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.
The following words are adapted from the speech by liz suk, Interim Executive Director of Oakland Rising, at the March 23rd event “From Oakland to Atlanta,” a community-led vigil to mourn and honor the lives taken in the Atlanta-area spa shootings and to send love from the Bay Area.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, marked the one week memorial of the 8 people, 6 of whom were Asian women, by a white man in Atlanta Georgia. It’s been a heavy time for us and our community. It’s been hard to be ok, show up, and continue to push through. So we paused. Took a...
We launched our Monday Meals series! We’re excited to have you join us every Monday in March at 12pm for Monday Meals, a weekly discussion with partner and ally organizations to learn more about issues that impact our communities most. This month we are focussed on...
94.1 KPFA: Navigating CA’s unemployment system: we take your calls with Daniela Urban with the Center for Workers’ Rights; Plus: The Police Killing of Daunte Wright: what’s known so far, and processing the trauma with Rosa Clemente
LISTEN ON KPFA WEBSITE HERE 0:08 – Iran nuclear site cyber-attacked, likely by Israel Khury Petersen-Smith (@kpYES) is the Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He researches U.S. empire, borders, and migration. 0:27 – KPFA...
OAKLANDVOICES.US: Oakland organizations working toward solidarity between Black and Asian communities
By Brandy Collins Posted April 2, 2021 7:13 pm It’s a difficult time to prioritize emotions. Days after people took to the streets in protest for #StopAsianHate responding to the mass shooting of eight people in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian...
Coalition of Progressive Labor & Community Groups Calls On The City of Oakland to “Reinvest in Recovery—Show Us the Receipts”
(Oakland, California) — In anticipation of the City Council accepting federal relief funds on March 29, a coalition of Community and Labor groups representing city workers, homeless advocates and residents called on City Leaders, including the Mayor and City Council,...
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