Oakland Rising and our collaborative partners hosted our post-election issues briefing with elected officials on December 14, 2018 at City Hall.

Representatives or their staff from local, county, state and federal offices with jurisdiction in Oakland attended to hear policy experts from East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, Causa Justa::Just Cause, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and St. Mary’s Center present on:

  • Good Jobs
  • Environmental Justice and Healthy Housing
  • Housing Justice and Land Use
  • Justice Reform and Reinvestment
  • Civil Liberties and Immigration in a Freedom City
  • Decriminalizing the Poor and Vulnerable

The briefing not only provided elected officials with social justice-oriented policy frameworks around key issues in Oakland, but also identified areas for potential collaboration. Our member-based partners shared clear visions for what our communities need to address these issues. And, by outlining our expectations, we hope to improve accountability between electeds and our collaborative.

While our newly elected City Councilmembers all attended, we lost the attendance of seated Councilmembers and other elected City officials due to an emergency City Council meeting. We will be meeting one-on-one in January with those electeds to convey our priorities for 2019.




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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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