July 21, 2022
June’s Housing Action Team was a bittersweet affair. The team broke bread, strategized our presence in broader coalition spaces, shared updates on upcoming events, and sadly bid farewell to a PODER family fixture and figurehead: Charlie Sciammas.
El Equipo de
July 21, 2022
Bicis del Pueblo has been partnering with the Excelsior branch of the San Francisco Public Library through the Summer stRIDE program. This partnership is working to share bicycle education and skills, build our communities’ resiliency, and promote Environmental Justice. This
July 21, 2022
Earlier this month, we joined the Reclaim our Power Coalition at a press conference on the steps of San Francisco City Hall. Those assembled at the press conference sought to pressure Gavin Newsom to initiate Golden State Energy, the democratic
July 21, 2022
May 27, 2022
PODER’s Youth Program is a youth leadership program focused on social and environmental justice through hands-on activities and workshops.
This summer we will be intentionally focused on team building and connecting to our roots in our community through: gardening, cultural
January 15, 2022
We are seeking a strategic and experienced storyteller to lead our narrative and communications work, amplify the voices of our community, and drive transformative narrative and communications efforts for environmental and climate justice.
Full announcement is here: PODER Communications Organizer
Stories from Home, A Podcast of the Climate Justice Alliance, Featuring PODER’s Fight for a Public Bank
November 24, 2020
“I saw public banking as a ray of hope – our public money shouldn’t go towards terrorizing families and preventing them from having a home” – Reina Tello, Community Organizer with PODER. Check out the latest podcast in the Stories
July 27, 2020
July 8, 2020
Leaving a job in the time of COVID can be confusing for many reasons. Questions such as, “Why would you leave now of all times? Do you have a back-up job? Will you be okay?” arise at any mention of
April 7, 2020
¿Tiene usted preguntas acerca del uso de beneficios públicos y si le puede afectar?
Este video informativo tiene información sobre la Carga Pública. Si no le ayuda contestar sus preguntas los invitamos a hablar con un abogado de
March 19, 2020
March 17, 2020
Whether helping our neighbors during an earthquake or opening our homes to them during a wildfire, Californians show up for each other, no matter what we look like, where we come from or where we live. We get through this
December 31, 2019
Dear PODER Familia,
As we wind down another year and another decade of powerful grassroots organizing for environmental and economic justice in San Francisco’s Latinx immigrant community, we are grateful for your ongoing support.
Over the past decade, we’ve had
November 13, 2019
No matter what happens at the Supreme Court, we want to encourage DACAmented recipients to submit their renewal application if their DACA expires before the end of 2020.
Together, we can protect our immigrant community during this time of need.
June 28, 2019
Help us to ensure that everyone in northern California knows where to access resources in the event of ICE presence in our communities.
We want our communities to be informed and prepared!
Learn the hotline numbers of the Bay Area
January 15, 2019
Reina Tello is the newest member of the PODER team. She is a San Francisco native born to two community organizers in their own right. From an early age Reina learned that people who are united can achieve any goal.
September 5, 2018
Be a part of the solution! Join us from September 8-14 in San Francisco and support climate justice solutions to the crises facing our communities. From climate change to racism, unfair housing practices to poverty and the breaking up of
May 3, 2018
Be a part of PODER’s team! PODER is looking for a bilingual, energetic, detailed oriented, self starter to be its next Administrative/Development Associate. We are looking for someone who will support PODER by ensuring an efficient, well-run and digitally secure
September 13, 2017
AB 523 (Reyes) is coming up to a vote in the Assembly. Although it passed the floor with 51-20-9, we heard today that the Bay Area Caucus is not going to support our bill.
We are looking for
March 3, 2017
February 23, 2017
February 1, 2017
After the outcome of the 2016 November Election, our immigrant communities must remain calm, informed, and prepared more than ever. In the coming year, it will be important to share any new information that can support our communities as well
January 31, 2017
The California Environmental Justice Alliance is just released their 4th Environmental Justice Scorecard today for the 2016 Legislative Session — the only one in the state to assess how well California’s elected officials supported actions to address environmental issues that
December 2, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 2, 2016
1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase
Sets precedent as first-ever height increase for 100 percent affordable housing in San Francisco
San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission District’s housing crisis has been
November 28, 2016
Name: Fran Taylor & Iris Biblowitz
Ages: 67 and 70
Born in: Hyattsville, Md. & Jamaica, N.Y.
