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…
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.
We connect progressive organizations and activists, community members, leaders, labor and faith-based institutions to Oakland’s progressive political electoral and movement building work.
Today, OR’s Executive Director, liz suk, spoke with Oakland Rising’s New Deputy Director Jon Bean. We got to learn about the vision he has for the org and what brought him back to us. Join our canvassing and phone banking volunteer days by going...
Oakland Rising is working with allies including Common Cause and Bay Rising as part of the Bay Area Political Equality Collaborative to educate and mobilize voters in support of bringing campaign finance reform to Oakland in the form of Democracy Dollars. Such voucher...
Right now we need to raise an additional $15,000 by November 16 so we can immediately expand our programs and build power for the coming election year. Will you step up and help us reach our goal?
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.”
Violent attacks have left some residents demanding increased police presence. But others say it sends the wrong message about the actual public safety needs of the neighborhood, and that it pits the Asian community against other communities of color. Reporting from...
Community Advocates Demand City Council Protect Community Oversight in the Development & Implementation of MACRO—Despite Attempts to Silence Community Experts
On Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 1:30PM PST the Oakland City Council’s Public Safety Committee will be determining if Oakland residents get a voice in the development and implementation of the City’s non-police response service, the Mobile Assistance Community Responders of Oakland (MACRO).
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