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02.26.24 Monday Meals: We Are California

02.26.24 Monday Meals: We Are California

https://youtu.be/O0ZqAiS9TcE For our first Monday Meals of 2024, we had Pecolia Manigo, Political Director of Oakland Rising and Vernetta Woods, IVE Team Leader of Oakland Rising share about our crucial work with the We Are California campaign surveying Alameda County...

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Building Local Power!

Building Local Power!

Get ready to come to your door and answer your phone! With the Primary less than a month away, we are running a winter Civic Engagement Program to reach voters on the most pressing issues impacting our communities this year. Our mission is clear – to ensure that every resident of Oakland and Alameda County has access to affordable housing, quality education, and essential city services.

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2023 End-of-Year Highlights!

2023 End-of-Year Highlights!

2023 marked 15 years of Oakland Rising building a true progressive voice and a progressive political landscape in Oakland! And while neo-liberals and others have co-opted the word progressive, let’s be clear: we stand for community-led solutions that center racial, economic and environmental justice, and ALWAYS puts people before profit.

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A Huge THANK YOU to All Our Supporters!

A Huge THANK YOU to All Our Supporters!

We’re still buzzing from the incredible energy at our 15th Anniversary celebration earlier this month at 7th West. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made this an unforgettable night and one for the books! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Movement Friday DJ’s who helped make this event happen and dropped the heat on the dance floor.

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12.04.23 Monday Meals: Ceasefire

12.04.23 Monday Meals: Ceasefire

“It’s important that we see this as the issue of our day today. And I think we are seeing that across the world, which is why millions are marching every single day.”

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10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

This Monday Meals we had our very own Pecolia Manigo, OR Political Director and Vernetta Woods, OR IVE Team Leader share about our Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP), focused on hearing from Oakland flatland voters on how they are being impacted by rising costs of living, along with education on how recalls are being used to undermine our democracy.

read more
Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

This week marks our official campaign launch! We’re on a mission to transform Oakland and Alameda County into a more inclusive and transparent city and county by building up our people power! We envision a future where our neighbors in East and West Oakland, as well as in unincorporated and south Alameda County, have an affordable place to call home, schools that provide quality education, and programs and services that serve our community’s needs. We’re reaching out to low-turnout voters and engaging them in the political process to help create a more inclusive democracy, led by communities who have historically been left out of the decision-making process.

read more
09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

Thank you Isaiah Toney with East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) and Savannah Hunter with UC Berkeley Labor Center for joining and sharing about the State of Working East Bay 2015-2019 report. We talked about the ways working class people carry the burden of our economies by being paid low wages and paying high cost of living. We looked at some data and talked about the false narrative about grifting lazy renters and who works hard.

read more
09.11.23 Monday Meals: Oakland Talking Transition Project

09.11.23 Monday Meals: Oakland Talking Transition Project

Thank you Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Oakland Deputy Mayor, for joining us to share about the Talking Transitions Project survey. Learn more about the project and fill out the survey here.

We need as many Oakland residents living the flatlands to share and fill out the survey. The results will directly inform and impact the types of services the city will provide in Housing and Homelessness, Economic Opportunity, and Public Safety. Watch to learn more.

read more
08.28.23 Monday Meals – AB280: The California Mandela Act on Solitary Confinement

08.28.23 Monday Meals – AB280: The California Mandela Act on Solitary Confinement

Thank you to Hakim Owen, Underground Scholars Policy Fellow, who joined us to talk about AB 280 the CA Mandela Act. Mercury in Retrograde was messing with our tech but hopefully you can listen in to the deep and rich conversation to learn more about how the prison system is another form of slavery and how solitary confinement is inhumane and how this legislation is trying to change that system. Email [email protected] to learn more info about some upcoming events including a lobby day in Sacramento.

read more
02.26.24 Monday Meals: We Are California

02.26.24 Monday Meals: We Are California

https://youtu.be/O0ZqAiS9TcE For our first Monday Meals of 2024, we had Pecolia Manigo, Political Director of Oakland Rising and Vernetta Woods, IVE Team Leader of Oakland Rising share about our crucial work with the We Are California campaign surveying Alameda County...

read more
Building Local Power!

