“Are you ready to fight for people over profits?”

That’s the question that Assemblymember Rob Bonta posed to a crowd of over 300 community members at the Make It Fair Town Hall. Thank you to those of you who showed up to learn more about how we can close the funding gaps for important services ranging from our public schools and libraries to healthcare and affordable housing. Every year, California is missing out on over $9 Billion in revenue due to old loopholes that allow corporations to pay unusually low taxes on their properties. 

It’s time we Make It Fair. [Read more about the town hall in this East Bay Express article.]

For the past 7 years, Oakland Rising – in partnership with dozens of other California Calls groups around the state – has been educating and mobilizing voters in preparation for reform to California’s current corporate property tax law. This October our campaign team will head into the flatlands of East and West Oakland again to speak with more voters about the opportunity to fund the critical services that we need to thrive by saying “No!” to handouts to corporations like Chevron and Disneyland.

The 2018 elections are our opportunity to put our communities first and let corporations know that we demand that they pay their fair share in taxes. We can’t pass up the chance to reinvest in our schools, healthcare, affordable housing, services for youth and seniors, parks, and other programs from which we all – especially our most historically marginalized community members – benefit.

For too long, corporate interests have been prioritized above those of our communities. All we need to do is look around many of our neighborhoods at the nonstop development of luxury condos while our homeless population skyrockets. Enough is enough. We hope you will join us in volunteering on Saturday October 28 and/or November 4 to help us Make It Fair!




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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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