About

ACCE Action

About Us

The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) Action is a grassroots, member-led, statewide community organization working with more than 15,000 members across California. ACCE is dedicated to raising the voices of everyday Californians, neighborhood by neighborhood, to fight for the policies and programs we need to improve our communities and create a brighter future.

Change from the bottom up: We take seriously our commitment to ground-up organizing to build a strong people’s movement that can create transformative community change. Our local neighborhood chapters and issue committees, led by ACCE Action member leaders, meet regularly to strategize and plan campaigns. Central to this work is the belief that there’s power in numbers and in collective action – ACCE Action members and their allies frequently “take to the streets” with rallies, town halls, and other actions to make their voices heard.

Who We Are

What We Do

Power in

Numbers

We are not alone. Our power comes from our numbers, our unity and our ability to create solidarity across race, language, and gender.

Leadership

Development

We don’t “give people fish, we teach people to fish.” Through leadership development and political education, ACCE leaders learn to organize their own communities.

Systems

Change

ACCE seeks to shift power relations by changing the systems that create oppression rather than just addressing the symptoms of oppression.

Direct

Action

 ACCE leaders are not afraid to take direct action - we frequently “take to the streets” and protest. We do not create tension, but rather work to expose the injustice alive in our communities by bringing the fight to those responsible.

Racial &

Economic Justice

We evaluate problems and solutions through a lens grounded in both economic and racial justice. We cannot resolve structural racism without changing our economic system and we cannot resolve economic inequality without addressing racism.

Follow

the Money

ACCE members are not satisfied negotiating with “middlemen”, we follow the money to those setting the agenda and bring our demands directly to them.

Changing

the Narrative

We know that one major battle we face in this country is the battle for hearts and minds. When we shift the narrative by telling stories grounded in hope, inclusion and co-reliance, we shift what people believe is possible.

Financial

Autonomy

ACCE strives for financial autonomy through membership dues and sustainer donations. We take no money from government or corporations that would limit our ability to organize for liberation and justice.

Contact

ACCE Action

Statewide

3655 S Grand Ave, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007

 info@calorganize.org

213-863-4548

Los Angeles

3655 S Grand Ave, Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90007

losangeles@calorganize.org

213-863-4548 ext. 107

Oakland

2501 International Blvd, Suite D
Oakland, CA 94601

oakland@calorganize.org

510-269-4692 ext. 510

Sacramento

4433 Florin Rd, #880
Sacramento, CA 95823

sacramento@calorganize.org

916-288-8829 ext. 303

San Diego

569 Third Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91910

sandiego@calorganize.org

619-754-9407 ext. 307

Contra Costa

322 Harbour Way #5
Richmond, California 94801

contracosta@calorganize.org

925-348-9165 ext. 104

Board of

Directors

Sasha

Graham

Contra Costa Representative, Board Chair

Abdullah

Muhammad

Los Angeles Representative, Board Co-Chair

Barbara

Pinto

San Diego Representative, Board Member

Javier

Sarmiento

Los Angeles Representative, Board Member

Jefferson

McGee

Sacramento Representative, Board Member

Annie Marie

Garcia

Oakland Representative, Board Member

Ina

Mason

Contra Costa Representative, Board Member

Instagram

@acce_action