Oakland Rising Blog

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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Yes On Z: Stand with Hotel Workers

Oakland’s hotel workers, who are primarily women of color, face sexual assault on the job at alarming rates. Stand with Oakland hotel workers by voting YES! on Measure Z this fall.

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Celebrate Our 1st Graduating Movement Tech Cohort!

Join us December 11 as we celebrate the graduation of our first cohort of the Movement Technology Fellowship (MTF)! The fellowship prepares participants as...

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Chinatown Candidate Forum a Success

Last month Oakland Rising co-hosted a nonpartisan Mayoral & District 2 Candidate Forum for the Oakland Chinatown Community.  Held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, over 250 local residents attended along with staff and members from the 13 participating organizations including the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, League of...

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Yes on Prop 10 for Affordable Housing!

This election, Prop 10 (The Affordable Housing Act) offers a major opportunity to strengthen rent control – one of the biggest safe guards to keep working-class, people of color housed in...

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No on Prop 5: Don’t Defund Our Communities

A No on Prop 5 vote, is a Yes for Investment in Our Livelihoods – our schools, health clinics, senior centers, parks, libraries and other crucial community services. As if our...

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Know Your Voting Rights!

Here is the information you need to have a smooth voting experience -- from where to vote, how to use rank choice voting, and more. Do your part and VOTE!

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