What does it mean?
Building the power of poor, low-income and working people to fight for their rights and against exploitation. Fighting to ensure that we have a fair economy, with more equitable distribution of wealth and genuine equal opportunity for all.
Current Grantees: Denver Homless Out Loud, Colorado Jobs with Justice
EXAMPLES OF CHANGE:
- 1999 – Led by young organizers from communities of color in Denver, Action for a Better Community WINS a campaign targeting RTD to provide discounted bus passes for low-income youth to travel to/from school.
- 2010 – Colorado Progressive Coalition WINS a legislative battle to reform the payday lender industry after mobilizing residents to challenge outrageous and unregulated interest rates, fees, and terms which trap low-income and working Coloradoans in cycles of debt.
- 2012-2014 – El Centro Humanitario is organizing and educating immigrant women who engage in domestic work to help pass a Bill of Rights that offers safety and protections to these essential, yet often invisible workers in our state.