Members

ACUDIR is a growing coalition of organizations, groups and individuals committed supporting a strong and vibrant immigrant community and to ending deportations in Alameda County.

Alliance for Justice (AFJ) is a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process. Learn more: www.afj.org

Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is an education, training and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and black immigrants from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.  BAJI’s goal is to develop a core group of African Americans who will actively support immigrant rights and build alliances with immigrant communities to further the mutual cause of economic and social justice for all. Learn more: www.blackalliance.org

Berkeley Organizing Congregations (BOCA) lifts up our common faith values to address the needs of our community. As an interfaith community organization, we believe that all people are sacred and by working together, we can create a better Berkeley for all. Learn more: www.berkeleyboca.org

California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC) The California Immigrant Policy Center advances inclusive policies that build a prosperous future for all Californians using policy analysis, advocacy and capacity building to unlock the power of immigrants in California. Learn more: www.caimmigrant.org

Causa Justa:Just Cause (CJJC) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization building community leadership to achieve justice for low-income San Francisco and Oakland residents. Learn more: www.cjjc.org

Centro Legal de la Raza (CLR) Provides free or low-cost, bilingual, culturally-sensitive legal aid, community education and advocacy for low-income residents of the Bay Area, including monolingual Spanish speaking immigrants.Learn more: www.centrolegal.org

Coalition for a Safe Berkeley is a broad coalition of individuals and groups working to increase civilian oversight of police and to protect Berkeley’s status as a Refuge City for immigrants. Learn more here.

Congregations Organizing for Renewal (COR) Inspired by faith, driven by justice and strengthened by relationship, COR believes in the transformational potential of ordinary people to make change.  The Southern Alameda County PICO affiliate, COR works in congregations, neighborhoods and schools utilizing leadership development, research and action to create lasting change in our communities.  Learn more: www.corcommunity.org

Detention Dialogues // CIVIC – Detention Dialogues is a community visitation program providing support and advocacy to immigrants who are detained at the West County Detention Facility (WCDF)  in Richmond, CA and their families.  Volunteers visit over 50 immigrants detained at WCDF every Friday, providing a consistent community presence of oversight and accountability.  The program also operates a pro bono hotline that allows people who are detained to call Detention Dialogues volunteers for free.  Hotline advocates provide support, advocacy, and act as a bridge to the outside world.  This service is crucial as the cost of calls at WCDF is extremely high.  Detention Dialogues volunteers collaborate with the wider immigrant rights movement, both locally and nationally, and have helped to secure the release of one person, per month, from this facility.  Also, Detention Dialogues is a member of CIVIC, a national network of over 30 visitation programs working to end the immigration detention system through community engagement, advocacy, and public education. Learn more: http://detentiondialogues.org/

East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) advances economic, racial and social justice by building a just economy in the East Bay based on good jobs and healthy communities. We address the root causes of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, faith, and labor to build power and create change with low-income workers and communities of color. Learn more: www.workingeastbay.org

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant (EBSC) offers sanctuary, solidarity, support, community organizing assistance, advocacy, and legal services to those escaping war, terror, political persecution, intolerance, exploitation, and other expressions of violence. We intentionally provide opportunities for transformational learning that arise from the relationships we fosters among refugees, immigrants, and host communities. We join with others to understand and eliminate the causes of violence and oppression worldwide. Learn more: http://eastbaysanctuary.org

Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) is a network of people of people of faith who support low wage and immigrant workers who are organizing for respect, dignity and living-wage jobs. Learn more: FAME/Facebook

Filipino Advocated for Justice (FAJ) Our mission is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services, and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity for all. Learn more: www.filipinos4justice.org

Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice (ICWJ) is a network of people of faith who support low wage and immigrant workers who are organizing for respect, dignity and living-wage jobs. Learn more: icwj

Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights (ICIR) Rooted in the shared religious principles that all people have inherent worth and potential regardless of education, national origin, citizenship, or legal status, ICIR works for a healthy, inclusive California where all people are welcome and have access to full participation in the life of the community. Learn more: www.icir-clue.blogspot.com

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR) Combining direct legal services, policy advocacy, and impact litigation strategies, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area advances the rights of immigrants, refugees and communities of color, with a specific focus on low income communities and a long-standing commitment to African Americans. We provide leadership and expertise in identifying legal issues and cases that are critical to the advancement of minority and immigrant communities, and we marshal the resources of the private bar to help effect structural change. Learn more: www.lccr.com

Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a double mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice. Learn more: www.mujeresunidas.net

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (NNIRR) is a human rights alliance of immigrant-based and ally organizations and activists advocating for just immigration policies and for the safety, health and well-being of all immigrants, regardless of immigration status. Learn more: www.nnirr.org

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to advancing the rights of transgender and gender non-conformìng people. TLC strives to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. TLC pursue a multidisciplinary approach to advocacy, including impact litigation, policy advocacy, and a legal helpline that serves more than 1,500 people each year. The work of TLC includes the Immigration Detention Project, which works to improve conditions for transgender immigrants and improve their access to culturally competent legal representation. Learn more: transgenderlawcenter.org | facebook.com/translawcenter

Street Level Health Project (SLHP) “Healthcare for All” is the heart of Oakland-based organization Street Level Health Project. Street Level is a critical entry point into the healthcare and social service system for those most often overlooked and neglected, namely the hard-to-reach, medically uninsured, and newcomers. Street Level ensures healthcare is accessible to all individuals and empowers communities to improve their health and well-being. Learn more: www.streetlevelhealth.org