We are excited to launch Power Up East Bay: Reflections from EBASE’s Strategic Plan 2016-22! Read about our organization’s accomplishments and lessons over these 7 years, the evolution of our organization’s strategies, the number of people we have impacted through our campaigns, and our plans for the long-term future.
EBASE launched our last strategic plan in 2016, just months before Trump was elected. Over these years, people’s lives have been on the line, whether from COVID-19 risks; violence at the hands of police; deportation and incarceration; or the range of economic, safety, and health risks caused by deep racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. As we have worked through this difficult period, our care for each other and our deepest humanity has surfaced, leading us to focus on the transformational endeavors of deep coalition building, leadership development, and organizing.
With greater collective power, we have expanded our issues, strategies, and geography to address the intersectionality of low-wage workers’ realities as whole human beings. This has allowed us to not only win just policies and a seat at the governing table, but also put us on a path toward long-term change.