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You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You can help inform the upcoming 2021-23 City budget process by sharing your thoughts and opinions on public safety. We invite Black, Indigenous, People of Color living in the East and West flatlands of Oakland to complete the survey. Please also spread the word by...

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Reimagining Public Safety

Reimagining Public Safety

It’s time to shift misguided conceptions of public safety – from one of fear to one of abundance – where WE voice where WE want OUR money reinvested in – OUR communities and the continued funding of programs and resources we truly need to get us through this pandemic. You can help us reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Sign up to volunteer on our Defund the Police Text Campaign.

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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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Defend Democracy: Count Every Vote

Defend Democracy: Count Every Vote

While Election Day has passed, our work continues. Today, we will gather with thousands of people in downtown Oakland to raise the message to Count Every Vote, Protect Democracy, and to celebrate the unprecedented participation in our elections. More people voted than...

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Register Now for 2020 OPP!

Register Now for 2020 OPP!

Join Tracey Corder and Calvin Williams as they emcee Oakland Rising’s virtual OAKLAND PROGRESSIVES PARTY with musical performance from Kev Choice. Hear from: - adrienne maree brown, - Cat Brooks, - Lateefah Simon, - Councilmember Nikki Bas, - Jahmese Myres, -...

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Are you the next leader?

Are you the next leader?

Are you or someone you know ready to lead an organization that: 1) Makes immediate direct impacts towards racial and economic justice;2) Builds the power of the people over the long term; and 3) Synergizes like-minded organizations to be greater together...

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YES on 15! Schools & Communities First

YES on 15! Schools & Communities First

While the wealthiest corporations avoid paying their fair share, our schools have the most crowded classrooms in the nation and our local communities are struggling to respond to the impact of COVID. It's time to put Schools & Communities First by voting YES...

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Stay Disaster Prepared with 5 Easy Steps

Stay Disaster Prepared with 5 Easy Steps

We hope you and your family are safe from the past week of unhealthy air quality. It’s been a week since California’s wildfires sparked, sending heavy smoke throughout the surrounding Bay Area, and we know that the peak fire season is likely yet to come. This year’s...

read more
You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You Tell Us! What Makes You Feel Safe?

You can help inform the upcoming 2021-23 City budget process by sharing your thoughts and opinions on public safety. We invite Black, Indigenous, People of Color living in the East and West flatlands of Oakland to complete the survey. Please also spread the word by...

read more
Reimagining Public Safety

Reimagining Public Safety

It’s time to shift misguided conceptions of public safety – from one of fear to one of abundance – where WE voice where WE want OUR money reinvested in – OUR communities and the continued funding of programs and resources we truly need to get us through this pandemic. You can help us reimagine what public safety looks like in our communities. Sign up to volunteer on our Defund the Police Text Campaign.

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Defend Democracy: Count Every Vote

Defend Democracy: Count Every Vote

While Election Day has passed, our work continues. Today, we will gather with thousands of people in downtown Oakland to raise the message to Count Every Vote, Protect Democracy, and to celebrate the unprecedented participation in our elections. More people voted than...

read more
Register Now for 2020 OPP!

Register Now for 2020 OPP!

Join Tracey Corder and Calvin Williams as they emcee Oakland Rising’s virtual OAKLAND PROGRESSIVES PARTY with musical performance from Kev Choice. Hear from: - adrienne maree brown, - Cat Brooks, - Lateefah Simon, - Councilmember Nikki Bas, - Jahmese Myres, -...

read more
Are you the next leader?

Are you the next leader?

Are you or someone you know ready to lead an organization that: 1) Makes immediate direct impacts towards racial and economic justice;2) Builds the power of the people over the long term; and 3) Synergizes like-minded organizations to be greater together...

read more
YES on 15! Schools & Communities First

YES on 15! Schools & Communities First

While the wealthiest corporations avoid paying their fair share, our schools have the most crowded classrooms in the nation and our local communities are struggling to respond to the impact of COVID. It's time to put Schools & Communities First by voting YES...

read more
Stay Disaster Prepared with 5 Easy Steps

Stay Disaster Prepared with 5 Easy Steps

We hope you and your family are safe from the past week of unhealthy air quality. It’s been a week since California’s wildfires sparked, sending heavy smoke throughout the surrounding Bay Area, and we know that the peak fire season is likely yet to come. This year’s...

read more

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