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?

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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A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

A Farewell to Jessamyn Sabbag

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...

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Recap of 2020 & What’s Ahead in 2021

Recap of 2020 & What’s Ahead in 2021

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...

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Oakland, CA 94612

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