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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...

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The search is on!

The search is on!

Over the past six months, Oakland Rising’s Leadership Transition Committee has been working hard to prepare for Executive Director Jessamyn Sabbag’s leadership transition.  We are deeply grateful to Jessmyn for the passion, vision, commitment, and heart that she...

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Our Vote Matters – Check your status. Make a plan.

Our Vote Matters – Check your status. Make a plan.

As California moves forward with its plan to distribute millions of mail-in-ballots to registered voters, we continue to see far-right attacks on our vote-by-mail election system. There’s too much at stake this election to let these voter suppression tactics deter us....

read more
Calls for Reinvesting in Oakland

Calls for Reinvesting in Oakland

Just 88 days until the critical November elections which will inform America’s leadership who will shape policy and funding for our communities in the next years to come. We’ve experienced a global health pandemic, racial justice uprisings throughout the country, and...

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Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Dear Friends,With my hands and heart trembling with excitement and tenderness, I am writing to share that I am transitioning out of my role as Executive Director of Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of this calendar year. It has been my deepest honor...

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What do you think community-led safety looks like?

What do you think community-led safety looks like?

Last week, the Mayor and City Council had an opportunity to stand for Black Lives by investing millions into community services, but they failed to answer the call of the people. Councilmembers Bas and Kaplan had put forth a proposal to reallocate an additional $11.4...

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
The search is on!

The search is on!

Over the past six months, Oakland Rising’s Leadership Transition Committee has been working hard to prepare for Executive Director Jessamyn Sabbag’s leadership transition.  We are deeply grateful to Jessmyn for the passion, vision, commitment, and heart that she...

read more
Our Vote Matters – Check your status. Make a plan.

Our Vote Matters – Check your status. Make a plan.

As California moves forward with its plan to distribute millions of mail-in-ballots to registered voters, we continue to see far-right attacks on our vote-by-mail election system. There’s too much at stake this election to let these voter suppression tactics deter us....

read more
Calls for Reinvesting in Oakland

Calls for Reinvesting in Oakland

Just 88 days until the critical November elections which will inform America’s leadership who will shape policy and funding for our communities in the next years to come. We’ve experienced a global health pandemic, racial justice uprisings throughout the country, and...

read more
Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Announcing My Transition from Oakland Rising

Dear Friends,With my hands and heart trembling with excitement and tenderness, I am writing to share that I am transitioning out of my role as Executive Director of Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of this calendar year. It has been my deepest honor...

read more
What do you think community-led safety looks like?

What do you think community-led safety looks like?

Last week, the Mayor and City Council had an opportunity to stand for Black Lives by investing millions into community services, but they failed to answer the call of the people. Councilmembers Bas and Kaplan had put forth a proposal to reallocate an additional $11.4...

read more

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