October 2016

Ranked Choice Voting - 1, 2, 3 for Democracy!

Get a refresher on how ranked choice voting works. Read more »

Know Your Rights on Election Day

6 tips to ensure a smooth voting experience. Do your part and VOTE! Read more »

Providing A Training Ground for Organizers

Meet our emerging leaders who provide amazing leadership, training, and support to our powerhouse outreach crew. Read more »

Our Fall Field Campaign Plans


Oakland Rising is throwing down for Yes on Measure JJ to protect Oakland renters, and also working with our statewide partners through California Calls to talk with thousands of voters about three game-changing propositions:

• Prop 55 will maintain funding for education and healthcare by renewing the Prop 30 income tax on wealthy Californians earning more than $250,000 per year. Read more »

Our Op-Ed: Support Measure RR to Keep BART on Track

Executive Director, Jessamyn Sabbag, and EBASE's Campaign Director, Jahmese Myres, co-authored an Op-Ed in the Oakland Post about Measure RR, to keep BART on track.  

Check it out in our Press Page at this link!

Prop 55: A Big Deal for California Students

November 8, California voters will be asked to extend a tax on our state's wealthiest residents (those making over $250K), with the funds generated being used to continue funding education. Read more »

Help Us Raise $30K in 7 Days!

We met our goal! Thanks to supporters like you, we will talk with 21,000 Oakland voters about supporting measures and propositions that will bring real change to our communities, like Measure JJ.  Read more »

Oakland Rising's Voter Guide to Local Measures

Vote with Black, Brown & poor communities this November 8th for strong education systems, better protections for renters, expanding affordable housing, and community oversight of Oakland Police Department.  Read more »

Announcing Our Biggest Campaign

This November Oakland Rising is striving to make major progress on huge issues impacting our daily lives – from protecting renters to funding our schools to reforming the broken criminal justice system. As the media continues to make a spectacle of the elections by focusing on the theatrics of the presidential race, many of us end up feeling turned off and disengaged from the election. Read more »

YES on Measure JJ: Protect Oakland Renters this November

We all know someone who has been pushed out of Oakland as the tide of gentrification and displacement continues to sweep through the Town and the wider Bay Area region, hitting low-income, immigrant and communities of color the hardest. Each month landlords are evicting between 1,000 to 1,500 tenants living in Oakland. Read more »

YVote! Youth Vote

The 2008 presidential election brought to light the power of the youth voting block as young, first-time voters helped usher in the historic election of the nation’s first African American President. Subsequently, the youth vote has plummeted, with 2014 seeing a historic low. Oakland Rising is teaming up with other civic engagement groups in California as part of the Youth Voter Engagement Project to turn this trend around. With a goal of collectively contacting 73,360 young voters of color and ID’ing 46,162 as committed to voting, the Youth Vote (YVote) program utilizes three key elements: Read more »

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