“I think for a lot of people it’s easier to frame the narrative that Oakland is dangerous instead of framing it as people having needs that are not being met. We have to extract the different things that we see – that comes with understanding the landscape and the power map of everything, and what the budget can really do for us.” -Jess Inson

Oakland Rising’s Pecolia Manigo spoke with Ricky Govan, our new Interim Communications Director, along with Jess Inson, our Lead Organizing Fellow with Bay Rising. Watch to learn more around the work they will be doing on telling the story of real Oaklanders, organizing around the budget deficit, corporations paying their fair share in taxes, and how we can fund the things we care about and that keep us safe.