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.


2018 Legislative Priorities

The Building the California Dream Alliance – a broad coalition of progressive organizations – today announced that the unified efforts of its members resulted in significant victories for the environment, for women, for economic opportunity and workers’ rights. Of 27 legislative priorities identified for 2018, the united coalition achieved 17 victories. Read More »


Criminal Justice

  • SB 10 (Hertzberg)
  • AB 186 (Eggman)

Civil Rights

  • SB 1121 (Dodd)


  • SB 1177 (Portantino/McCarty)
  • SB 607 (Skinner)

Environmental Quality and Justice

  • AB 1775 (Muratsuchi/Limon)
  • SB 834 (Jackson/Lara)
  • AB 2447 (Reyes)

Gender Equity

  • SB 1300 (Jackson)
  • AB 2079 (Gonzalez Fletcher)

Healthcare and Long-term Care Access for ALL

  • SB 1442 (Weiner)

Housing, Homelessness and Tenant Rights

  • SB 1152 (Hernandez)
  • SB 818 (Beall)


Immigrant and Refugee Justice and Integration

  • AB 2184 (Chiu)
  • SB 974 (Lara)
  • AB 2965 (Arambula)

Income and Food Security

  • AB 1871 (Bonta)
  • SB 982 (Mitchell)

LGBTQ Equality and Rights

  • AB 2054 (Low)
  • AB 2119 (Gloria)

Racial Justice

  • SB 1421 (Skinner)
  • AB 931 (Webber/McCarty)

Financial Security

  • SB 298 (Wieckowski)
  • AB 2731 (Gipson)

Voting Rights and Strengthening Our Democracy

  • SB 822 (Weiner)

Worker Rights

  • AB 3080 (Gonzalez Fletcher)
  • SB 1085 (Skinner)

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 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
  • Disability Rights California
  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Earth Justice
  • Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
  • ​Environment California
  • Equality California
  • Equal Rights Advocates
  • Friends Committee on Legislation of California
  • Health Access
  • Indivisibile
  • Latino Coalition For A Healthy California
  • Leadership Counsel For Justice and Accountability
  • Lutheran Office of Public Policy
  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
  • Mujeres Unidas
  • NextGen America
  • 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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