Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards

Celebrate and honor our local social justice leaders Thursday, June 23rd from 5 to 8PM at the Black Cultural Zone – Liberation Park!

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?

6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

6/13/22 Monday Meals: Primary Election Results

Jon Bean and liz suk covered preliminary election results for the June 7th Primary. They discussed the implications for several seats and which seats might need to go to the November General Election to be decided.

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From the Doors to the Ballot Box

From the Doors to the Ballot Box

Thank you to our Election Day volunteers and our outreach team for their daily work at the doors and over the phone to educate and mobilize voters to the ballot box. This spring, we held conversations with 1,120 new or unlikely voters in Oakland. As mail-in-ballots...

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6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

6/6/22 Monday Meals: Civics 101 GOTV

Find out what is at stake this election, and learn about the role of the public officials who we have the power to elect – District Attorney, Sheriff, Coroner, Board of Supervisors and others. Their choices, policies, and budgets impact us daily.

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Supporting Democracy Dollars Is a Powerful Way Funders Can Protect Local Elections

Supporting Democracy Dollars Is a Powerful Way Funders Can Protect Local Elections

So what can be done to reduce the influence of big money and shift power back to the people? The Fair Elections Oakland coalition, composed of grassroots power-building organizations and long-time democracy reform experts, feels it has found an answer in “Democracy Dollars.”….a model of public financing of elections that has been piloted in Seattle since 2017.

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Oakland, CA 94612

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