California voters have the opportunity to bring in an extra $12 billion in annual revenue for schools, community programs, and city services to this upcoming November election.
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…
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.
We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.
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...
After 12 years of visionary leadership, Jessamyn Sabbag is departing from Oakland Rising at the end of this year. One of the first employees, Jessamyn joined Oakland Rising as Field Director at 29 years old, when she was seeking an organizational home that would make...
So much happened in 2020 – from the Census to the uprisings for Black lives and against police violence to the historic election. And, of course, all of this occurred during a time dominated by the pandemic and wildfires, both of which really exposed the ravages of...
November 14, 2020 at 8:52 pm OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Poll workers at a voting site in Oakland incorrectly told up to 200 people that their paper ballot was only a receipt and that it could be taken home, leading to the votes not being counted, a coalition of...
Community Survey Finds Overwhelming Support Across Oakland for Defunding OPD and Investing in Housing, Mental Health Services
SURVEY CONDUCTED BY #DEFUNDTHEPOLICE COALITION FINDS STRONG SUPPORT FOR COUNCILMEMBER BAS’S PROPOSAL TO REALLOCATE ANOTHER $11.4M FROM OPD’S BUDGET THIS YEAR AND FORM A TASK FORCE OF IMPACTED COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO PLAN NEXT YEAR’S $150 MILLION CUT TO THE DEPARTMENT...
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