2022 General Election

The statewide general election is Tuesday, November 8. Learn more about the measures we endorse that will create a fair playing field for all Oaklanders.

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.

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?

07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

07.25.22 Monday Meals: Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

At this Monday Meals, we had City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas and City Councilmember Dan Kalb join us to talk about the Oakland Fair Elections Act and Invest in Our Oakland Act + affordable housing measures on the November ballot....

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Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Oakland Ballot Measures to Watch

Watch our Community Info Session recording to learn more about two important measures on the November ballot that will help build political power in the flatlands and generate resources for important community services and programs for years to come. Learn...

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BOLTSMAG.ORG: In California Cities, a New Frontier for Public Financing of Elections

BOLTSMAG.ORG: In California Cities, a New Frontier for Public Financing of Elections

On Monday night, the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to place a democracy vouchers referendum on the city’s November ballot, with all six council members present voting aye. If Oakland voters approve the measure, a new Democracy Dollars program would provide four $25 vouchers for every Oakland voter to donate to eligible city and school board candidates starting in 2024. The referendum on the November ballot also includes other provisions meant to improve campaign finance in the city, including lower campaign contribution limits and new donor disclosure requirements 

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Bold Ballot Measure to Reform Oakland Elections Qualifies for November Ballot

Bold Ballot Measure to Reform Oakland Elections Qualifies for November Ballot

“Oaklanders deserve a local government where our representatives represent all of us — where candidates and elected officials can focus on what our communities need, not what big-money donors and special interests want. If we want to see change on issues like affordable housing, community safety, and quality schools, we need more transparency about the outside groups that are spending millions to influence our elections and we need a more responsive city government,” says liz suk, Executive Director, Oakland Rising.

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