century.

The Collaborative

We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.

What’s New?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You can help inform the upcoming 2021-23 City budget process by sharing your thoughts and opinions on public safety. We invite Black, Indigenous, People of Color living in the East and West flatlands of Oakland to complete the survey. Please also spread the word by...

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Reimagining Public Safety

Reimagining Public Safety

It’s time to shift misguided conceptions of public safety – from one of fear to one of abundance – where WE voice where WE want OUR money reinvested in – OUR communities and the continued funding of programs and resources we truly need to get us through this pandemic. You can help us reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Sign up to volunteer on our Defund the Police Text Campaign.

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Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Meet liz suk, our Interim Executive Director

Please join us in welcoming liz suk into her new role as our Interim Executive Director. liz joined the Oakland Rising team in 2018 first overseeing our leadership development program, and most recently as Political Director for the past year. For over 25...

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Oakland, CA 94612

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