The Alliance for a Just Society’s mission is to execute regional and national campaigns and build strong state affiliate organizations and partnerships that address economic, racial, and social inequities.
The Alliance is a national network of 15 racial and economic justice organizations including: The Center for Community Growth, The Center for Intercultural Organizing, Connecticut Citizen Action Group, Idaho Community Action Network, Indian People’s Action (Montana), Maine People’s Alliance, Montana Organizing Project, OneAmerica, Oregon Action, Race Forward, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC) Virginia Organizing, Citizen Action of New York, Washington Community Action Network, and Working Washington.
The Center for Intercultural Organizing
The Center for Intercultural Organizing is a diverse, grassroots organization working to build a multi-racial, multicultural movement for immigrant and refugee rights.
Citizen Action of New York
Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming American society – issues like: quality education and after-school programs for all our kids, guaranteed quality, affordable health care, public financing of election campaigns, dismantling racism and promoting racial justice, and a more progressive tax system.
Connecticut Citizen Action Group
Founded in 1971, CCAG’s mission is to actively engage the residents of Connecticut in altering the relations of power in order to bring about a more just society.
Idaho Community Action Network
The fundamental mission of ICAN is to provide a voice for Idahoans committed to progressive social change and to develop the power necessary to create those changes.
Indian People’s Action – Montana
The mission of Indian People’s Action is to work in urban areas to reach out and empower Indians to address the social, economic and racial inequities that shape their lives.
Maine People’s Alliance
Maine People’s Alliance’s purpose is to bring individuals and organizations together to realize shared goals. We focus on leadership development to increase the number of citizen leaders prepared to work for positive social change. We are known for our ability to do grassroots organizing and education that reaches more than 100,000 Mainers each year with direct personal contact and quality leadership development work that has yielded dozens of leaders and staff for MPA and other organizations. MPA was founded in 1982 (and officially incorporated in 1983) in the Lewiston/Auburn area with a focus on housing, rent and utility rate reform issues. In 1984, our sister organization, the Maine People’s Resource Center, was created.
The Montana Organizing Project
The Montana Organizing Project is a collaboration of diverse community, labor, and faith groups and community members who have come together to form a new organization. This organization actively works for social, economic and racial justice, promoting the dignity and empowerment of people with low- and middle-incomes whose voices have not been heard.
OneAmerica was formed directly after September 11, 2001 in response to the hate crimes and discrimination targeting Arabs, Muslims and South Asians. Called Hate Free Zone at the time, the organization expanded to organize and advocate with many diverse communities of color. OneAmerica has now grown into a leading force for immigrant, civil and human rights.
Oregon Action is a statewide, multi-racial community organization dedicated to social justice. We assist people to organize on their own behalf – with a focus on low-income people, people of color and others with limited access to traditional structures of power and policy-making.
Race Forward’s mission is to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. Virginia Organizing especially encourages the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. By building relationships with individuals and groups throughout the state, Virginia Organizing strives to get them to work together, democratically and non-violently, for change.
Washington Community Action Network
With over 40,000 members, Washington CAN! is the state’s largest grassroots community organization. Together we work to achieve racial, social, and economic justice in our state and nation. Our strength as an organization depends on our members’ involvement. We believe that we can only achieve our goals when people take action for justice.