Oakland Rising Blog

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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And This Year's Townie Awards Go To...

Join us on June 28 at the Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards as we celebrate the work of Oakland’s social justice warriors – the...

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Know Your Voting Rights on Election Day

Here is the information you need to help have a smooth voting experience. Do your part and VOTE!

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2018 Values, Issues & Policy Platform: Local Solutions Leading the Way

Our 2018 Vision, Issues and Policy Platform outlines how we and our partners resist, protect and advance in this political moment.

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Community Investments at Stake on June Ballot

"The District Attorney, as a public safety leader, is tasked with protecting families and communities from abuse and draconian practices that specifically harm communities of color." - Restorative Justice Advocate John Jones III

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Youth Get Out to Vote

This month our youth organizing work leveled up as we hired three high school students to talk with millennial voters of color about the importance of the June Primary.

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Strength in Numbers

Building the political power of Oakland’s working-class families of color is serious business, and we can't do it without the support of our neighbors and friends. With...

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Support Community Leadership on the Oakland Planning Commission

 By Reverend Damita Davis-Howard

We’re in a development boom in Oakland. Cranes and bulldozers clang downtown, building luxury condos, offices, and hotels. More and more people huddle in tents under overpasses, and more of us struggle to keep a roof over our heads.

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CA Schools & Communities on the Horizon for 2020

If passed in 2020, the initiative will raise an estimated $11 Billion annually for schools and community services like public health clinics by closing a 40-year-old tax loophole that corporations have been exploiting at the expense of our communities. 

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Celebrating 10 Years of Building Community Power!

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