Strategies

Innovating Regionally for National Change

 

EBASE is a part of the Partnership for Working Families, a national network building power to make our cities more sustainable, equitable, and just. We work regionally to create a vibrant economy and foster grassroots organizing by building coalitions of diverse partner groups. Our coalitions fight for local policies that inspire change on the state and national levels.

As gentrification pushes Black, Brown, immigrant, and working-class communities from the cities to the suburbs, we commit to promoting urban equity in hubs like Oakland and Emeryville while also organizing suburbs like Concord in Contra Costa County. We work to spread progressive policies across the entire East Bay, modeling change for California and the nation.

 

Core Strategies

  • Coalition Building  — We convene transformative coalitions by bringing labor, community, faith, and youth organizations together. Strong relationships and big-picture thinking are vital for our approach to complex issues.
  • Worker Organizing & Leadership Development — We prioritize efforts that support low-wage workers, immigrants, and people of color. Our campaigns develop grassroots leaders in many neighborhoods and industries.
  • Faith-Rooted Organizing Through the Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, we invite faith-rooted communities to stand up for justice. The power of faith ignites action, gives witness, and inspires a far-reaching vision.
  • Civic Engagement — Through Oakland Rising and Bay Rising, we utilize voter outreach to anchor campaigns on local issues. We work with our coalitions to ensure that governments meet the needs of local communities.
  • Strategic Communications — We use media to publicize not only publicize injustice, but create positive, culture shifting narratives. Grassroots leaders stand at the forefront of these narratives that call our issues to state and national attention.
  • Research & Policy Innovation — We analyze the economy, the workforce, and our communities to better understand roadblocks to economic justice. Decision-makers look to our sound research to develop solutions to major challenges in the East Bay.