We are united in our commitment to the equal worth and dignity of every Californian, inclusive of race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, health status, or age.

Together, we will fight for our communities – for broadly shared prosperity and economic security, educational and job opportunities, a clean environment and a healthy planet, quality and comprehensive healthcare for all, reproductive rights, responsive and democratic government, a strong safety net and justice for all.

California must do a better job of putting our communities and people first - ahead of profit or political gain, and we are working together in order to realize that goal.


2016 Legislative Update

16/20 Legislative Priorities Signed Into Law!

Progressive Organizations Unite to Make 2016 a Banner Year for “Dream Builder” Bills

A broad coalition of progressive organizations announced that their unified effort — the Building the California Dream Alliance – succeeded in advancing a legislative agenda to uplift working families, and deliver justice for underserved communities in 2016.

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Real Stories

Working families fighting for change

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Cynthia Montenegro

“After the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights passed in 2013, I decided to talk with…

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Theresa Espiritu

“My employer’s son has seen how I care for their father and is very happy…

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Ines Lazarte

June 8, 2016 stories, Workers Rights

“When the Bill of Rights passed in 2013, my life and the life of many…

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Vivian Thorp

California established its welfare program, CalWORKs, to alleviate the impact of extreme poverty on children…

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Lipo Chanthanasak – Richmond, CA

Lipo Chanthanasak is a member of APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network) and a Richmond resident…

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The Alliance

We are a broad coalition of progressive organizations that have joined together to form the Building the California Dream Alliance. We have outlined a united, ambitious agenda to uplift families and expand economic opportunities for Californians from birth to retirement.

  • ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy
  • ACCE
  • Advancement Project
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice
  • Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
  • Black Women for Wellness
  • Breast Cancer Prevention Partner
  • CA Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • CA Budget & Policy Center
  • California Calls
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)
  • California Environmental Justice Alliance
  • California Food & Farming Network
  • California Immigrant Policy Center
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Labor Federation
  • California Domestic Workers Coalition
  • California Low Income Consumers Coalition
  • CA NOW
  • California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
  • California Reinvestment Coalition
  • Child Care Law Center
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations, California Chapter (CAIR-CA)
  • Courage Campaign
  • The California Endowment
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Earth Justice
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • ​Environment California
  • Equality California
  • Equal Rights Advocates
  • Friends Committee on Legislation
  • Health Access
  • Lutheran Office of Public Policy
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
  • Mujeres Unidas
  • Next Generation
  • PICO California
  • Planned Parenthood Affiliates of CA
  • PolicyLink
  • Progressive Era Project (PEP)
  • Public Advocates
  • SEIU California
  • Sierra Club of California
  • UFCW
  • Voices for Progress
  • Western Center on Law & Poverty

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