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02/1/2017 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

Our America

Today, as the previously unthinkable becomes a terrifying and sad reality, let us pause for a moment to reflect on the United States we love and believe in.

We believe in a country where all workers deserve a living wage and a safe, dignified place to work. Our America is one that welcomes and protects immigrants. Our America does not discriminate against people based on the color of their skin or the faith they profess, but instead looks to nurture the hopes and aspirations of all. Our America is one where women and LGBTQ individuals have full and equal access to all our society’s rights and privileges. Our America is one where all Americans, regardless of race or wealth are entitled to full participation in our democracy, and where government works for the many, not the few. Our America sees inequality, injustice and poverty and asks how has this come to pass and demands better.

In our America, society is built on the principles of love and respect, not hatred and greed.

We know that building and exercising collective power at the local, state and federal levels can and will transform the political landscape, bringing our vision of America into being.

CPD builds the power of communities to ensure our country embodies our vision of an inclusive, equitable society: where people of color, immigrants, working families, women, and LGBTQ communities thrive together, supported by a fair and resilient economy, and political institutions that reflect our priorities. CPD’s role is especially important at a time when our communities are being threatened and the institutions that sustain us are under attack.

The transformative promise of community-based people-power is why we won’t stop. We must continue to strengthen our collective power to promote and protect our communities.

Whether you’ll be hitting the streets with the hundreds of thousands of others marching across the country or finding your own way of taking action, we need you to get involved with CPD.

Pledge to fight back with our sister organization, CPD Action, and subscribe to their email list. You’ll be kept updated on actionable items and events, receive resources for contacting your elected officials, and contribute to campaigns that expand the voice and power of workers, communities of color, and immigrants on issues of economic and racial justice.

Of course, none of this is possible without generous financial support. If you’re able to, please help CPD strengthen our community organizing efforts with a contribution to our network today.

Through our collective action we can and will transform America to the country of our hopes and aspirations.

Let’s do this! This is our America.