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The 2019 Townie of the Year Goes to...

Come out to party with us on June 20 at the Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards as we recognize the critical work of OEA to defend schools where all young people can thrive.

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Let's Get Our Collective House in Order

Our spring campaign aims to bring our budget into alignment with our values by holding the richest corporations in California and Alameda County's Sheriff Ahern accountable for the neglect and harm they're piling on our communities.

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Partner Portal: Integrating Data across Our Collaborative

To move people up the ladder of civic engagement, our movement needs technology that effectively reaches voters and other residents, tracks their involvement, and analyzes the results. Currently, each...

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Building Capacity for the Movement

This past March, we held two multi-day events to fortify the capacity and effectiveness for both our organization and collaborative partners. We are more committed than ever to increasing the political power of working-class people of color and immigrants to win racial, economic and environmental justice in Oakland and beyond.

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Oakland Rising’s Family Is Growing!


What's Next for Our Schools

The fight now moves beyond the teacher strikes that have happened across the state and to the ballot. It’s time to address what is at the root of this problem - chronic lack of funding. The Schools & Communities First Act - a proposition on the November 2020 ballot - will generate $11 billion dollars annually for...

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The Fight for School Resources Continues!

Last week, courageous Oakland teachers struck for living wages, smaller class sizes, more support services for our students, and a stoppage of school closures. This came on the heels of LA teachers who...

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How You Can Support Public School Students and Teachers

From joining a picket line to delivering food, there are many ways to support! Learn more and sign up - and show our teachers that the community has their back.

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Preparing Electeds for Advancing Justice in 2019

Oakland Rising and our collaborative partners hosted our post-election issues briefing with elected officials on December 14, 2018 at City Hall. 

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Movement Tech Graduation

The Movement Technology Fellows completed the first year of the program with a Graduation and Presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Fellows started the program in April and working in collaboration with each other, their mentors, and counterparts at their home organizations, learned a series of new technical skills and developed...

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