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Know Your Voting Rights!

Do your part and VOTE!

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March 3rd 2020 Primary Election Voter Guide for Alameda County and Oakland

We’ve created a voter guide with our recommendations on the measures and propositions you’ll see on your ballot. (TLDR, vote yes on everything!)

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Join us in the fight for high-quality child care & health care for all Alameda County children!

Join pediatric health care experts, nurses, kindergarten and preschool teachers, child care providers, parents, and community leaders across the county in voting Yes on Measure C this March 3rd, 2020.

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A Generation Later, Corporations Are Still Cheating Oakland Kids Out of Good Schools

It’s Schools and Communities First Education Awareness Week. Our Political Director, Liz Suk, is sharing her personal experience with growing up in underfunded Oakland public schools and seeing her daughters share their own personal frustrations growing up in an underfunded school...

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We're Hiring Outreach Workers for Winter 2020 - Apply Now!

We're looking for people to join our exciting campaign advancing economic, racial and environmental justice in East & West Oakland. Our team of social justice advocates will educate and mobilize residents around the 2020 Census and the March Primary Election. JOIN OUR TEAM!

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Recognizing Parent Leadership

Field Fundraising Team Member and Activist Super Mom Vernetta Woods received an award from Bay Area PLAN. With two children who have been in Oakland public schools, PLAN recognized Vernetta’s tireless advocating within OUSD in support of both teachers and students. “It’s not just my job – it’s my life,” is...

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Reflections from 2019: A Letter from Our Executive Director

I am bringing a bunch of lessons from the early days and weeks of motherhood back with me to Oakland Rising, and I’m delighted by how much this journey has informed my work as well as my personal life. Amongst the top lessons I’m bringing are:

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Deep East Wants to Be Counted!

The results are in: After talking to nearly 6,000 residents in the flatlands of Deep East Oakland, 93% committed to filling out the 2020 Census!...

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Training the Next Generation of Campaign Leaders

We created a new pipeline leadership development program for the members and staff of our partner and ally organizations with the goal of elevating them into the future leaders of electoral campaigns.

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