Partner Organizations

As a collaborative of nine racial, economic and environmental justice groups, we collectively we hold relationships with Oakland’s Black, Latinx, Chinese, Jewish, Labor, immigrant, senior, parent, youth, environmental and criminal justice activists and organizations. As a united progressive force utilizing a co-governance model, we can take on bigger fights and more intersectional issues, and turn out 100s of volunteers to support our civic engagement efforts.

Asian Pacific Environmental Network unites a collective voice to develop an alternative agenda for environmental, social and economic justice, building a progressive base in low-income Asian communities. Significant policy gains include Oakland’s Climate Action Plan.

Causa Justa :: Just Cause challenges displacement and gentrification by growing coalitions and campaigns that confront corporate development with strategic community demands that serve the people. CJJC invests in the leadership of working class Black and Latino families to build community power that ensures long-term economic, racial and gender equity. Recent victories include the Protect Oakland Renters Act – Measure JJ.

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice disrupts cycles of violence and poverty which impact youth by taking a restorative justice approach. CURYJ leadership helped stop gang injunctions in Oakland.

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy provides leadership on economic justice issues as Oakland’s premier community-labor institutional alliance. EBASE collaborates on winning campaigns such as the minimum wage increase and Oakland army base jobs policy.

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. Past victories include securing millions more dollars for reentry programs and services with allies for Jobs Not Jails in Alameda County, and stopping the construction of a Super Jail for youth in Alameda County.

Mujeres Unidas Y Activas uses activism to strengthen Latina immigrants and defend immigrants’ rights and social justice. MUA helps 100’s of women escape domestic violence, become strong leaders and take an active role in the movement for immigrants’ rights and social justice.

Parent Voices Oakland fights for affordable and accessible child care for all families. They successfully advocated for $265 million to expand access to childcare vouchers and preschools, and reimbursement rates for childcare providers.

St Mary’s Center works with low-income seniors, children and families, focusing on basic needs and policies so people have food, housing, education, health resources and community support. They provide a safe environment to nearly 3,000 people annually where learning, healing, recovery and self-empowerment happens.




570 14th Street, Suite 6
Oakland, CA 94612

Oakland Rising and our collaborative partners are united in our vision for a city that embodies health, happiness, safety, and equal opportunities for all. Our goal is to create a model of progress and sustainability that showcases the possibilities for American cities in the 21st century. We are committed to dismantling the barriers of racial, economic, political, environmental, and educational inequities that have divided us, and instead, embracing the collective strength found in our city’s diversity. We firmly believe that Oakland can achieve its full potential when every resident, student, and bus rider has the ability to shape our city’s future. This vision is attainable and we are determined to realize it through our collective actions, whether it’s through voting, meetings, or call to actions.

Every year, we release a Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform (VIPP) which outlines the annual policies that we and our eight partner organizations prioritize in order to advance racial, economic, and environmental justice in the Town. Our collaborative’s agenda encompasses a range of critical initiatives, from expanding affordable housing to creating a more equitable democracy through campaign finance reforms. These priorities are designed to provide vital protections and innovative solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community. As we continue our efforts to promote these policies, we hold conversations with thousands of voters, lead and co-host impactful town hall meetings, educate and mobilize residents and voters, and undertake various other initiatives.

To gain a deeper understanding of our commitment to resist, protect, and advance in this political moment, we invite you to explore our 2023 Vision, Issues, and Policy Platform. Together, we are making strides towards a more equitable and just Oakland, and we remain steadfast in our pursuit of change, one vote, one meeting, one march at a time.

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