Centro Laboral de Graton (Graton Day Labor Center)
Centro Laboral de Graton (Graton Day Labor Center) is a worker-led day labor center that organizes with domestic workers and day laborers in West Sonoma County, CA for the advancement of their rights and dignity as workers, as immigrants, and as members of the broader community. CLG offers a hiring process to employers that is democratic, fair, and transparent.
Vision: To promote healthy communities that value inclusion and respect, so that day laborers, domestic workers, and their families, may live and work with justice and dignity
Mission: To advance and protect the human, labor and civil rights of day laborers, domestic workers, and their families.
The Community Church of Sebastopol is an Open and Affirming Congregation. What this means, in the words of our Open and Affirming Statement, is…”We welcome and affirm people of every religious background, family composition, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, age and gender. We encourage all people to participate fully in every aspect of our church’s life and ministry…”
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Benjamin J. Broadbent
Address: 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 579, Sebastopol, CA 95473
Our Vision: Our vision is for the El Verano Community to work together to support the interests of the students, families and community members in the El Verano School Community. During our community meetings, parents, staff, local agencies and neighbors helped to identify common interests.
We Believe: We are a member church of the United Church of Christ. We are non-creedal. This means that for us, belief is not a gateway for membership. We acknowledge that different people will believe different things. We celebrate that diversity! We will encourage you to explore your belief, embracing your experience of God’s love in the world.
Friends of Community Organizing is a membership organization for Sonoma County supporters of the North Bay Organizing Project who are not currently members of one of NBOP’s existing affiliate
La Luz Center
A catalyst for change in Sonoma Valley through health, education and financial security.
La Luz provides English language training and financial support services, teaches computer skills, distributes food, hosts medical and legal services, offers crisis counseling, and supports events that celebrate the multicultural richness of the community. La Luz services ensure that Sonoma Valley residents facing all types of challenges have the opportunity to improve their lives.
Bayer Neighborhood Park and Gardens is a unique collaboration between Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and LandPaths. It is a 6-acre urban farm & city park-in-the-making in the heart of the Roseland neighborhood, 1 mile from Downtown Santa Rosa, with old barns, community gardens, and other agricultural aspects that are a joyful relief from the urban environment!
Address: 1550 West Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Mailing Address: 618 4th St, #217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicanx de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.
MEChA has chapters locally at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University.
The National Union of Healthcare Workers is a worker-led movement dedicated to improving the lives of caregivers and patients.
Our worker-based movement has enjoyed great success. NUHW is the nation’s fastest-growing healthcare union with more than 13,000 members. We have fought off takeaways accepted by other unions, won massive raises for new members, and forced Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest health maintenance organization, to start improving the mental health services it provides to hundreds of thousands of patients.
Address: 5801 Christie Ave, Suite 525, Emeryville, CA 94608
We are one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. We are democratically elected bodies dedicated to represent the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
Address: 2525 Cleveland Ave., Suite A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Redwood Forest Friends Meeting is a Quaker meeting (congregation). When we Quakers, known as Friends, have a Meeting for Worship, we gather, quiet our minds, open our hearts, and settle into a reverent and expectant silence to wait upon the Light. We believe that in this opening of our hearts to the Spirit, we are contributing to the common worship of all present, as well as to our own renewal. We have no minister, as we believe the Light is directly available to all, and all may minister. This time may pass in silence, or individuals may be moved to speak briefly out of the silence. Leaving a space of time between each person speaking allows the ministry of each to be respectfully heard.
Our Meeting for Worship is unprogrammed; there is no set order. We wait and listen together in silence, seeking divine guidance or inspiration from a source known among us by many names: the Light; the Truth; God; the Inward Christ; the Seed; the Word; Jesus; the Lord; the Universe; Wisdom.
Address: 1647 Guerneville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Conservation Action Works To: Conserve ‐ Protect ‐ Sustain
Sonoma County Conservation Action (SCCA) is the nonpartisan, political arm of Sonoma County’s environmental movement. SCCA’s full time organizing staff has knocked on more than 50,000 doors each year since 1991, identifying environmentally concerned county residents, distributing information and election endorsements, generating membership and mobilizing residents to write to decision-makers and to volunteer for electoral campaigns. The power of person-to-person, grassroots organizing makes Conservation Action the most politically effective organization in Sonoma County.
Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
SEIU Local 1021 represents over 54,000 employees in local governments, non-profit agencies, health care programs and schools throughout Northern California.
SEIU Local 1021 is a diverse, member driven organization with members who work to make our cities, schools, counties and special districts a safe and healthy place to live and raise our families. We nurse our sick, educate our children, clean our schools, care for our seniors and developmentally disabled.
Our mission is to ensure that all workers and their families have a voice in our Union, as well as our workplace, government, and communities. We envision a society where all workers and their families live and work in dignity and respect.
We are a group of people committed to the traditional United Methodist values of deep spiritual growth and compassionate service in the world on behalf of Christ. Christ matters in the practice of our faith and in the living of our lives.
We are progressive in our understanding of the scriptures and God’s call to justice in the world. We believe that the Bible contains the truth of God in the language of humankind. The call of God is for justice, compassion and mercy for all of humanity. This call is unmistakable even through the centuries of scriptural translation and interpretation.
Our worship, teaching and practice are focused on being led by the experience of God through Christ into a world that hungers for the message of wholeness and mercy that God has offered from the beginning.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa
For more than a half-century, we have been serving the liberal religious community in Sonoma County, and for the last ten years we have done so from the Glaser Center, our beautiful community and artistic center in downtown Santa Rosa.
Unitarian Universalism is a non-dogmatic religious tradition that encourages reasoned inquiry, principled ethics, and service to the Earth and to humankind. We find inspiration from all the great religious traditions. Our highest values are compassion, peace, justice, freedom and equality. We see every person as a child of God, possessed of inherent worth and dignity, and we work for the day when all people see themselves as one family. We revere life, nature and love above all other things. Oh, and we really like to sing and have fun!
We are a young congregation, founded in 2002 by a handful of families. in 2011, as we prepared to hire our first minister, we adopted our Mission: “UUP welcomes all to live your sacred, transform through love and act with courage.” Our mission builds on our purpose, which we defined when the founding families first put their dreams to paper as Bylaws: “The purpose of this congregation is to provide a haven where members can share in a spiritually, culturally and socially diverse local religious community. We envision a congregation that will be welcoming to all, that values contributions from each member in shared ministry, that actively promotes and models individual development of an ethical way of living. We are intentionally inter-generational, and covenant to provide religious education and spiritual growth for children and adults. The Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma are committed to providing and open-minded, embracing religious presence in the Petaluma community that examines, adopts and practices the “Seven Principles” and the “Living Tradition” of the Unitarian Universalist Association.”
Live Your Sacred. Transform Through Love. Act With Courage.
UNITE HERE! Local 2850 is the East and North Bay’s Union for hotel, foodservice, and gaming workers!
Local 2850 represents workers in hotels, airport concessions, gaming, and food service. From Concord to Oakland, Petaluma to Berkeley, we’re a fighting union dedicated to raising standards in our industries and demand respect on the job.
Local 2850 is part of the UNITE HERE! International Union which represents workers throughout the U.S. and Canada working in the hospitality, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, laundry, and airport industries.
UNITE HERE! boasts a diverse membership, comprising workers from many immigrant communities. The majority of UNITE HERE! members are women.
Through organizing, UNITE HERE! members have made hotel housekeeping jobs in cities across North America, and hundreds of thousands of other traditionally low-wage jobs into good, family-sustaining, middle class jobs.
Address: 1440 Broadway, Suite 208, Oakland, CA 94612
Powerful interests continue to advance an agenda of property rights over human rights, and the real estate lobby in particular is expending considerable political and financial capital to undermine local community efforts to advance equitable policies for renters.
To resist this new geography of injustice, there is a growing regional movement for tenant protections. The Regional Tenant Organizing Network (RTO) was first convened in February 2015 by Causa Justa:: Just Cause, Faith in Action Bay Area, and Urban Habitat. There are currently 19 organizations from six counties represented at the RTO, and 15 of these are engaged in community organizing directly.