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We’re looking for people to join our exciting campaign advancing economic, racial, and environmental justice in East and West Oakland. We are building a team of social justice advocates to inform and mobilize thousands of voters via phone banking, texting, and door-to-door contact. 

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.

Oakland Redistricting

New map incorporates our communities’ feedback and ensures strengthened representation for our Black, Latine, and API communities!

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?

4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

4/25/22 Monday Meals: Supporting Small Business

Thanks to Ari Tanaka-Vasquez from Oakland Indie Alliance @oakindies and Jessie Nguyen from the REAL People’s Fund @realpeoplesfund for joining us to talk about the proposed progressive business tax in Oakland.

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4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

4/18/22 Monday Meals: Fair Elections Oakland

“For us to get people to say ‘actually my participation is going to make a difference’ – that is what is really exciting about this opportunity is that people now have another pathway to participate in a system that has previously locked us out and continues to create laws to keep us out.”

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94.1 KPFA UpFront: OUSD School Closures

94.1 KPFA UpFront: OUSD School Closures

Cat Brooks is joined by City Councilmember Carroll Fife, Pecolia Manigo , co-director of Bay Area Parent Leadership Action Network and member of the Reparations for Black Students Coalition, Maurice “André” San-Chez, teacher and hunger striker, and Oakland Rising’s Executive Director, liz suk.

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Oakland, CA 94612

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