A grassroots, environmental justice organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District


We Love Our Elders: Juan and Maria Aguillón

October 27, 2016

Juan and Maria Aguillón

Born in: El Salvador
Current Neighborhood: On the border of San Francisco and Daly City
Ages: 57 and 67 years old

When and why did you make San Francisco your home?

We arrived to San Francisco

All Nations, All Relations, All Water for All Generations

September 7, 2016


San Francisco.  On Thursday, September 7, 2016, a press conference in solidarity with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Nations will be held at the Army Corp of Engineers San Francisco office. The group will meet at

PODER Founder Honored on Earth Day!

April 11, 2016

Supervisor Eric Mar will honor PODER founder, Leticia Alcantar, at an Earth Day reception at City Hall. The reception, co-sponsored with the Surfrider Foundation and the Sierra Club – Bay/SF Chapter, will take place on April 27, 2016 at City

Tell the Air Resources Board: No REDD in CA!

February 26, 2016

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is considering allowing REDD programs into California’s already-flawed cap and trade program. Take action today against international forest offsets and REDD in California by taking one minute to send a letter to the ARB.

Position Announcement: Community Organizer

Position Announcement: Community Organizer

February 11, 2016

Position Announcement: Community Organizer
People Organizing for Environmental & Economic Rights (PODER) is a grassroots environmental and economic justice organization based in San Francisco, CA. Founded in 1991, PODER organizes with Latino families and youth in the Mission, Excelsior

How will we invest $50 million on affordable housing in the Mission?

January 15, 2016

In 2016, everyday people are coming together with real grassroots solutions to our City’s housing crisis. Last year, our neighborhood coalitions made up or residents, workers, parents, teachers, youth and elders demanded action from our City leaders. Join us on

Bonjour Paris! PODER at COP21

December 3, 2015

Bonjour, Paris!

PODER’s very own Tere Almaguer is on her way to COP21 (Conference of the Parties on Climate Change).

She is joining hundreds of front line community and indigenous leaders who are redefining climate leadership! If California wants to