What is a recall?

A recall is an election process that removes elected officials from their positions before they complete their term. It is not like other democratic procedures because it does not require the support of the majority of voters. It also results in an additional or “special” election to take place.

Know Your District Attorney!

Check out our zine to learn more about the role and the power of the Alameda County District Attorney! 

Stop the Taxpayer Deception Act and Protect Local Services

This general election, the corporate empire is striking back at the progress voters have made in the last 20+ years – by putting a new deceptive measure on the ballot this November.

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?

Stop the Taxpayer Deception Act and Protect Local Services

Stop the Taxpayer Deception Act and Protect Local Services

Real estate developers, corporate landlords, and big business are once again working to dupe California voters into letting them off the hook from paying their fair share of taxes. Californians are already fighting a corporate agenda on every front. From budget cuts...

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03.04.24 Monday Meals: GOTV

03.04.24 Monday Meals: GOTV

“An informed voter is an important voter. It’s not enough to just say “I’m gonna vote.” – what does it mean to actually be informed on key issues and policies?” – Saabir Lockett, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy

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