Center for Community Change Action Launches with Mission to Build Power in Low-Income Communities
by Community Change | April 21, 2014 11:49 am
For Immediate Release: April 21, 2014
Contact: Donna De La Cruz, [email protected], (202) 339-9331
Will Work to Empower Local Leaders, Foster Transformative Movements
(WASHINGTON)—Community Change Action (CCCAction) launched today, instituting a renewed objective to fight for the issues that affect low-income communities, especially communities of color, including economic justice, immigration reform, retirement security and affordable housing.
“Community Change Action will allow us to continue our work to help build movements with partners in the core issue areas we are focused on,” said Deepak Bhargava, CCCAction’s Executive Director. “With the help of these partners, our goal is to build a powerful coalition of low-income people, listen to their needs and ideas, amplify their voices and help them find solutions to the issues that affect them most.”
“By heightening and broadening our work with local grassroots groups, we will empower local leaders in their efforts to bring equality to jobs and wages, win comprehensive immigration reform, provide affordable housing and help people retire with enough money to have a secure future,” Bhargava added.
“Through Community Change Action we can achieve our goals with policy changes on the local, state and federal levels,” Bhargava said. “As our country heads for important elections this year and in 2016, Community Change Action will work with its partners to achieve positive outcomes that will significantly better the lives of low-income families, especially those of color.”
Community Change Action replaces the Campaign for Community Change and Change Nation. Community Change Action is the 501(c)(4) sister organization of the Center for Community Change. For more information go to www.cccaction.org