Oakland Rising Blog

Community Investments at Stake on June Ballot

"The District Attorney, as a public safety leader, is tasked with protecting families and communities from abuse and draconian practices that specifically harm communities of color." - Restorative Justice Advocate John Jones III

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Youth Get Out to Vote

This month our youth organizing work leveled up as we hired three high school students to talk with millennial voters of color about the importance of the June Primary.

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Strength in Numbers

Building the political power of Oakland’s working-class families of color is serious business, and we can't do it without the support of our neighbors and friends. With...

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Support Community Leadership on the Oakland Planning Commission

 By Reverend Damita Davis-Howard

We’re in a development boom in Oakland. Cranes and bulldozers clang downtown, building luxury condos, offices, and hotels. More and more people huddle in tents under overpasses, and more of us struggle to keep a roof over our heads.

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CA Schools & Communities on the Horizon for 2020

If passed in 2020, the initiative will raise an estimated $11 Billion annually for schools and community services like public health clinics by closing a 40-year-old tax loophole that corporations have been exploiting at the expense of our communities. 

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Celebrating 10 Years of Building Community Power!


Movement Technology Fellowship Launch: Increasing the Impact of Community Organizing through Tech

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Movement Technology Fellowship (MTF). In partnership with the socially-oriented tech firm Devlabs, this 9-month long program is training organizers from two of our collaborative partners who understand their communities, but want to learn how to leverage technology to increase their...

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Come Out Saturday 3/24 in Support of Child Care & Early Education Access

This June, we have the chance to pass Measure A – Alameda County’s Initiative for Child Care and Early Education – which would bring $140 Million annually to help more families access affordable childcare and stabilize early educators by increasing their pay to $15/hour.

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Signatures Needed to Bring $11 Billion to California Schools & Community Services

Imagine having access to medical care despite your income level or employment status. Imagine our youth thriving by having California schools rise up from near last (41st!) in the...

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Black Panther Delivers Messages for the Black Organizer

As a movie fanatic, I finally encountered a movie -- Black Panther -- that validates some of my thoughts as a Black individual in the U.S.

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