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?

07.08 Monday Meals: Building Core Leaders

07.08 Monday Meals: Building Core Leaders

“How are we actually building consistent power? How are we building consistent leaders and changemakers in our community? That is at the core of having an integrated voter engagement strategy in our work. These are people who know us, who trust us and are ready to take action with us.” -Cynthia Morfin, IVE Manager

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OPP + Townie Awards 2024: Townie of the Year

OPP + Townie Awards 2024: Townie of the Year

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. We support families surviving police terror in their fight for justice, documenting police abuses and connecting impacted families and community members with resources, legal referrals, and opportunities for healing. APTP began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee.

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OPP + Townie Awards 2024: Townie of the Year

OPP + Townie Awards 2024: Townie of the Year

Urban Peace Movement (UPM) builds youth leadership in Oakland to transform the culture and social conditions that lead to community violence & mass incarceration in communities of color. UPM’s model of “Healing-Centered Youth Organizing” supports young people to feel self-confident & hopeful while empowering them to work for healing, social justice, and a brighter future for all!!

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Oaklandside: How Money Corrupts Oakland Politics Without Anyone Breaking the Law

Oaklandside: How Money Corrupts Oakland Politics Without Anyone Breaking the Law

“Between 2014 and 2018, half of the contributions to Oakland candidates came from people living outside of Oakland. Of the money that comes from within Oakland, donors are concentrated in Oakland’s wealthiest and whitest zip codes. Less than 1% of Oakland residents overall contribute money to local candidates running for local offices. “

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Oakland, CA 94612

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