2022 General Election

The statewide general election is Tuesday, November 8. Learn more about the measures we endorse that will create a fair playing field for all Oaklanders.

Fair Elections Oakland

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

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?

09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

09.19.22 Monday Meals: Ranked-Choice Voting in Oakland

Learn how to use RCV when you vote in the General Elections. This year you may now rank your top 5 choices (previously top 3) for local seats including mayor, city council and school board. RCV allows you to choose the top five candidates who most align with your values, and allows voters to elect someone who garnered the overall support of the majority of voters – all while avoiding expensive primary elections.

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09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

09.12.22 Monday Meals: Live from the Picket Line

Kaiser Permanente mental health workers are entering their 5th week of an open-ended strike, making history as the longest mental health strike in U.S. history. We stand in solidarity with caregivers as they invest time and lost wages to demand systemic change and...

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BOLTSMAG.ORG: In California Cities, a New Frontier for Public Financing of Elections

BOLTSMAG.ORG: In California Cities, a New Frontier for Public Financing of Elections

On Monday night, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to place a democracy vouchers referendum on the city’s November ballot, with all six council members present voting aye. If Oakland voters approve the measure, a new Democracy Dollars program would provide four $25 vouchers for every Oakland voter to donate to eligible city and school board candidates starting in 2024. The referendum on the November ballot also includes other provisions meant to improve campaign finance in the city, including lower campaign contribution limits and new donor disclosure requirements 

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