Current Neighborhood: Mission
Why did you move to San Francisco?
I met Iris in Boston over 40 years ago, not long after in
November 3, 2016
Name: Amelia Andrade
Born in: Mexico
Current Neighborhood: Mission (Navigation Center- Homeless shelter)
Ages: 62 years old
Why did you make San Francisco your home?
I came from Mexico looking for a better future. I came to the Mission, but
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
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
May 13, 2016
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
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.
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
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
December 3, 2015
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
October 8, 2015
October 2, 2015
Marilyn Duran joined PODER at the age of 14. As a member of the Common Roots Youth Organizer Program, Marilyn learned about the environmental injustices low-income communities of color face and displacement crisis that has afflicted the Mission. Her own
October 1, 2015
Thank you to our neighbors, youth and families that participated in this year’s Peoples Summit. Over a one hundred District 11-based community members took part in the half day summit, participating in various learning and visioning sessions held at the
September 8, 2015
Power in District 11
Coming Saturday, September 26th
10:00 am to 1:30 pm
4760 Mission Street, SF
Neighbors Coming Together
to Create Community Solutions
- Immigrant Rights
- Worker Power
- Affordable Housing
- Youth Power
and Translation Provided
August 28, 2015
Wrapping up the Bicis del Pueblo Summer series this Saturday, August 29, 2015. Join us at the San Francisco Community School, 125 Excelsior Avenue from noon to 4:00 pm.
Come through and lend a hand wrenching on bikes
July 29, 2015
An urbanIDEA forum on Gordon Chin’s Building Community, Chinatown Style
Thursday August 6th, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
Bayanihan Community Center
1010 Mission Street, San Francisco
Gordon Chin, founder, Chinatown CDC
NTanya Lee, independent movement activist
Oscar Grande, PODER
July 17, 2015
The San Francisco Immigrant Legal and Education Network (“SFILEN”) joins communities throughout San Francisco in mourning the loss of Kathryn Steinle. We are devastated to see yet another victim of gun violence in this country. As a network of 13
July 15, 2015
Call or email Senator Mark Leno today!
PODER, and our partners with the California Environmental Justice Alliance, are working to pass AB 1062 (Bonta) through the Senate Environmental Quality Committee.
AB 1062 will create a dedicated source of funding
July 8, 2015
Join us on July 16, 2015, 10:00 am at Balboa Park BART Station Plaza to learn how community residents are leading people-powered planning efforts to achieve equitable development and affordable housing in District 11.
From March through May of this
June 9, 2015
June 18, 2015
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlet Pl., San Francisco, CA 94102
Planning Commission, Room 400
Say no to the demolition of 50,000 sq ft of light industrial and artists’ space in the Mission District!
June 8, 2015
We took the Mission to City Hall again on June 2nd. Now let’s strategize on how to take the movement for the soul of the neighborhood forward!
Monday, June 8, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Redstone Building, 2940 Capp Street
June 2, 2015
AB 1062 & AB 1071 pass Assembly with majority votes today! A step forward to securing more resources for Environmental Justice communities!
The vote count was unanimous as AB 1062 passed with a 63-1 vote and AB 1071 with a
May 26, 2015
On June 2nd, join the rally on the steps of San Francisco’s City Hall and Speak-out at the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Support the Luxury Housing Moratorium in the Mission District. The temporary moratorium is meant to allow time to
May 19, 2015
All the PODERos@s are excited about the California Environmental Justice Alliances‘ 2015 Congreso. The Congreso is a two day gathering of community leaders from across California working collectively to win new statewide policies that will transform communities into
May 5, 2015
On Cinco de Mayo, 2015, Supervisor David Campos announced his proposed legislation for a temporary moratorium on market rate housing in the Mission District. This is a much needed step to confront the displacement crisis in the neighborhood. Stop the
May 4, 2015
The City is moving forward with plans to re-develop the Balboa Reservoir, a large, publicly owned site next to City College. Public land belongs to the everyday youth, families, and elders that make up our neighborhoods. To date, the city
April 25, 2015
Hot off the presses! The California Environmental Justice Alliance has announced our Spring 2015 Environmental Justice Legislative Agenda. Three of the priority bills will increase investments in environmental justice communities throughout California. Read the legislative agenda here.