Building power through Coalition Building

We understand that it takes creating strong partnerships to create sustainable, healthy hoods. Our current bonds with labor, faith-based, LGBTQIA, immigration, and prison reform/abolitionist organizations allows us to work collaboratively to move us away from extractive systems of class oppression to build regenerative societies that puts equity at the forefront.

Local Coalitions

  • San Bernardino Airport Communities Coalition: A local coalition of residents organizing under the name “SB Airport Communities” that is fighting for a community benefits agreement at the Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center that guarantees good jobs for local residents and mitigation against air and noise pollution that the airport terminal will cause. Member organizations include:

    • 350 Riverside

    • Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ICIJ)

    • Inland Congregations United for Change (ICUC)

    • Inland Empire Labor Council

    • Sierra Club

    • Sunrise Movement IE

    • Teamsters Local 1932

    • Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC)

  • Inland Empowerment: The coalition of community organizations in the Inland Empire whose focus is to increase civic participation through engagement of historically ignored and disenfranchised communities. 

  • Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice: 

Statewide Coalitions

  • California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA): A statewide, community-led alliance that works to achieve environmental justice by advancing policy solutions Asian-Pacific American, Latino, and African American residents in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego/Tijuana area. The alliance combines organizing, movement-building, and strategic policy advocacy to advance its goals. Members and partners include:

    • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)​

    • Communities for a Better Environment (CBE)

    • Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE)

    • Environmental Health Coalition (EHC)

    • Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability

    • People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER)

    • Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA)

    • Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment (CRPE)

    • Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)

  • Regenerate California: A partnership between the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and the Sierra Club My Generation Campaign that pushing the powering of 100 percent clean energy across the state and the retirement and shutdown of dirty gas plants.

National Coalitions

  • Moving Forward Network (MFN): MFN is a national network of over 50 member organizations that centers grassroots, frontline-community knowledge, expertise, and engagement from communities across the US that bear the negative impacts of the global freight transportation system. MFN builds partnerships between these community leaders, academia, labor, big green organizations and others to protect communities from the impacts of freight.

  • Athena: The broad coalition of local and national organizations working to stop Amazon's powerful grip over the economy and society. 

 

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The mission of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice is to bring people together to improve our social and natural environment. We do this by developing indigenous leadership, community organizing through strategic campaigns and building a base of community power.

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