Oakland Rising Blog

Inaugurate Resistance: Join Us January 20th

This Friday we will mark the beginning of a period of resistance in the name of love, liberation and unity. Please join us in San Francisco to show the country and the world that we will not be silenced nor will we tolerate abuse from any level of our government or...

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Social Justice Issues Briefing for Oakland Elected Officials

On December 15th, 2016, Oakland Rising hosted our first ever Issues and Policy Briefing for all elected officials in the county whose districts touch Oakland. We had participation from most of the elected offices in Alameda County

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A Space for Post-Election Healing

Earlier this month Oakland Rising hosted a day of reflection and renewal for our voter outreach staff who worked on our fall campaign. Our first ever post-election “Healing Retreat,” we invited all campaign staff and full-time Oakland Rising staff and collaborative partners to participate. 

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Jim Crow 2.0: Modern Voter Suppression and Threats to Voting Rights

by Tracey Brieger, Bay Rising

From initially limiting voting rights only to white male property-owners, to the creation of the electoral college, to modern day legalized...

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Connecting Tragedy to the Larger Crisis

Jessamyn here, wanting to share my thoughts:

The #Ghostship fire has me in deep despair. I'm mourning the loss of so many people...creatives and friends of friends. The loss continues to grow as we learn more. 

As I grieve, I'm remembering our old office that was across the street from where the family and friends' crisis...

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Building the Electorate with Millennials of Color

Millennials – people age 18 to 34 – now make up the largest and most diverse age group in California. With 4 million potential young voters, we have the power to propel forward issues that really matter...

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Post-Election Wrap Up

Watching the results roll in from the November 8th election was both inspiring and terrifying. While California said a resounding YES to funding education, healthcare and reforming the criminal justice system, those who voted for president said yes to fear, hatred and division. 

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Ranked Choice Voting - 1, 2, 3 for Democracy!

Get a refresher on how ranked choice voting works.

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Know Your Rights on Election Day

6 tips to ensure a smooth voting experience. Do your part and VOTE!

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Providing A Training Ground for Organizers

Meet our emerging leaders who provide amazing leadership, training, and support to our powerhouse outreach crew.

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