Oakland Rising Blog

Voters Want A's to Stay Invested in East Oakland

Speaking with over 2,200 Oakland voters, our latest voter outreach effort shows that 4 in 5 Oaklanders want the A’s to stay at the Coliseum and invest in East Oakland.

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Oakland Rising's Jessamyn Sabbag Receives Local Hero Award

Last week Assemblymember Rob Bonta honored Oakland Rising’s Executive Director, Jessamyn Sabbag, with the Local Hero Award, calling her a "true moral compass for Oakland." A number of Oakland Rising allies also received awards for their work in the social justice movement, too. 

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Community Impacts of A’s Preferred Stadium Location

The Oakland A's are considering building their new ballpark next to Laney Community College and Chinatown. While we're glad the Oakland A's are Rooted in Oakland, we believe that community college public land should be used for public good like affordable education and protecting cultural, historic neighborhoods.

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Race, Power & Privilege Training for Oakland's Emerging Leaders

Facilitated by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, our Lead East Bay cohort of social justice leaders took a deep dive into how to both interrupt and build power as needed to advance an agenda for racial justice. 

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Making It Fair Around The Bay

What would you do with an extra $9 billion per year for California? It’s time we ask ourselves that since Californian voters may soon have the chance to close a loophole that allows large...

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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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