Oakland Rising Blog

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


We All Count! Count Us All!

With the 2020 Census less than two years away, California is at serious risk of an undercount and losing billions of dollars in Medicaid, SNAP, and Medicare resources as well as a congressional seat. Submit a public comment by AUGUST 6  to ensure that we all count!

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Oakland Needs Real Housing Solutions from City Officials

On behalf of all of us at Oakland Rising, we’re outraged by the actions of “Jogger Joe” (real name: Henry Sintay) first throwing the belongings of Drew, an Oakland community member, into...

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