Bay Rising Action

2020 Endorsements Summary

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About Us

Bay Rising Action is a grassroots political fund that champions strong leaders representing our racial, economic, and environmental justice movements and builds the political power of working-class, immigrant, Black, Latinx, and Asian communities.

We would not have won the Chesa Boudin for SF District Attorney campaign without Bay Rising Action’s support.

Emily Lee
Director, SF Rising Action Fund

Bay Rising Action [is] a progressive action network that has worked tirelessly to lift up disenfranchised Californians and fight to empower communities of color and the working class.

Rafael Navar
Bernie 2020 CA State Director, founding member of Mijente

[Bay Rising Action does] a great job… helping to support and encourage that people power. The people power is what it’s all about.

Angela Normand
Alameda County Office of Education Trustee Angela Normand

There is an ecosystem of governance where you’ve got movement organizations, unions, faith organizations, and electeds united around a set of values and building a vision together.

Nikki Fortunato Bas
Oakland City Councilmember, District 2

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“People Hold the Power”: An Interview with Alameda County Office of Education Trustee Angela Normand

In September, Bay Rising Action’s Executive Director Kimi Lee interviewed Alameda County Office of Education Trustee Angela Normand, who represents th…

“I Was Feeling the Call of Community”: An Interview with Oakland City Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas

In September 2019, we interviewed Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, who is on the Oakland City Council representing District 2 which covers Eastlake,…