Our current website uses Drupal, but it isn't the easiest for staff to update. Also, we'd love to have our website have a more modern look and feel.
Redesigning our website will allow us to more effectively convey our story which is crucial for engaging volunteers, voters and donors. Also, switching from Drupal to a more user-friendly platform will expand our staff's capacity to easily make updates.
Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up for and take charge of the issues impacting our lives. We are a multilingual, multiracial collaborative with deep roots in East and West Oakland's neighborhoods, proving that everyday residents working together have the power to change the way our city is run.
Our work focuses on three major goals through which we are developing critical and key pieces of infrastructure necessary to build progressive power in Oakland:
Build a permanent political/electoral infrastructure;
Exercise and expand political influence; and
Align organizations and coordinate with other progressive forces.
We develop key infrastructure necessary to build progressive power by:
Flexing People Power: We build and exercise progressive political power through mass-based electoral organizing and integrated strategies, including base-building and policy advocacy.
Aligning Like-Minded Forces: We align and coordinate citywide and regional progressive forces through our collaborative model to build the power and profile of the social justice movement.
Leading With Values: We recruit, train, advance and support progressive leaders who lead in a collaborative, accountable and values-based way that social justice.