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.
…our crew of paid 10 outreach workers knocked on over 13,500 doors, holding conversations with 5,489 community members about the importance of getting vaccinated.
Today, Alvina Wong from Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and Liana Molina from Easy Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) joined us to talk about the Community Benefits Agreements with Howard Terminal and the A’s stadium. We’ll be off for a few...
We could have chopped it up for hours! This one went a little long, but thank you Cultural Affairs Commissioners Kev Choice and Michele Mush Lee for joining me today for #TuesdayLunchSpecial as part of our #MondayMeals series. We talked about how Oakland’s arts and...
The data show that when the dollars flow into community-centered services, violence will decrease. As a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found: “No sector alone can prevent violence. Cities need integrated strategic plans and coordinated efforts across multiple sectors.”
Last Thursday, June 24, the Oakland City Council took a major budget vote to reduce the size of a planned increase in police spending and divert resources to non-cop emergency response alternatives, after a year of fierce organizing and public outcry for reducing funding for policing that is racist and unjust.
“Crime is on the increase because we’re in a pandemic,” Suk said. She said jobs, affordable housing, recreation programs for children and mental health services are desperately needed. “We need a response from the city that is different than what it is now,” she added.
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