Oakland Rising Blog

Join us in the Streets: May Day March!

This Monday, May 1st, we will leave our jobs for the day to stand up for workers’ rights! And by workers, we mean all workers...

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LEB Leaders are a Diverse Bunch!

Promising Crop of Leaders Apply to Lead East Bay

In June, Lead East Bay's leaders will start training for their future positions on local boards and commissions or for elected public offices.

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Save The Date: Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards -- June 22

Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards is back!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
5:30 to 8:30PM
Oakland Museum of California sculpture gardens...

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Mobilizing Grassroots Support for Immigrant Rights

Immigrants are an integral part of our community's fabric. Our rapid response team of more than 20 volunteers have helped us mobilize voters to put grassroots pressure on key legislators in support of the California Values Act. 

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I Am Black History

I am Black history. I’ve been thinking about that a lot recently as the last days of Black History month drifted away. But Black history isn't just one month out of the year, it's every day.

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Participatory Budgeting: Democracy in Action

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO VOTE: Cast your online ballot by 11:59 PM. Let the city know which community programs you'd like to see funded.

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Drawing Inspiration from A Civil Rights Champion

Opposition to oppression takes courage, and I draw my strength from Black women like Fannie Lou Hamer who stood up and fought back even when it was dangerous and unpopular. 

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A New Network of Resistance in Town

As a founding member of Bay Rising, Oakland Rising is joining forces with labor unions and social justice organizations to stand up to the attacks and rollbacks of the Trump regime. Our movement is called Bay Resistance, and together we're staging weekly actions every Tuesday for the first 100 days of this administration.

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Justice Reinvestment Moving Forward

The latest on our work to decrease the county’s spending on incarceration and increase its investments in opportunities our community.

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Lead East Bay

Oakland Rising and our sister organization Oakland Rising Action are launching Lead East Bay this spring, a program that will identify, recruit and train cohorts of working class people of color to serve in public leadership roles in our city and our region.

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