Oakland Rising Blog

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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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!

This year we entered our 10th year of building community power and winning big. Over the last decade, we have built a base of over 62,000 supportive voters - that’s over 25% of all Oakland voters!

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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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