CFT partners with progressive community organizations

The union has partnered with numerous community organizations that share common goals and philosophies with the Federation. By combining forces, CFT and its community partners have achieved significant victories, including passage of Proposition 30 in 2012, the voter-approved ballot measure that provided more funding for public services.

If you find these organizations in your communities, reach out and get involved!

ACCE - Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
By helping ordinary citizens organize and take action, ACCE – a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit statewide community organization – works to build power in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods and fight for social, economic, and racial justice.

APEN – Asian Pacific Environmental Network
With a focus on Asian and Pacific Islander communities, APEN strives to bring fundamental changes to economic and social institutions with the goal of prioritizing public good over profits and promoting the right of every person to a decent, safe, affordable quality of life.

Bend the Arc
To create a just, fair and compassionate America, Bend the Arc mobilizes a full array of Jewish resources – human, financial and moral – in partnership with other communities to create impact across the nation.

Blue/Green Alliance
By uniting 14 of the country’s largest unions and environmental organizations, the Alliance calls on the power of its more than 15 million members and supporters to create a powerful voice for building a cleaner, fairer and more competitive American economy.

California Calls
This statewide alliance of local organizations works together to renew the California Dream of opportunity and promise – to correct the downward course in education funding and to reform outdated tax laws and bad budget policies that drain state funds and hope.

California Partnership
This statewide coalition of community-based groups organizes and advocates for programs and policies that reduce and end poverty through grassroots campaigns to develop electoral power in low-income communities and give local communities voice in creating a more just state budget.

Courage Campaign
Through its online organizing network that empowers more than 750,000 grassroots and netroots activists, the Courage Campaign pushes for progressive change and full equality in California and across the country.

Mobilize the Immigrant Vote
This first-ever statewide campaign to organize a multi-ethnic coalition of community-based organizations works within immigrant communities and builds their capacities to register, educate, and mobilize their constituents for electoral participation.

PICO California
As the largest grassroots faith-based community organizing network in the state, PICO California represents 450,000 families of diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds from 400 religious congregations. In addition, 19 local PICO federations organize in 73 cities, 35 school districts, and in more than half the state’s Senate and Assembly districts.

To learn more about community outreach opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CFT Political Field Director.