Fighting for rent stabilization and
just cause eviction policies.
Developing leaders through our
leadership and organizing training.
Helping to develop the next
generation of leaers.
Who we are
The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is a grassroots, multi-racial, and multi-issue organization comprised of over 20 faith, labor, environmental, student and community-based organizations based in Sonoma County. NBOP seeks to build a regional power organization rooted in working class and minority communities in the North Bay and to implement public policy reforms that promote economic, social, racial and environmental justice. We believe that participation of our members is essential for the survival of democracy. Learn more about us ->
“People are already supportive of rent control, and even more so after the fire,” said Davin Cardenas, a director at the North Bay Organizing Project. “The need has not gone away, so we feel like we have a very good chance of winning.”
The Latinx Student Congress is the youth component of the North Bay Organizing Project. This group has partnered with Sonoma Valley High School to organize a MEChA chapter on campus. The group is in its second year at Sonoma Valley High School and is currently mentored by organizing intern Melissa Vargas, a Sonoma State University student. After she graduates in May, she hopes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Ethnic Studies.
Another effect colonialism has on climate change is environmental racism. This was evident during the fires that took place in Santa Rosa, Ca. “I live in Santa Rosa and work as a youth organizer. We had ... fifty mile per hour winds,” Vasquez said, “That would create tornadoes and fires. Text messages to evacuate people were all in English when not everyone that lives there speaks English. This is an example of environmental racism.”
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