Community Control & Political Power

Final Election Results: Oakland Voters Affirm Commitment to Equitable Democracy and Reimagining Public Safety Oakland Rising Action Celebrates Victories for Working-class, Immigrant, Black and Brown Oaklanders

December 09, 2022
Oakland Rising Action’s Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2022 CONTACT:  liz suk, Executive Director, Oakland Rising A…

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Bay Area’S Young Voters Are Registering At Lower Rates. Organizers Are Combating This Ahead Of 2024 Election

September 11, 2023
SFGATE/September 6, 2023 The 2020 presidential election produced some of the highest turnout of young voters and voters of color. Alex Lalama was amon…

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“We don’t pick ourselves” to run: An interview with Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao

August 14, 2023
In April 2023, Oakland Rising Action interviewed newly elected Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao. Thao’s commitment to social justice and equity has been…

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Are You Thinking About Running for Office? Questions to Consider

August 03, 2023
If you’re considering running for office, it’s essential to take the time to assess your readiness and evaluate your motivations. Answerin…

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Sheng Thao

Won with 50.30%
Oaklanders elected Sheng Thao to represent City Council District 4 in November 2018, and Thao has served Oakland for four years now. As a current city…

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Honey Mahogany

Lost with No 56.27% Yes 43.73%
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…

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Janani Ramachandran

Won with 68.47%
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…

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Kevin Jenkins

Won with 71.26%
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…

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Manufou Liaiga-Anoa’i

Lost with Yes 13.23% No 86.77%
Manufou is a celebrated leader in the Samoan community, a vigorous fighter for education equity on the school board, and has led efforts to keep Head…

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Tamisha Torres-Walker

Won with 34.36%
Bay Rising Action is supporting Tamisha Torres-Walker for re-election for Antioch City Council, District 1. Tamisha worked tirelessly to secure almost…

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Laura Nakamura

Won with 56.04%
Laura Nakamura is a deeply faithful and respected member of her community. She has worked in areas of service her entire life, whether through her vol…

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