The East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) advances economic, racial, and social justice by building a just economy based on good jobs and healthy communities. We address the root causes of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, labor, and people of faith to build power and create change with low–income workers and communities of color.
Our Approach: Centering the Whole Worker
Organizing at the Intersections
Folks in our communities are more than just “low-wage workers.” They are neighbors, friends, congregants, constituents, parents, volunteers, and more. Their lives may be burdened by economic hardship and systemic racism, but they are also lifted up by the joys of family, friendship, faith, and love. Just as we come together to share in the celebrations of life, we unite to address its challenges.
Today’s workers face not only dwindling paychecks, but skyrocketing rents and unjust evictions; anxiety over immigration status; brutality at the hands of police; political exclusion; poor health, toxic environments, and sexism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Recognizing that these challenges are deeply connected, EBASE develops transformative campaigns at the intersections of social, economic, and racial justice. We connect good jobs to affordable housing and better health; link worker organizing with empowerment and immigrant rights; and demand a cleaner environment as part of equitable development.
Our “whole worker approach” is holistic. It takes us to the roots of injustice, so we can transform our cities into sanctuaries where each person is valued in the fullness of their being.