Welcoming Our New Political Director, Pecolia Manigo!
We are thrilled to welcome Pecolia Manigo, a remarkable organizer and authentic leader, as our new Political Director!
A Love Letter to Oakland
Our Executive Director, liz suk, announces her transition out of Oakland Rising with a beautiful poem and essay.
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.
Measure W - Oakland Fair Elections Act
Let’s create an Oakland where our local electeds are more accountable to the community!
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.
06.05.23 Monday Meals: The City Budget and Violence Prevention
What does investing in community safety really look like? Dr. Frankie Ramos and Xochtil Larios from our partner, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, joined us to break down Mayor Thao’s proposed budget which increases funding for policing while divesting from community programs and services that we know provide real safety in our neighborhoods.
A Love Letter to Oakland
With my heart wide open full of gratitude and love for the Town that raised me and is currently raising my kids, I am announcing my transition out of my role as Executive Director of Oakland Rising and Oakland Rising Action at the end of December 2023. I stepped into this role with a three-year personal benchmark and a five-year vision for the organization. With vision and guidance from our collaborative partners, allies, family, friends, and community, I set internal and external goals for the organization. I believe I leave the organization strong and in very capable and dedicated hands.
OUSD Special Election + Strike Results Debrief
At a time when Oakland is facing its most significant budget deficit in history, this special election poses a significant financial burden to families and taxpayers. The district funds should be prioritizing the needs of our students, such as supporting teachers, counselors, and librarians, rather than wasted on an unnecessary election. We demand a school board that delivers quality education without any further delays – leaving the seat vacant for almost a year is simply unacceptable.
SLUDGE.COM: Oakland Community Groups Call to Fund ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program
“We know that we’re in a city up against some major issues like housing and homelessness. The streets and infrastructure in the city haven’t been taken care of by previous administrations. In order to have those in place, we need elected officials in office who are really willing to listen to the community, and democracy dollars was going to be the program that would help us.”
Oakland Community Leaders Unite in Support of a “People’s Budget” That Invests in Real Community Safety
Broad “People’s Budget” coalition demands investment in housing, arts, jobs, youth programs, and violence prevention instead of proposed increase in police spending. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACTS: Lance Wilson, (341) 203-0888, [email protected] ...
Social Justice coalition commends DA Price for progress on the People’s 100-day Agenda
“This is the boldest policy in the country that seeks to end excessive punishment and incarceration. Research has shown time and again that prolonged incarceration does not improve public safety, and actually increases recidivism. This policy seeks to end racist sentencing enhancements that have been applied almost exclusively to Black and Brown people” ” said Yoel Haile, Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the ACLU of Northern California.
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