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Organizational Endorsements

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Housing Santa Cruz County

Our mission is to ensure Santa Cruz County is an inclusive thriving, just, diverse, culturally rich and sustainable community by promoting affordable, safe, stable homes for local residents and workers.

Santa Cruz for Bernie

This all-volunteer local group is building the broad grassroots movement necessary to carry out the political revolution inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders for a government that serves the people rather than the billionaires. We helped Sanders overwhelmingly win Santa Cruz County in the 2016 and 2020 primaries, and we continue to support local political races and issues that are aligned with the people.

Santa Cruz County Democratic Party

Membership consists of local Democrats committed to supporting Democratic ideals, issues, and candidates on local, state and national levels. Each Central Committee member is elected for four year terms by the voters in each of the five Supervisorial Districts in Santa Cruz County in every primary election.

California Democratic Party

The California Democratic Party will fight to defend and promote the rights, opportunities, and safety of all Californians. We envision a California that leads the world as a model of economic prosperity rooted in economic justice, in both our rural and urban communities.

Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC)

The Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) is the local body of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). We are a membership organization serving as a coalition of the Labor Community in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. Over 80 unions are affiliated with the MBCLC, representing more than 37,000 union members and their families. The MBCLC believes there is strength in unity.

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network

Santa Cruz Climate Action Network (SCCAN) seeks to address the current Climate Change Emergency, recognizing that failure to act quickly will have devastating effects on future generations of humans and other life forms.

Affordable Housing NOW!

We are a task force of local residents working for affordable housing in Santa Cruz County, CA.

Non-Profit Housing Association

Since 1979, the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) has been the collective voice of affordable housing. NPH works to realize their mission by advancing meaningful, critical policy solutions, and strengthening the affordable housing community who implement the programs and policies. Their policy work advances bold solutions for a more affordable, stable, thriving region and state, focusing on housing solutions for low-income people and communities of color who suffer disproportionately from the housing crisis. NPH is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit public benefit corporation of California.

UC Santa Cruz College Democrats

College Democrats at UCSC has been a driving force in electing progressive voices in Santa Cruz County for years. Our organization has taken important stances to protect UCSC students and marginalized communities including supporting the UCSC Grad Strike, Black Student Union demands from UCSC administration, and organizing with endorsed campaigns. Join us in our future campaigns to achieve strong progressive policies in our Santa Cruz community.

People's Democratic Club

The PDC is a chartered committee of the County Democratic Central Committee. PDC ad hoc committees organize actions around issues that address the needs of the community focusing on progressive issues and policies.

Showing Up For Racial Justice

Is a chapter of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial and economic justice. They organize around three Core Strategies: delegitimizing racist institutions; fighting for a fair economy that refuses to pit communities against each other; and shifting culture (meaning the underlying beliefs folks have about people and the world) in a way that undermines support for white supremacy.

SEIU Local 521

SEIU Local 521’ s mission is to provide their members with a voice in the workplace, in their union and in the larger community. Through their actions, they intend to create a more just and humane society. They are committed to protecting and improving the lives of workers and their families.

Santa Cruz YIMBY

Envisions a community where our neighbors of all ages, cultures, abilities, and incomes, can make Santa Cruz County their home. In response to the ever-increasing cost of living, we advocate for more affordable housing to meet the needs of our growing population