About

Bay Rising Action is a grassroots political network 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 unite these communities to create a community-based political infrastructure capable of electing leaders who will achieve the bold solutions we need and stay accountable to us, not corporate lobbyists.

Bay Rising Action is a 501(c)4 organization. Visit our sister 501(c)3 organization, Bay Rising, here.

What We Do

  • Make endorsements, create regional voter guides, and support our local partners to create localized versions
  • Provide campaign support in strategic races: communications, mailers, texting, digital tools, voter analysis and targeting
  • Organize for democracy reform that would make elections more fair, equitable and accessible to all
  • Support a co-governance model with our local partners
    • Guide everyday people along the path of leadership, developing them from volunteers to candidates, campaign managers to legislative staff, and from organizers to policymakers
    • Organize grassroots members with our local 501(c)4 partners to participate in local government, from lobbying in City Hall to going up to Sacramento to present their issues to state leaders; these members do not just testify about their experiences, but also develop legislation and ballot measures
    • Influence how laws and regulations are implemented
    • Support elected officials to be accountable and effective leaders with our neighborhoods and communities

What We Stand For

Bay Rising Action advocates for a world where all people participate in community control and political power; where everyone has a home; and where everyone has the sanctuary to live without fear of deportation or criminalization. We believe in clean air, parks, and water, in environmental justice and just transition to a regenerative economy where life flourishes. We center the value of work with dignity where everyone can earn a living wage and receive quality healthcare; we believe in justice for young people and families. We are also fighting for democracy reform that would make elections more fair, equitable and accessible to all.

Our Local Partners

Grassroots electoral power-building gains momentum in the Bay Area

June 16, 2022
By Margi Clarke Did you see lots of ads about candidates and ballot measures this election cycle? Well, prepare for a lot more. The national airwaves…

Statement on California Primary Election Results

June 16, 2022
The California Primary Election on June 7 was an important opportunity for our communities to come together, build power, and vote on their values fro…

SF Rising Action Fund Statement on the Passing of Proposition H: “It Doesn’t End Here, Not by a Long Shot.”

June 08, 2022
SF Rising Action FundJune 8, 2022 We are deeply disappointed by the news that Proposition H has passed and that our democratically elected DA Che…

California Voters Reaffirm Commitment to Progressive Criminal Justice Reforms Despite Recall of DA Boudin

June 08, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2022 CONTACT: Press@couragecampaign.org, Jay@couragecampaign.org   California Voters Reaffirm Commitment to Pr…

Yes on Measure B for Fair Elections and a Just Democracy

San Jose
Democracy works best when it reflects all our voices — no matter who we are, what we look like, or what’s in our wallet. San José has the opportu…