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

Oakland Mayor – #1 Sheng Thao, #2 Allyssa Victory, #3 Greg Hodge

Oakland
To give these progressive candidates running for Oakland mayor the best chance of success, we ask voters to choose Sheng Thao for #1, Allyssa Victory…

Nikki Fortunato Bas

Oakland City Council District 2
Oakland City Council sets goals and priorities for the City. The council approves the City budget, adopts ordinances to help the City serve its commun…

Gordon Mar

San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 4
Bay Rising Action is excited to announce our endorsement of Supervisor Gordon Mar as he runs for re-election as District 4 Supervisor. Supervisor Mar…

Honey Mahogany

San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 6
Bay Rising Action is excited to endorse Honey Mahogany for District 6 Supervisor. Given the changes to District 6 from this year’s redistricting proce…

Shamann Walton

San Francisco Board of Supervisors District 10
Bay Rising Action is excited to endorse Board President Shamann Walton in campaign to be re-elected as District 10 Supervisor. District 10 is home to…