Oakland Rising Blog

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Now Hiring: Field Coordinator

We are excited to announce that we are hiring a Field Coordinator in early 2012!  Please see the full job description and application instructions below and on our Jobs page.

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Stand with Oakland in 2012! Donate Today!

People power has been on display throughout our city this fall.  In the last few weeks Oakland Rising talked to over 6,000 voters in East and West Oakland who overwhelmingly support creating good jobs at the old Oakland Army Base.  Over 90% of the voters we talked to also support taxing the richest 1% of Californians to raise billions...

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Andre Rawlins, A beloved member of the Oakland Rising Family Passed Away

On October 23rd, 2011 Andre Rawlins passed away. The Oakland Rising family will truly miss him. Andre leaves behind his father, Pastor Albert Wayne Rawlins Sr., his step mother Joyce Rawlins, an extended family, and most tragic of all his only...

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Esperanza meets w/ the ladies at Ignite CA

On October 13th,2011,Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont, the Executive Director of Oakland Rising, shared with the women of Ignite CA her personal story and approach to civic engagement in the city she calls home; Oakland.

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Oakland Special Election Voter Guide

Although Oakland Rising isn’t taking any positions on any of the three ballot measures, we want to make sure that Oakland voters have the access to information about what the measures are and will do in Oakland.

Oakland is having a mail-in only special election on Tuesday, November 15th.


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Camp Calls - Community Scholarships Available

We know that we can't make all the changes we want for Oakland without also addressing California's outdated tax and fiscal policies.  Spend 3 days with Oakland Rising and our statewide partners at CAMP CALLS to learn about our solutions, strategy and action plan to fix California's budget mess once and for all!    

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We Voted Loud and Clear - IRV This Year!

Clearing Our Name: Ranked Choice Voting Allegations Debunked

Dear Friends and Allies~    Yesterday, Oakland’s City Auditor released a report certifying that Oakland Rising did not misuse public funds we received for Rank Choice Voting Education in 2010.

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Oakland Rising Releases Statement on Passage of City Budget

Oakland Rising realizes this year’s budget process has been especially difficult. With a city that has 13% of its residents living below the federal poverty line, Oakland Rising and our core partners have been working with Councilmembers to ensure that the 2011-13 Budget prioritizes resources and services that are absolutely vital to the...

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Key Facts About Oakland's First RCV Election

Analysis Shows Voters Effectively Used Ranked Choice Voting
By:  FairVote - The Center for Voting and Democracy

 Published November 7, 2010

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