Oakland Rising Blog

Building the Progressive Voting Block

The work that we do is made most meaningful when we have an emotional connection to it. That was especially true with Oakland Rising’s most recent campaign that focused on voter registration. At Oakland...

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Volunteer with Us!

We are looking for volunteers for our Fall Election Campaigns! Oakland Rising is knocking on doors in East and West Oakland, phone banking, and texting to get out the word for the fall election...

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BlackPAC: Building Black Political Power in Our Communities

On August 9, 2016 I had the opportunity to attend the BlackPAC training in New Orleans with two Oakland Rising Daily Team members: Ariel Kelly and Tim Deweaver. BlackPAC is an independent...

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Celebrating Farm Workers This Labor Day

This Monday we honor American workers by celebrating Labor Day. We at Oakland Rising have beenwatching with anticipation the outcome of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez' bill to...

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Progress on Advancing Racial Equity in Oakland

In mid-August Race Forward convened racial justice leaders from across Oakland for an event called Advancing Racial Equity in Oakland....

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Join us Sat, August 27, to register voters.

REGISTER TO VOTE: Protect Oakland Renters, Reform Juvenile Justice, and Tax The Rich

With 77 days until the election is over, Oakland voters have a lot to be excited about on the ballot. Locally, the Town will be looking at strengthening...

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Mobilizing the Progressive Vote for June 7

May 14th marks the first day of campaign season at Oakland Rising. Our focus this primary season will be mobilizing our base to turnout the vote on June 7th and become part...

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We're Hiring!

 Join our team!

We're hiring 25+ voter outreach positions for our 2016 campaigns.

Check out the full details on our Jobs Page!

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Announcing Oakland Rising's New Executive Director

Oakland Rising’s Advisory Board is excited to announce that we have appointed Jessamyn Sabbag as Executive Director. 

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2015 Values Based Leadership Program

 

The Values Based Leadership Program is a collaborative project between Oakland Rising, the Alameda County Labor Council, and Working Partnerships USA.  It seeks to develop the capacity of grassroots leaders in Oakland and Alameda County to engage in...

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