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Our Mission

Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland’s…

Our Vision

We envision an Oakland that realizes our shared dreams of health, happiness, safety and opportunity for all. A Town that stands for progress and sustainability, that models what is possible in American cities of the 21st century.

The Collaborative

We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.

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1/10/22 Monday Meals: 2021 Review & 2022 What’s Ahead

1/10/22 Monday Meals: 2021 Review & 2022 What’s Ahead

Meet amazing Oakland Rising staff - Jon Bean, Deputy Director; LJ Butler, IVE Manager; and Nora Smith, Volunteer Coordinator/Admin Assistant. They check in with liz suk about how they nourish themselves, discuss 2021 highlights and what to look forward to in 2022....

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12.13.21 Monday Meals: Redistricting – Finalizing Maps

12.13.21 Monday Meals: Redistricting – Finalizing Maps

liz suk spoke with Charisma Acey, Founder and Principal at Outreach by Design, LLC and Elena Serrano, Founding member of Eastside Arts Alliance about redistricting in Oakland. Both have been deeply involved in the process, and answered questions before the Independent...

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Coalition of Oakland-Based Community Organizations: Fair Oakland Districts Only Possible with Edits to Map F3

Coalition of Oakland-Based Community Organizations: Fair Oakland Districts Only Possible with Edits to Map F3

“Whether we are Black, Brown, or white, from a rich neighborhood or a poor neighborhood, nearly all of us in Oakland believe that every voice deserves equal representation. The best chance to do that is by empowering flatlands communities to have independent districts that allow all residents to have a voice on the City Council and School Board.”  – liz suk, Executive Director of Oakland Rising

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94.1 KPFA Upfront: Oakland’s redistricting

94.1 KPFA Upfront: Oakland’s redistricting

liz explains how redistricting impacts who represents us and who is represented in districts so that the needs of our communities are met. Listen to her break down how equitable democracy was brought into the process to create the maps.

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