Oakland Rising Blog

Mobilizing Oakland Voters for Nov. 6

This Fall through phone-banking, field canvassing, and texting, we will talk one-on-one with thousands of voters from our base -- immigrant, working-class, and communities of color -- about ballot issues and getting out to vote. Check out our Voter Guide and take this cheat sheet...

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Turning Organizers into Technologists

This past April, Oakland Rising launched the Movement Technology Fellowship to support our member organizations to expand their capacity by cultivating organizers and leaders with technological tools.

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Expanding Strategic Communications Capacity and Collaboration

Laneisha reports back on the Netroots Conference and the Bay Rising Communications Fellowship. 

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Oakland Rising Goes to Washington

This month staff went went to Seattle to cross-train with canvass vets at Washington’s oldest social justice grassroots organization, Washington Community Action Network.

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Time to Put Youth before Profits


We All Count! Count Us All!

With the 2020 Census less than two years away, California is at serious risk of an undercount and losing billions of dollars in Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare resources as well as a congressional seat. Submit a public comment by AUGUST 6  to ensure that we all count!

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Oakland Needs Real Housing Solutions from City Officials

On behalf of all of us at Oakland Rising, we’re outraged by the actions of “Jogger Joe” (real name: Henry Sintay) first throwing the belongings of Drew, an Oakland community member, into...

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And This Year's Townie Awards Go To...

Join us on June 28 at the Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards as we celebrate the work of Oakland’s social justice warriors – the...

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Know Your Voting Rights on Election Day

Here is the information you need to help have a smooth voting experience. Do your part and VOTE!

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2018 Values, Issues & Policy Platform: Local Solutions Leading the Way

Our 2018 Vision, Issues and Policy Platform outlines how we and our partners resist, protect and advance in this political moment.

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