Tuesday Shop Days || Martes de Taller

Tuesday Shop Days || Martes de Taller

May 5, 2023

We wanted to give you an update on the ongoing shop days happening at Bicis del Pueblo space at 1950 Mission Street. We’re happy to report that they’ve been a huge success, with many residents of La Fénix and the

Fund for Frontline Power

Fund for Frontline Power

November 28, 2022

Our own Antonio Díaz represents PODER on the Grassroots Governance Body of the Fund for Frontline Power. The Fund for Frontline Power was created to move resources to community organizations that are implementing inclusive, regenerative, replicable, and scalable solutions to

Dia de los Muertxs 2022

Dia de los Muertxs 2022

November 28, 2022

Our Dia de los Muertx’s Harvesting Ancestral Knowledge celebration is still on our minds. PODER’s Urban Campesinx team put on a magical evening of ceremony, dancing, music, and community. 

Nuestra celebración del Día de los Muertx Cosechando Sabiduría Ancestral, todavía

Bittersweet Goodbye || Un adios Agrídulce

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

Summer stRIDE’s and bike courses || Summer stRIDE y bici pistas

Summer stRIDE’s and bike courses || Summer stRIDE y bici pistas

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

Guía Para Votantes / Voter Guides – Nov 2020

October 23, 2020

November 3, 2020 is election day. We need our community to exercise your right vote to go to the polls or send in your ballot. Your vote is your voice!

For a Voter Guide in English, click here.


Farewell from Marilyn

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

Mas Informacion aserca de “Que es Carga Publica”

Mas Informacion aserca de “Que es Carga Publica”

April 7, 2020

Hola Comunidad,

¿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

San Francisco United in Crisis

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

Together, let’s protect our immigrant community!

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.

This Nov. 5th, Vote!

October 18, 2019

On November 5, 2019, remember to vote!

Vote “Yes” on Proposition A and “Yes” on Proposition E!

Say “Yes” to Affordable Housing!

To find your place to vote, click here.


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

Remember Los Siete

Remember Los Siete

April 2, 2019

Join us for an easy to moderate pace community ride through the Mission District tracing the inspiring and radical legacy of Los Siete De La Raza. Click here to read El Tecolote’s recent article on Los Siete and upcoming month

PODER welcomes Reina Tello

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.

PODER is Hiring!

PODER is Hiring!

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

Support AB 523! Today!

September 13, 2017

PODER familia,

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

Say No to Big Oil! No to AB 398!

July 14, 2017

Contact your legislators today.

Tell them to vote No on AB 398.

Governor Brown negotiated this bill behind closed doors with Big Oil.

Say No to a bad climate deal and Yes to Climate Justice!

Meet our Promotora, Maria Elena Ramos!

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

1296 Shotwell Granted Affordable Housing Bonus Program Height Increase

December 2, 2016

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

We Love Our Elders: Fran & Iris

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

We Love Our Elders: Amelia Andrade

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

Tu Voto = Tu Voz

October 31, 2016

Vote on Tuesday, November 8, 2016!

This November, we have the opportunity to vote for Affordable Housing, Good Government, Funding for Schools and City Services and Less Criminalization.

Get your bilingual San Francisco Rising Voter Guide here.


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

Member Profiles: Marilyn Duran

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

The Peoples Summit A Huge Success

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

The People’s Summit 2015

September 8, 2015

Building People
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

Food, Childcare,
and Translation Provided


This Saturday! Bicis del Pueblo Bicycle Workshop

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

SFILEN Mourns Loss of Victim of Gun Violence

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

People Powered Planning Gets the Jobs Done!

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

Save the Mission: Next Steps Meeting

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

Assembly vote means more resources for our communities

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

Love the Mission? Help Save It! Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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

¡Ya Basta! Housing for People, Not for Profits!

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

CEJA Announces Spring 2015 EJ Legislative Agenda!

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.