In our current national political climate, the word “resistance” is becoming synonymous with 2017. Here in California, and especially in Oakland, we are calling for resistance, protection and advancement…leading the way as we introduce policies to provide not only safety nets but also advance bold policies like the sanctuary state and single payer health care bills. While we pushback against a national agenda that undermines the humanity of our people, we also present a platform to move us forward.

Every year Oakland Rising releases our Vision, Issues and Policy Platform, a collection of the policies that we and our nine partner organizations prioritize to advance racial, economic and environmental justice. From enforcing the renters’ protection ballot measure that we helped pass in November 2016 to reforming property taxes for corporations to overhauling the cash bail system, our collaborative’s priorities provide protections and innovations to the most impacted members of our community. 

As we work to advance these policies, our actions thus far have included talking with thousands of voters, attending a legislative committee hearing, hosting a delegation meeting with Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and more.

Check out the 2017 Vision, Issues and Policy Platform to learn how we resist, protect and advance in this political moment.




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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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