While tech companies and hedge funds are trying to take over our city, we continue to organize working class communities of color for affordable housing and access to opportunities for everyone.
Where we Organize:
We organize in the Bayview, Hunter’s Point, the Mission, Bernal Heights, the Excelsior and Oceanview.
- Fighting for Housing Justice: With Ellis Act Evictions pushing out record numbers of San Franciscans to raise rents to unprecedented heights, we are urgently fighting for housing justice in our city. We have fought for and stopped many foreclosures in the Bayview, keeping Black families in their homes in our city. We are standing with tenants who are resisting evictions!
- Education: Working together with the Close the Gap coalition made up of parents, teachers, students, and school support staff, we are fighting for quality education for all of our students, especially low income students, English language learners, and students with disabilities. We are holding our school district accountable to hear the voices of students and parents as they make critical decisions in school program funding.
- Corporate Accountability: In a city that often seems like it is being taken over by tech companies, big banks, and hedge funds, we taking a stand to hold corporations accountable. From demanding that corporations pay their taxes to fighting for people’s voices to win over corporate lobbyists in our city, we are taking direct actions and demanding a focus on people over profits.
San Francisco Office
1323 Evans Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124
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From taking action to get the city to invest in our neighborhoods to fighting for fair housing policies and services across the city, LA ACCE Action members are making their voices heard!
Where we Organize:
In Los Angeles, ACCE Action is organizing through the city, with chapters in City Council Districts 7, 8, 9, 10, and 15. We also have a citywide Home Defenders League Chapter taking on housing justice campaigns.
- Worker Justice: LA ACCE members celebrated a win in the spring of 2015 and continue to roll out victories: workers in both the city and unincorporated county areas are getting a raise in the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. We're not done fighting, our members know that we need stronger worker protections. This is why ACCE LA joined in the hunger strike of women workers fighting for the minimum wage, organized and participated in dozens of actions to stand with workers organizing in their workplaces, and is focusing its energy on winning a strong paid sick days policy for all LA workers.
- Housing Justice: We’ve long been leading the fight to save homes from foreclosures and the fight against displacement of long term residents in our communities. Though many homes have been saved and communities preserved, the fight is not over. Much of our organizing has been centered in areas facing increased rents and continued displacement. We continue to fight for changes in housing policies to keep our communities affordable so we can stay here for the long term.
- Fix LA: We are always pushing for services such as tree-trimming and potholes repairs in our neighborhoods. Too often the city takes care of wealthy neighborhoods and neglects our communities. That’s why we are a leading partner in the Fix LA Coalition, where community and union partners have unified their voice to demand that the city reinvest in our neighborhood services! Using the idea of “bargaining for the common good”, where unions make demands for the whole community in their contracts, and taking action regularly, we are well on the way to winning the kind of investments we want to see!
- Education: At Maya Angelou community school, a public high school that we fought to win, we are organizing to implement a set of important community-based policies, including a strong restorative justice discipline program. We continue to organize with parents and teachers, as well as neighbors around the school, to make sure our children are getting a strong, quality education.
Los Angeles Office
3655 S Grand Ave, Suite 250, Los Angeles CA 90007
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In each of our local offices, ACCE Action members are organizing in their neighborhoods, and regularly taking action on neighborhood and local campaigns. Because we are on the doors recruiting new members to build our base every single day, we know how important it is for us to be active on the local issues that our members care about. From transforming blighted vacant lots into usable public space or changing the city's tree trimming priorities to include low income neighborhoods, to winning lower bus fares, changing housing policies, and winning better schools - our local campaigns are have big impacts.
The pages in this section give just some of the highlights for each of our offices - and you can sign up to get updates on the campaigns and join us in taking action.