We and our collaborative partners 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 believe we can erase the racial, economic, political, environmental and educational inequities that have created barriers between us, and find collective strength in our city’s diversity. We know that Oakland can reach its full potential when residents of any neighborhood, students of any school, riders of any bus can help lead our city into the future. We believe that this vision is possible, and that we will achieve it one vote, one meeting, one march at a time.

Every year Oakland Rising releases our Vision, Issues and Policy Platform, a collection of the policies that we and our nine partner organizations prioritize to advance racial, economic and environmental justice.

From expanding rent control protections to reforming property taxes for corporations to overhauling the cash bail system, our collaborative’s priorities provide protections and innovations to the most impacted members of our community. As we work to advance these policies, our actions thus far have included talking with thousands of voters, co-hosting town hall meetings, educating and mobilizing youth voters, and more.

Check out the 2018 Vision, Issues and Policy Platform to learn how we resist, protect and advance in this political moment.




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