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Our Town, Our Budget: What Does Public Safety Really Look Like?



Mayor Quan released her proposed 2013-2015 city budget earlier this week, on Wednesday, April 17th.  Over the next couple of months, Oakland residents and our elected representatives must work to provide input, present alternative proposals, and pass a balanced budget by June 30th, 2013.


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City Budget Process

The budget process is the formal way that the City establishes its goals, program priorities, and service levels for the next two years, and identifies the funds needed to achieve them. Essentially, it is a process through which policies are made, programs are articulated, and resources are identified in order to put them into effect...

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Tipping Point on Props 30 and 32


Oakland Rising and our partners around the state were the margin of victory for both...

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What Oakland's Most Crucial Issue?

St. Mary's Center

The most crucial issue facing Oakland today is our disconnect from one another.  When we see ourselves as contrast, our city...

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Learn more about the Family Independence Initiative!

 "The Family Independence Initiative is a national center for innovating and testing approaches to economic and social mobility that strengthen social networks, respond to initiative, and respect lowincome families’ ability to lead their own lives". For more information contact: Paola Hernandez,...

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Know Your Elected Official's Contact Information!


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Contact Information for Elected Officials

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Human Rights Day 2012


Desde el pueblo de Oakland al pueblo Boliviano.

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Oakland Rising is seeking an experienced Field Director

Oakland Rising is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working Field Director to direct our collective civic participation activities. The ideal candidate will have working knowledge and experience with electoral organizing and a commitment to social justice and equity for low-income, immigrant and communities of color.

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Fall 2012 Voter Guide



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Bring a Neighbor to the Polls

 As we all know, the upcoming election on Nov. 6th will impact communities across California. If we work together we can inspire and change the course of our future. With that in mind, Oakland Rising is calling election day, "Bring a neighbor to the polls day." We are committed to turning out thousands of low-income, immigrant...

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