Now Hiring: Illustrator
We are looking for an illustrator to create a series of illustrations for three political education campaigns!
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.
Now Hiring: Political Director
We are looking for a seasoned individual with senior experience and a background in political campaigns who will direct our program operations and strategy.
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.
03.20.23 Monday Meals: The Power of Small Businesses
We talked with Adrionna Fike, a marketer serving Black farmers and former worker/owner of Mandela Grocery Cooperative, and Jameelah Lane, CEO of Melan-AID and cofounder/ worker owner of the DEEP, about the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and the REAL People’s Fund 3 Part Build Better series! Learn more about the power of small businesses, the needs of our local small business community, and more!
Monday Meals 03.13.23 Monday Meals: The Fight for Public Education
Hilaria Barajas-Barragan, 3rd Grade Spanish Teacher at International Community School and OEA Bargaining Rep., and James Barbuto, Social Science Teacher at Skyline High School and OEA Site Rep. & OEA Bargaining Rep. joined us this Monday Meals to talk about how we can support Oakland educators and students. Tune in to learn more about the Oakland Education Association rally and their demands for safe, stable, and racially just Oakland schools, and more!
Stand with Oakland Educators this Wednesday 3/15
Oakland educators are currently in the midst of negotiations with Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to secure funding that will improve working conditions for teachers and create better learning conditions for students. The ultimate goal is to provide every...
Civil Rights Groups Heartbroken and Enraged at Fourth Life Lost at Santa Rita Jail in Six weeks
“We know, and it has been proven, that throwing more money and resources at Santa Rita Jail and ACSO is not a solution. The only solution is to divest from the ACSO and SRJ and put those resources back into the community. People deserve to be met with social services, affirming care, and support.”
KTVU.COM: 4th person to die at Santa Rita Jail in 6 weeks
“We are heartbroken and enraged to hear of yet another death related to Santa Rita Jail, the deadliest place in Alameda County,” the groups said in a statement. “For years, advocates have called out the level of abuse, neglect, death, and cruel punishment inside Santa Rita Jail. We have stood alongside families who have lost loved ones at the hands of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office and called for transparency, diversion, and accountability — yet these calls have been met with silence.”
Civil Rights Groups Applaud Alameda County District Attorney’s Directive to Limit Use of Sentence Enhancements
“Sentence enhancements shift local & state funds away from desperately needed community services and put significant financial burdens on taxpayers and families statewide—each additional year in prison costs over $106,131 per person. The Alameda County District Attorney’s guidance will save the county money and allow for reinvestments in community resources, housing, education, healthcare, and more.”
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