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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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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.

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We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.

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11.22.21 Monday Meals: Kaiser Strikes

11.22.21 Monday Meals: Kaiser Strikes

Jessica Dominguez from National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) and Keith Brown from Alameda Labor Council and Oakland Education Association joined liz suk today to talk about the contract negotiations and strikes currently happening at Kaiser Permanent....

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11.08.21 Monday Meals: We Are California

11.08.21 Monday Meals: We Are California

Victor Suarez from California Calls and liz suk discuss the We Are California political power building project. Learn how we’re building power locally and across the state so that we can win bigger in 2022 and beyond. If you believe that returning to the way things...

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San Francisco Chronicle – Oakland Chinatown’s rising violence: Is more police the solution?

San Francisco Chronicle – Oakland Chinatown’s rising violence: Is more police the solution?

The CHP began patrolling Oakland streets Sept. 12. That’s in addition to the increased police presence in Chinatown….But Oakland resident and community organizer Liz Suk says that presence sends the wrong message about the community’s needs because it “centers the criminal justice system as a legitimate one. And it is not legitimate because it is a system that targets certain people, particularly black and brown folks, communities of color and immigrant folks as criminal.”

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