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Alliance for a Better California

A citizens’ coalition of nearly two million firefighters, nurses, teachers and other public service workers today announced the formation of "Alliance for a Better California." The coalition came together in response to Governor Schwarzenegger’s intention to push a harsh, corporate special interest agenda in a November special election. Alliance for a Better California will fund and fight a vigorous campaign against the Governor’s special interest-sponsored ballot initiatives that would harm California’s workers and families, and will push alternative measures to protect California’s health care, education and public safety systems.


Launched by the non-profit, non-partisan Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR), ArnoldWatch.org helps the public keep abreast of the Governor's actions and whether he's fulfilling his campaign promise to "clean house" in Sacramento.

California Council of Community Mental Health Agencies (CCCMHA)

CCCMHA is a California association of non-profit agencies, which is now representing mental health providers in a wide variety of California communities--metropolitan, suburban, and rural.

California Institute of Mental Health

The California Institute for Mental Health (CIMH) was established in 1993 to "promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development."

California Labor Federation

The California Labor Federation is the state AFL-CIO, with more than 1,300 affiliated local unions, representing 2.1 million union members in diverse communities and sectors of the state's economy. Manufacturing, service, retail, construction, public sector and private industry unions join together in the Federation to protect and advance the rights and interests of all California workers. Union activity centers in three major areas: Legislative and Political Action – member-to-member information and mobilization on the issues that matter to working families, to elect candidates supportive of working families' issues, and and to hold elected officials accountable to working families. Collective Bargaining – negotiating and enforcing contracts to improve wages, benefits and working conditions for workers organizing. Building power for working people in workplaces, industries, and communities

California Nurses Association

Established in 1903, the California Nurses Association is the largest and fastest-growing professional association and union for Registered Nurses in the country. CNA is governed by a 30 member elected Board of Directors, all of whom are direct-care Registered Nurses. CNA today represents over 58,000 RNs in 165 facilities across California. With CNA, California nurses have led the nation in ground-breaking patient advocacy legislation such as staffing ratios, whistle-blower protection and prohibitions on unsafe floating and mandatory overtime.

California Teachers Association

The California Teachers Association represents and serves more than 335,000 members - consisting of teachers and other education employees in the state's more than 1,000 school districts.

Children's Roundtable/Children's Advocacy Institute

The Children’s Roundtable consists of over 70 children’s advocacy groups across California who gather monthly to discuss legislative agendas. Each month we invite guest speakers to come and tell us about what is happening in their area of expertise. The Roundtable is facilitated by the Children’s Advocacy Institute, located at San Diego State University.

Change America Now (CAN) Campaign

Led by Americans United For Change, USAction and Campaign for America's Future, CAN is a national campaign effort being mounted by nearly forty groups in thirty-one states to pass through Congress the economic elements of the 100-Hour legislative agenda as outlined by the incoming leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. The four major areas of concentration are Making College Affordable, Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs, Investing in Alternative Engergy, and Raising the Minimum Wage.

Health Access California

Health Access is a statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition of over 200 organizations working for the goal of quality, affordable, health care for all Californians.


PICO brings people together to strengthen families and improve communities. With more than one thousand religious congregations, schools and neighborhood institutions and one million families working in 150 cities and towns, PICO is one of the largest grassroots community efforts in the United States.

Services Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council

The SEIU California State Council proudly represents over 600,000 members in 26 Local Unions across California that represent workers in Health Systems, Long-Term Care, the Public Sector and Building Services. We work in a wide variety of occupations to help make California a safe and healthy place to live, work and raise our families.

SpeakOut California

From this center SpeakOut California launches advocacy campaigns to allow you to SPEAK OUT about issues facing our state. These campaigns will provide you with accurate and timely information via e-mail, including a way to take immediate action. By clicking your mouse, our campaigns will allow you to SPEAK OUT to decision makers in California. In addition to advocacy, we will also provide periodic updates that will include follow-up on advocacy campaigns and articles discussing events and ideas from a progressive perspective. Please have a look at our current advocacy campaigns and don't forget to visit SpeakOutCalifornia.Org and join.

Stop Arnold

We need your help to send Governor Schwarzenegger and his corporate pharmaceutical donors a message: "Stop using drug company money to attack consumers in this special election." Protect patient health not corporate weatlh. Sign this petition today and help us get 100,000 people in California and across the country to fight back. We'll march the names into the Governor's office--and send them on so drug company CEOs know their consumers are watching closely. Sign your name today!

Youth Policy Action Center

The Youth Policy Action Center is a central hub to issue action alerts and post resources for youth and youth advocates. Our goal is to aid the youth movement by supporting organizations and individuals to promote youth involvement and empowerment.

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