Oakland Rising Blog

Rain Does Not Discriminate - by St. Mary's Center

Communities deluged by flooding are evidence that rain does not discriminate. Here in the Bay Area, Saturday's rain reminded us ~ the air on Sunday morning smelled fresher, gardens looked more beautiful and even struggling plants showed promise. Rain does not discriminate. An interesting observation the week after multiple studies report...

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You’re Invited To Our Open House!

Oakland Rising is hosting our first-ever Open House event on Wednesday, August 28th from 4:30-630pm to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and donors. We’re excited to open our...

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Join us next week at the Young Progressives Party - June 19th 2013

Next week, Oakland Rising will celebrate 5 years of working in low-income, immigrant and communities of color to ensure that our voices are heard at City hall and at the ballot box. Together, we have identified 47,000 voters in Oakland who support our agenda to build stronger community, share public dollars...

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Our Leaders Are Making Democracy Work for Communities in Oakland - Join us!

Today, Oakland native daughter and Oakland Rising's Executive Director, Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, received the annual "Making Democracy Work" award from the League of Women Voters. Our work to increase authentic local democracy by building the civic participation of low-income, immigrant, and voters of color in our cicy has included...

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A visual representation of the proposed budget

Our Town, Our Budget: What Does Public Safety Really Look Like?



Mayor Quan released her proposed 2013-2015 city budget earlier this week, on Wednesday, April 17th.  Over the next couple of months, Oakland residents and our elected representatives must work to provide input, present alternative proposals, and pass a balanced budget by June 30th, 2013.


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City Budget Process

The budget process is the formal way that the City establishes its goals, program priorities, and service levels for the next two years, and identifies the funds needed to achieve them. Essentially, it is a process through which policies are made, programs are articulated, and resources are identified in order to put them into effect...

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Tipping Point on Props 30 and 32


Oakland Rising and our partners around the state were the margin of victory for both...

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What Oakland's Most Crucial Issue?

St. Mary's Center

The most crucial issue facing Oakland today is our disconnect from one another.  When we see ourselves as contrast, our city...

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Learn more about the Family Independence Initiative!

 "The Family Independence Initiative is a national center for innovating and testing approaches to economic and social mobility that strengthen social networks, respond to initiative, and respect lowincome families’ ability to lead their own lives". For more information contact: Paola Hernandez,...

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Know Your Elected Official's Contact Information!


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Contact Information for Elected Officials

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