November 2010

Oakland Rising's 2nd Annual House Party and Fundraiser

On Sunday, November 7th, we celebrated our work and vision for a better Oakland with dedicated supporters and new friends, at the home of Arnold & Karen Perkins. Thank you to our donors,  whose ongoing commitment and generous contributions enable us to build a progressive and forward thinking governing majority that realizes our shared dreams of health, happiness, safety and opportunity for all Oaklanders. Check out photos of the event on our Facebook page. Read more »

Our Heartfelt Gratitude

To everyone who came out and knocked doors with us or made a donation over the last 6 weeks,WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU! Read more »

Meet an Oakland Rising Star

I remember the first time I saw Dayna Williams – wearing a business suit, portfolio in hand, sitting front and center at a group interview for Oakland Rising’s Census campaign. After a great interview, the East Oakland native and formerly incarcerated single mom of two brilliant teenagers, was hired on to our field team.

At the end of the Census campaign, I immediately asked Dayna if she would consider being Team Leader for our next campaign. Read more »

Oakland Rising Wins Prop 23 (No) and Prop 25 (Yes)

Three weeks ago we completed our 4th campaign of the year with big wins on Prop 23 (No) and Prop 25 (Yes), our biggest and best to date! Our team of 20 paid canvassers and 265 incredible volunteers talked to 13,585 voters over the course of 4 weeks, and 89% of them (12,057) supported our positions. This campaign was part of a larger statewide effort with the California Alliance to impact 12 regions of California to vote No on Prop 23, the Dirty Energy Initiative and Yes on Prop 25 to end budget gridlock. Together with our partners around the state, we talked to 174,084 “unlikely and occasional” voters mostly in low-income communities of color. 

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