Oakland Rising Blog

Oakland Rising’s Family Is Growing!

We're excited to share that Jessamyn Sabbag, our Executive Director, will be welcoming a little one late spring/early summer. A 3-day retreat with our collaborative partners and...

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What's Next for Our Schools

The fight now moves beyond the teacher strikes that have happened across the state and to the ballot. It’s time to address what is at the root of this problem - chronic lack of funding. The Schools & Communities First Act - a proposition on the November 2020 ballot - will generate $11 billion dollars annually for...

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The Fight for School Resources Continues!

Last week, courageous Oakland teachers struck for living wages, smaller class sizes, more support services for our students, and a stoppage of school closures. This came on the heels of LA teachers who...

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How You Can Support Public School Students and Teachers

From joining a picket line to delivering food, there are many ways to support! Learn more and sign up - and show our teachers that the community has their back.

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Preparing Electeds for Advancing Justice in 2019

Oakland Rising and our collaborative partners hosted our post-election issues briefing with elected officials on December 14, 2018 at City Hall. 

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Movement Tech Graduation

The Movement Technology Fellows completed the first year of the program with a Graduation and Presentation ceremony on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Fellows started the program in April and working in collaboration with each other, their mentors, and counterparts at their home organizations, learned a series of new technical skills and developed...

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Oakland demands immediate response to fire and housing crisis

Dear Mayor Schaaf: We reach out to you as organizations working closely with the people of Oakland - particularly with low income communities of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, low wage workers, LGTBQ neighbors, unsheltered people, and people who were formerly incarcerated. Our communities are the ones impacted first and worst by...

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Thank You, Oakland!

Thank you to everyone who got out to vote! We led with values and vision, driving a progressive agenda. We believe that Oakland can and should be a city that champions equity, that puts the...

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YES on W: Solutions for Homelessness & Illegal Dumping

We’ve known for too long that our unhoused neighbors need the city to take real, immediate actions to address this crisis. Measure W would provide part of the solution.

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Yes on Y: Protect Oakland Renters

Measure Y will expand eviction protections to all buildings (built before 1996) regardless of size. Measure Y will not solve the housing crisis alone, but it along with Prop 10 will provide much needed protections to help keep existing tenants in their homes and prevent further homelessness.

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