Oakland Rising Blog

Make It Fair – People Over Profits!

For too long, corporate interests have been prioritized above those of our communities. We can’t pass up this chance to reinvest in our schools, healthcare, affordable housing, services for youth and seniors, parks, and other programs from which we all – especially our most vulnerable community members –...

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Make It Fair Town Hall 9/9

Our dreams for a better community can come true. Learn how you can help build the pressure we need to close the commercial property tax loophole in Prop 13 and recover over $9 billion every year for essential services in California.

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Guide to Weekend Activities to End White Supremacy -- 8/26-27

Our friends at Bay Resistance compiled resources to this weekend's actions to lift up unity and justice, and to push back against the hate and racism of the planned white supremacists...

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Building the New Majority

The future of political change rests in the hands of millennials. Their choice to engage -- or not engage -- in traditional civic avenues can tip the scales for the progressive movement.

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Charlottesville

Let’s be clear: white supremacy is nothing new and People of Color have been battling white supremacy in its many forms since the time...

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Training the Next Generation of Progressive Leaders

To build a more socially just Bay Area, we recruited this amazing cohort of leaders from base-building organizations across Alameda County to our new leadership development program. By recruiting from the base, we are lifting up leaders into appointed and elected roles who have ties to a community to which they are accountable.

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Speak Out for Affordable Housing TODAY!

Oakland's budget is a moral document and an expression of the core values of our city. Tomorrow our City Council will finalize the 2017-19 budget, so NOW is the time to take action and let them know we expect better.

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And The 2017 Townie Awards Go to...

We’re thrilled to honor several people and organizations who embody bold, innovative, values-based transformational leadership with our Townie Awards. We hope you can help us celebrate all of the positive impacts that our honorees and all racial, economic and environmental justice activists, organizations and...

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Results Are In! Community Investment is What Oaklanders Want

With the current national political climate, voters in Oakland and beyond are taking pride in advancing local policy that pushes back against the national right-wing agenda.They also sent a clear message to the Mayor and City Councilmembers for their support of a community-first budget and policy that prioritizes people over profit-driven...

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A Major Investment in Oakland Rising’s Future

It is with excitement and gratitude that we announce a package of projects to deepen the effectiveness of civic engagement across the Oakland Rising collaborative and to expand financial support from...

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