Our Executive Director, Jessamyn Sabbag, is announcing her transition from Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of the calendar year. We thank Jessamyn for her 12 years of service to Oakland – her dedication to building up our local progressive leadership and power, as well as her commitment to fighting for racial, economic and environmental justice for the flatlands of Oakland.
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. The Administration and City Council have committed to a 50% (~$150 million) decrease in Oakland Police Department (OPD)’s budget in the next year.
The Coalition released a survey to capture the community’s thoughts on priority areas of police operations that should be defunded, community programs and services that should be re-funded, and “Reimagining Public Safety” Task Force leadership. Thanks to everyone who participated in the community-led and informed Defund OPD survey, our coalition gathered almost 2,000 responses on what a funded Oakland can look like.
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.
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.
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…
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Dear Friends,With my hands and heart trembling with excitement and tenderness, I am writing to share that I am transitioning out of my role as Executive Director of Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of this calendar year. It has been my deepest honor...
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