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California Calls and the Emerging Majority

BeyondChron The last weeks of summer are supposed to be a lazy time, but hundreds of Californians have been hard at work throughout August and September preparing for November’s high-stakes elections. California Calls, a statewide alliance of 32 organizations, is...

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Audit Finds No Funds Misuse By Oakland Rising Group

Oakland Tribune Learn more about . By Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune, Posted: 08/17/2011 06:29:06 PM PDT, Updated: 08/18/2011 05:56:25 AM PDT The Oakland City Auditor has found that Oakland Rising, a nonprofit organization, did not misuse public funds it received to...

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Oakland Budget Deadline

Ella's Voice By: Nwamaka Agbo The June 30 deadline is fast approaching for Oakland City Council and Mayor Jean Quan to pass a budget that closes the $58 million budget deficit looming over the city.  And organizations and staff of the Oakland Rising are pressing our...

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Oakland Rising and Oakland’s New Mayor

Mitchell Kapor Foundation Blog Learn more about . Jean Quan made history this week by becoming the first female and first Asian-American mayor of Oakland, CA. Her victory, decided by less than 2,500 votes (out of 106,000 votes cast), came as a result of Instant Runoff...

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Peer to Peer Exchange – SWOP and Oakland Rising

SWOP Blogger On the heels of New Mexico’s June 1st Primary Election, Tomás Garduño, SWOP’s Director of Mass Base Political Organizing and Michael Montoya, SWOP’s Mass Base Political Organizer hopped on a plane to head out to Oakland, California to lend a hand in...

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Instant Runoff Voting will bring positive change to Oakland

Learn more about . On Tuesday, Oakland's City Council finally voted to start using Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).  This means that Oakland will no longer have June Primary Elections for local elected officials, but rather a ranked choice election of candidates,...

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Organizing Upgrade: Electoral and Grassroots Organizing

Organizing Upgrade This article shares the perspectives of 5 organizers who answer the question:  How does electoral work support or undermine grassroots organizing efforts?  It includes incredible contributions from: Mattie Weiss, Wellstone Action and Erik...

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What are you thankful for? Oaklanders weigh in.

Oakland Local The City of Oakland has a 17% reported unemployment rate, foreclosures are high, and times are rough for almost everyone, but that doesn't mean everything in Oakland isn't going well--there's new vibrancy downtown, urban gardens and new initiatives to...

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California Calls and the Emerging Majority

BeyondChron The last weeks of summer are supposed to be a lazy time, but hundreds of Californians have been hard at work throughout August and September preparing for November’s high-stakes elections. California Calls, a statewide alliance of 32 organizations, is...

read more

Audit Finds No Funds Misuse By Oakland Rising Group

Oakland Tribune Learn more about . By Cecily Burt, Oakland Tribune, Posted: 08/17/2011 06:29:06 PM PDT, Updated: 08/18/2011 05:56:25 AM PDT The Oakland City Auditor has found that Oakland Rising, a nonprofit organization, did not misuse public funds it received to...

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Oakland Budget Deadline

Ella's Voice By: Nwamaka Agbo The June 30 deadline is fast approaching for Oakland City Council and Mayor Jean Quan to pass a budget that closes the $58 million budget deficit looming over the city.  And organizations and staff of the Oakland Rising are pressing our...

read more

Oakland Rising and Oakland’s New Mayor

Mitchell Kapor Foundation Blog Learn more about . Jean Quan made history this week by becoming the first female and first Asian-American mayor of Oakland, CA. Her victory, decided by less than 2,500 votes (out of 106,000 votes cast), came as a result of Instant Runoff...

read more

Peer to Peer Exchange – SWOP and Oakland Rising

SWOP Blogger On the heels of New Mexico’s June 1st Primary Election, Tomás Garduño, SWOP’s Director of Mass Base Political Organizing and Michael Montoya, SWOP’s Mass Base Political Organizer hopped on a plane to head out to Oakland, California to lend a hand in...

read more

Instant Runoff Voting will bring positive change to Oakland

Learn more about . On Tuesday, Oakland's City Council finally voted to start using Instant Runoff Voting (IRV).  This means that Oakland will no longer have June Primary Elections for local elected officials, but rather a ranked choice election of candidates,...

read more

Organizing Upgrade: Electoral and Grassroots Organizing

Organizing Upgrade This article shares the perspectives of 5 organizers who answer the question:  How does electoral work support or undermine grassroots organizing efforts?  It includes incredible contributions from: Mattie Weiss, Wellstone Action and Erik...

read more

What are you thankful for? Oaklanders weigh in.

Oakland Local The City of Oakland has a 17% reported unemployment rate, foreclosures are high, and times are rough for almost everyone, but that doesn't mean everything in Oakland isn't going well--there's new vibrancy downtown, urban gardens and new initiatives to...

read more

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