Building Local Power!

Get ready to come to your door and answer your phone! With the Primary less than a month away, we are running a winter Civic Engagement Program to reach voters on the most pressing issues impacting our communities this year. Our mission is clear – to ensure that every resident of Oakland and Alameda County has access to affordable housing, quality education, and essential city services.

read more
2023 End-of-Year Highlights!

2023 End-of-Year Highlights!

2023 marked 15 years of Oakland Rising building a true progressive voice and a progressive political landscape in Oakland! And while neo-liberals and others have co-opted the word progressive, let’s be clear: we stand for community-led solutions that center racial, economic and environmental justice, and ALWAYS puts people before profit.

read more
A Huge THANK YOU to All Our Supporters!

A Huge THANK YOU to All Our Supporters!

We’re still buzzing from the incredible energy at our 15th Anniversary celebration earlier this month at 7th West. Thank you to everyone who joined us and made this an unforgettable night and one for the books! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Movement Friday DJ’s who helped make this event happen and dropped the heat on the dance floor.

read more
12.04.23 Monday Meals: Ceasefire

12.04.23 Monday Meals: Ceasefire

“It’s important that we see this as the issue of our day today. And I think we are seeing that across the world, which is why millions are marching every single day.”

read more
10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

10.30.23 Monday Meals: Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP)

This Monday Meals we had our very own Pecolia Manigo, OR Political Director and Vernetta Woods, OR IVE Team Leader share about our Fall Civic Engagement Program (CEP), focused on hearing from Oakland flatland voters on how they are being impacted by rising costs of living, along with education on how recalls are being used to undermine our democracy.

read more
Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

Our Fall 2023 Campaign Begins Now

This week marks our official campaign launch! We’re on a mission to transform Oakland and Alameda County into a more inclusive and transparent city and county by building up our people power! We envision a future where our neighbors in East and West Oakland, as well as in unincorporated and south Alameda County, have an affordable place to call home, schools that provide quality education, and programs and services that serve our community’s needs. We’re reaching out to low-turnout voters and engaging them in the political process to help create a more inclusive democracy, led by communities who have historically been left out of the decision-making process.

read more
09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

09.25.23 Monday Meals: State of Working East Bay Report

Thank you Isaiah Toney with East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) and Savannah Hunter with UC Berkeley Labor Center for joining and sharing about the State of Working East Bay 2015-2019 report. We talked about the ways working class people carry the burden of our economies by being paid low wages and paying high cost of living. We looked at some data and talked about the false narrative about grifting lazy renters and who works hard.

read more
09.11.23 Monday Meals: Oakland Talking Transition Project

09.11.23 Monday Meals: Oakland Talking Transition Project

Thank you Dr. Kimberly Mayfield, Oakland Deputy Mayor, for joining us to share about the Talking Transitions Project survey. Learn more about the project and fill out the survey here.

We need as many Oakland residents living the flatlands to share and fill out the survey. The results will directly inform and impact the types of services the city will provide in Housing and Homelessness, Economic Opportunity, and Public Safety. Watch to learn more.

read more
08.28.23 Monday Meals – AB280: The California Mandela Act on Solitary Confinement

08.28.23 Monday Meals – AB280: The California Mandela Act on Solitary Confinement

Thank you to Hakim Owen, Underground Scholars Policy Fellow, who joined us to talk about AB 280 the CA Mandela Act. Mercury in Retrograde was messing with our tech but hopefully you can listen in to the deep and rich conversation to learn more about how the prison system is another form of slavery and how solitary confinement is inhumane and how this legislation is trying to change that system. Email [email protected] to learn more info about some upcoming events including a lobby day in Sacramento.

read more

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