Contra Costa ACCE Action members are taking action and winning transformative changes!
Where we Organize:
We have strong chapters in Richmond and Bay Point, and we are also organizing in Concord. Additionally, we have a Home Defenders chapter that spans the county fighting for housing justice.
- Fighting for Tenants: As gentrification and displacement throughout the Bay Area increases, rents in Richmond and throughout Contra Costa County are skyrocketing. Recently, ACCE played a key role in passing Rent Control and a Just Cause for Eviction ordinance in Richmond! This was a big victory for ACCE members who spent countless hours organizing tenants and placing pressure on the Richmond City Council. Thanks to their efforts, 9,900 units will be protected through rent control, which means 25-30,000 people will get real tenant protections. We will continue to fight for the rights of tenants across the county!
- Accountable Development for Communities of Color: With UC Berkeley building the Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, and investing millions in public money, we are fighting for this development to have positive impacts for communities of color. Through a Racial Impact Assessment and a Community Benefits package, we are fighting to make sure our communities benefit from this development, and that we are not displaced in the process. Watch this video to learn more.
Our Swimming Pool: In Bay Point, our members have been fighting for the reopening of the Ambrose Community park swimming pool. Slated to open in the summer of 2015, we are holding our local officials accountable to make the needed improvements in our public park and pool so our community can benefit!
- Health for All: Everyone in our community needs quality affordable healthcare, including our immigrant communities. We are fighting for a county program to provide healthcare for the remaining uninsured after the implementation of the ACA.
Contra Costa Office
322 Harbour Way #25, Richmond, California 94801
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If you want to see tenants protected, banks held accountable, investments in our community, and healthcare for all, sign up here to join us in taking action.