About

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 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 political fund 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

“‘Count Every Vote’ Rallies Draw Hundreds in Oakland, SF and San Jose”

KQED | Matthew Green and Raquel Maria Dillon | 11/04/2020 People should decide their own leaders and every vote must be counted. That was the resoundi…

“‘Today Is About Defending Democracy’: People Take to the Streets to Stop Trump’s Attempted Coup

In These Times | Brooke Anderson | 11/04/2020 Rough­ly 13 hours after Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump base­less­ly declared vic­to­ry in the 2020 pres­i­den…

“Bay Area Organizers Prepare to Mobilize if Election Results Not Followed”

SF Public Press | Laura Wenus | 11/03/2020 In the event that Donald Trump refuses to concede after the results of Tuesday’s election become clear, Bay…

November 4: Day of Resistance

If you haven’t voted yet, do so now. Polls are open until 8 PM in California and you can find your polling place here: https://www.sos…

Textbank for local progressive candidates!

Texting is an easy way to get out the vote from wherever you’re based. All you need is a phone and a computer. Sign up now to help support these…