Now Hiring: Outreach Workers

We’re looking for people to join our exciting campaign advancing economic, racial, and environmental justice in East Oakland!

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.

Change the Future of Oakland, One Neighborly Conversation at a Time

Are you ready to build political power in the heart of East and West Oakland? Oakland Rising, a collective of justice organizations, is seeking dedicated individuals like you to join our volunteer force!

15th Anniversary & Farewell to liz suk!

Mark your calendars for Friday, December 8th and party with us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary! 

Now Hiring: Executive Director

Oakland Rising seeks an Executive Director with a proven track record of winning elections, ballot measures, and leading organizing and policy campaigns to advance progressive political power in Oakland.

What's in Store for 2023?

This year Oakland Rising celebrates 15 years of political power building for and with BIPOC, immigrant, low-income, and formerly-incarcerated flatland residents.

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?

10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

This Monday Meals we had our very own Pecolia Manigo, OR Political Director and Vernetta Woods, OR IVE Team Leader share about our Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP), focused on hearing from Oakland flatland voters on how they are being impacted by rising costs of living, along with education on how recalls are being used to undermine our democracy.

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Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

This week marks our official campaign launch! We’re on a mission to transform Oakland and Alameda County into a more inclusive and transparent city and county by building up our people power! We envision a future where our neighbors in East and West Oakland, as well as in unincorporated and south Alameda County, have an affordable place to call home, schools that provide quality education, and programs and services that serve our community’s needs. We’re reaching out to low-turnout voters and engaging them in the political process to help create a more inclusive democracy, led by communities who have historically been left out of the decision-making process.

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09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

Thank you Isaiah Toney with East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) and Savannah Hunter with UC Berkeley Labor Center for joining and sharing about the State of Working East Bay 2015-2019 report. We talked about the ways working class people carry the burden of our economies by being paid low wages and paying high cost of living. We looked at some data and talked about the false narrative about grifting lazy renters and who works hard.

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