Oakland Rising Blog

Yes On Z: Stand with Hotel Workers

Oakland’s hotel workers, who are primarily women of color, face sexual assault on the job at alarming rates. Stand with Oakland hotel workers by voting YES! on Measure Z this fall.

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Chinatown Candidate Forum a Success

Last month Oakland Rising co-hosted a nonpartisan Mayoral & District 2 Candidate Forum for the Oakland Chinatown Community.  Held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, over 250 local residents attended along with staff and members from the 13 participating organizations including the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, League of...

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Yes on Prop 10 for Affordable Housing!

This election, Prop 10 (The Affordable Housing Act) offers a major opportunity to strengthen rent control – one of the biggest safe guards to keep working-class, people of color housed in...

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No on Prop 5: Don’t Defund Our Communities

A No on Prop 5 vote, is a Yes for Investment in Our Livelihoods – our schools, health clinics, senior centers, parks, libraries and other crucial community services. As if our...

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Know Your Voting Rights!

Here is the information you need to have a smooth voting experience -- from where to vote, how to use rank choice voting, and more. Do your part and VOTE!

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Mobilizing Oakland Voters for Nov. 6

This Fall through phone-banking, field canvassing, and texting, we will talk one-on-one with thousands of voters from our base -- immigrant, working-class, and communities of color -- about ballot issues and getting out to vote. Check out our Voter Guide and take this cheat sheet...

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Turning Organizers into Technologists

This past April, Oakland Rising launched the Movement Technology Fellowship to support our member organizations to expand their capacity by cultivating organizers and leaders with technological tools.

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Expanding Strategic Communications Capacity and Collaboration

Laneisha reports back on the Netroots Conference and the Bay Rising Communications Fellowship. 

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Oakland Rising Goes to Washington

This month staff went went to Seattle to cross-train with canvass vets at Washington’s oldest social justice grassroots organization, Washington Community Action Network.

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Time to Put Youth before Profits


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