ROOTED IN POWER
"The opposite of poverty is not wealth. The opposite of poverty is justice."
– Bryan Stevenson
You've shown up in big ways for justice this year. Below, you’ll find data about our impact for 2021-2022. What those numbers don't illustrate is the incredible capacity of our community when moral imperative and financial resources are matched.
In July, when twice as many youth signed up for our summer program, Academia del Pueblo, we reached out to you and in weeks your support ensured an additional 20 Latinx students received popular education. Stories like these represent our collective power, which is why we also organize resources to fiscally sponsor and build capacity amongst our partner organizations like UndocuFund, Comida para Todos, and the Sonoma County Tenants Union.
The North Bay Organizing Project represents the best of our hope, passion, and resolve for a more just world. Three years into the pandemic, five years since fires began, and 12 years since our founding, we’ve sharpened our strategies with experience and commitment to transformational organizing.
But we are called to do so much more, and we cannot do it alone. No one person leads NBOP; we are a democratic collective of determined leaders who represent the communities we serve. We have people power! We have you, our beloved community. Thank you for supporting our mission to fight for justice.
OUR YEAR BY THE NUMBERS
Hours spent training leaders
Trainings with leaders
Students trained at Academia del Pueblo summer program
Direct actions and events
BUILDING POWER + COMMUNITY CARE
Sonoma County voters engaged
Organizations and entities engaged in building coalitions
Increase in new NBOP member organizations
Hours spent healing community at FREE
Sanación del Pueblo clinics
CREATING CAMPAIGNS TO WIN
recommendations implemented by emergency response agencies
Pro-tenant housing policies secured: Petaluma Just Cause, County-wide short-term rental regulations
At the core of NBOP are 20+ member organizations, rooted in democratic decision-making to prioritize issues impacting our communities.
Together they form task forces and develop campaigns. We train leaders to have agency in their communities and build the power necessary to fight for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice.
THE WORK AHEAD
Build a powerful grassroots base of immigrant, working class, LGBTQIA+, and faith-based community leaders toward personal and collective transformation in Sonoma County
Secure strong, local tenant protections, community-stewarded land and build renter power
Push for language justice policies in Sonoma County schools so no child has to translate for their parents
Follow the lead of Latinx youth toward climate-resilient futures
Defend the implementation of Measure P for police accountability