Oakland Rising Blog

Steps Closer Towards Increased School Funding

We're one step closer towards securing the resources we all need for thriving schools and community services like healthcare, affordable housing, and libraries. Signature gathering to qualify the initiative begins this fall. Sign up to support this effort!

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Using Tech to Build Community Power

With the ongoing attacks to our immigrant and Black and Brown communities, it’s now more important than ever that our movement increases our technical capacity. We need to fight back at the ballot during the upcoming Presidential-election year, ensure safe and full participation in the upcoming census, and lift up community-led solutions...

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Drawing the Line in Favor of Fair Representation

We soon have the opportunity to increase community voice in Oakland, Sacramento and D.C. – but, if we let the chance pass us by, we could see a loss of representation for those most marginalized. The way district lines are drawn affects how politicians represent constituents’ interests. When communities are held together, we have a...

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Some Warriors Stay in Oakland to Help Us Thrive

It hurts to lose our beloved basketball team, but we know that with dedication and passion, anyone among us has the potential to help our communities rise. Join us as we celebrate and honor a true Social Justice Warrior among us - Alma Blackwell.

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Reem's: Nourishing the People's Movement

Enjoy Reem's award-winning food on June 20 as they receive the Local Business Townie Award! Reem's fuels the People's movement with more than just their award-winning Arab street food. Their business model leads with economic justice principles, helping to create a thriving community.

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Call to Fund a People's Budget!

The City of Oakland's budget needs to address our biggest issues including housing and homelessness, crumbling streets and too many low-wage jobs. Call your Councilmember today to stop the Mayor's budget which would spend the majority of our money (the general purpose fund) on police and police overtime.

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Working to End Police Militarization

We are proud to honor Stop Urban Shield with the Volunteer Townie of the Year Award on June 20. Through years of organizing resulting in victory, Stop Urban Shield struck a massive blow to police militarization in the Bay Area and beyond.

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The 2019 Townie of the Year Goes to...

Come out to party with us on June 20 at the Oakland Progressives Party + Townie Awards as we recognize the critical work of OEA to defend schools where all young people can thrive.

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Let's Get Our Collective House in Order

Our spring campaign aims to bring our budget into alignment with our values by holding the richest corporations in California and Alameda County's Sheriff Ahern accountable for the neglect and harm they're piling on our communities.

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Partner Portal: Integrating Data across Our Collaborative

To move people up the ladder of civic engagement, our movement needs technology that effectively reaches voters and other residents, tracks their involvement, and analyzes the results. Currently, each...

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