Coalition Demands

Join us in putting pressure on Alameda County and City of Oakland elected officials to roll back their militarized repression and defend Black lives! From Dujuan Armstrong to Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, help us say BLACK LIVES MATTER.


It is time to shift power and dollars away from police and incarceration and reinvest in the relief and resilience of The Town’s Black and Brown communities. This requires a cut of 50% to the OPD budget (~$150 Million) and reinvestment of every one of those dollars back into our communities.

Police Free Schools

The resolution, written by the Black Organizing Project, proposes to eliminate the department and its sworn officers entirely. It would also direct the Superintendent to use these funds for alternative restorative justice solutions to meet the needs of students and a community-driven process to create a safety District plan.

Schools and Communities First

California voters have the opportunity to bring in an extra $12 billion in annual revenue for schools, community programs, and city services to this upcoming November election.

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.

What’s New?

Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

Reimagining wellness and safety for our communities

We are all being asked to reimagine a new way to see the world - a world without police. A world where we don’t need to wake up in the morning and hear again how the police acted as prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of yet another Black person. We are being...

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#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

#PoliceFreeSchools create a circle of wellness for our children

The momentum is growing day by day. As we continue to demand justice for Black Lives and funding Black Futures and a full transformation from our country’s racist structure, we see beautiful victories sweeping the nation. Just recently, Minneapolis announced they have...

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