Who We Are

Oakland Rising (a fiscally sponsored project of Center for Empowered Politics Education Fund) is a 15-year old collaboration of Oakland-based social justice organizations that have a long-term, shared vision for building progressive political power in Oakland. We are committed to building a powerful forward-thinking electorate rooted in low-income, immigrant and communities of color, exercising and expanding our political influence to advance a set of progressive values and policies, aligning our organizations and coordinating with other progressive forces to realize and sustain a progressive vision for Oakland. Oakland Rising is a collaboration between the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Bend the Arc, Causa Justa::Just Cause, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Parent Voices Oakland, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, and St Mary’s Center.

Our current work focuses on three major goals through which we are developing critical and key pieces of infrastructure necessary to build progressive power in Oakland:

  1.  Build a permanent political/electoral infrastructure;
  2.  Exercise and expand political influence; and
  3.  Align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces.

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    570 14th Street, Suite 1
    Oakland, CA 94612

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