We’re looking for people to join our exciting campaign advancing economic, racial, and environmental justice in East and West Oakland. We are building a team of social justice advocates to inform and mobilize thousands of voters via phone banking, texting, and door-to-door contact.
The Alameda County District Attorney race is open for the first time in over a decade and has the potential to transform what public safety and justice look like for the next four years and beyond.
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…
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.
We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.
Thanks to Ari Tanaka-Vasquez from Oakland Indie Alliance @oakindies and Jessie Nguyen from the REAL People’s Fund @realpeoplesfund for joining us to talk about the proposed progressive business tax in Oakland.
“For us to get people to say ‘actually my participation is going to make a difference’ – that is what is really exciting about this opportunity is that people now have another pathway to participate in a system that has previously locked us out and continues to create laws to keep us out.”
The REAL People’s Fund is a $10M community capital program offering equitable access to finance for small businesses in the historically disinvested East Bay community.
“We’ll see more grassroots candidates run more viable campaigns and see an increased turnout of low-propensity voters, those who have been left out will have a voice in Oakland,” suk said. “If it passes in Oakland, it can build a movement toward real campaign finance reform.”
Cat Brooks is joined by City Councilmember Carroll Fife, Pecolia Manigo , co-director of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network and member of the Reparations for Black Students Coalition, Maurice “André” San-Chez, teacher and hunger striker, and Oakland Rising’s Executive Director, liz suk.
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