This November Oakland Rising is striving to make major progress on huge issues impacting our daily lives – from protecting renters to funding our schools to reforming the broken criminal justice system. As the media continues to make a spectacle of the elections by focusing on the theatrics of the presidential race, many of us end up feeling turned off and disengaged from the election. But we know that there are exciting local and state ballot measures that are too important not to focus on – that’s why this past week we launched our BIGGEST campaign yet!

We’ll be contacting 20,988 Oakland voters to ensure we pass transformative policies for our communities. This is Oakland’s largest campaign. Our 44 person-strong outreach team will be knocking on doors and calling voters to make sure folks know the importance of voting on November 8th. We’re talking to voters about 4 game-changing issues:

  • Measure JJ – Protect Oakland Renters!
  • Prop 55 – Tax the 1% to Fund Education & Healthcare
  • Prop 57 – Reform the Broken Parole & Juvenile Justice Systems
  • Prop 56 – Tax Cigarettes & Pay for Healthcare

It’s going to take voters coming out in full force to create these changes. Please pitch in by volunteering or donating to our efforts.




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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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Oakland Rising is a project from our hearts for the people of Oakland. Thank you for your contribution!