2022 General Election

Check out our voter guide and vote by Tuesday, November 8.

Measure W - Oakland Fair Elections Act

Let’s create an Oakland where our local electeds are more accountable to the community!

Measure T - Invest In Our Oakland!

A new modern progressive business tax for Oakland

Alameda County District Attorney Race

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.

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?

11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

11.7.22 Monday Meals: Get Out The Vote!

“When I came to Oakland Rising, I really started to have a different understanding about electoral power and political power, and using the electoral system to build more people power. It is a way to talk to people about issues in a way that grassroots organizing takes many years. I’ve come to really appreciate electoral work because of that.”

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10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

10.24.22 Monday Meals: Getting Ballot Ready

Thank you Ndidi Love from East Bay Anti-Displacement Collective for joining us on Monday Meals to talk about the how, where, when, why to vote. As Ndidi shared, “I always knew that my vote was the vote for my family’s subsistence and keeping that legacy alive. My mother did things to ensure that we can vote as Black people and Black women. And, so, I have to keep those things going.”

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Voters overwhelmingly approved Measure W in Oakland today, signaling a desire for a more participatory, responsive, and accountable local democracy. With anti-democratic forces on the march around the nation, Oakland is pushing back. Measure W creates a Democracy Dollars program to revolutionize campaign financing for local elections. It will enable all eligible Oaklanders to receive four $25 vouchers to support local political candidates of their choice, making every household a potential donor household and bringing power back to the people.

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An Oakland Ballot Initiative That Could Inspire The Nation

An Oakland Ballot Initiative That Could Inspire The Nation

“Measure W is a way that local leaders and local organizations – like CA Common Cause and Oakland Rising – can begin to show people that leadership begins at the grassroots level. We are going to build a better democracy in our city and we’re going to build from there.”

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